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When you own an older property you love the simplicity but also begin to crave the easier things in life on top, and sometimes, around its exterior.


Bringing an Old Property to Modern Look

Some people may fear having development done on such a classic building with a lot of history, but there are things that can be done that can restore its vintage appeal whilst providing more contemporary cosmetic changes. Everything from extensions, external buildings and change of roofing structure for something more architectural provides the perfect balance of new and old.

Practicality is Key

Owning a historic home is all about having character and charm that new build developments can sometimes lack, especially when it comes to original brick and mortar.

However, with these original designs comes a tendency to put off buyers who are looking for something more agreeing to their lifestyle. When you want to cater to the best of both worlds with a facelift or adapting to a more modern feel on a classic look, Virtu Homes is the residential property developer in Manchester to perfectly marry them together.

A makeover is not just resigned to newer properties, as older exterior finishes and features could ruin older houses and some are much bigger in scale.

Alter Proportions

When it comes to significant renovation work, the overall proportions of the building may be worth changing. Some people love the thought of extending their homes upwards as well as outwards in order to capture a perfect balance. Subject to planning permission you may also be able to add a second story to a classic bungalow, creating an exciting how blending both the old with new.

Planning permission is not required for smaller extensions at the back or sides of a property. The changes do not have to be a dramatic difference to your original building, as you can work to match materials with the pre-existing to create a great flow between old and new.

Roof Changes

If you own an old-style bungalow, the roof is typically a dominant feature that can radically change your building’s appearance if you change the shape of it.

It is a sizable job that is done to allow for a loft or extension or insulation as a means of efficiency. This is a great project if you are expecting a larger family dynamic to fit into the house that was fine for just the two of you and don’t want to have to move from the property.

Raising the roof height will require planning permission, which can be handled by the team at Virtu Homes if you are unsure of the process.

At Virtu Homes, we are the property developers that love to combine the old and new into respectable living space and have decades of experience in delivering on complex and care attentive projects. Call our team today to discuss transforming your old house into the new home.

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