As Hallowe’en ends and pumpkins sag on neighbourhood fronts, marketing departments globally latch on to the next big event – no not Black Friday – but Christmas. We only know the 12 days of Christmas but walk in any department store or supermarket in Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn, Lowestoft or Norwich and you’d believe Christmas now has over 60 days.

It’s a time of year when estate agents rub their hands too as many people like to move to a bigger home before Christmas or just after. Rightmove (and John Lewis) get their highest daily traffic volumes on Boxing Day. Not apocryphal but fact.

We’ve written before about improving not moving. You can read that here.

Moving home is an expensive business

It’s not just the mortgage repayments and the mortgage fee; it’s Stamp Duty, solicitor fees, removal costs, the EPC and estate agent fees. We reckon upsizing will cost, in most cases, in excess of £15,000 and often triple or quadruple this.

You can stay in your home and instead of surfing Rightmove over leftover turkey, contact a Norwich architectural planning team like us to give free professional advice on your options.

Preaching to the converted?

Envision CAD have experience of converting commercial and industrial properties locally. Take a peek at the windmill conversion in Reedham or the adaptation of White’s florists in Gorleston.

Now we’re not saying find a windmill or a shop for your next project but do look at other case studies if, whilst eating Roses and Quality Street, you decide you need more space.

You could extend with a single storey – like this in Caister or the one in Fleggburgh, Norfolk.

Whichever avenue you choose – moving, converting, improving or extending, this  Norwich architectural planning team will support you expertly.

Contact us today for more information – and we’d be delighted to help you.