If you want to cut extension costs or simply extend your house as cheaply as possible, it might be time to rethink your plans and extension design rather than your budget. There might be ways to shave a bit of money off various elements of your extension project – from being clever with the design to cutting the cost of labour – without ruining the look or function of the space. Summer is the perfect time to plan an extension, so that you can get the quotes in over autumn, ready to go for spring. Use these tips to find out how to save money on the cost of an extension and extend a house cheaply – but still get a great result. Find out more about extending a house in our ultimate guide, and use our extension cost calculator to work out your project’s budget. Timing your extension for good weather is one of the simplest ways to cut extension costs. Why? Because bad weather causes delays, which can mean increased labour costs, rejigged schedules and, if you’re renting while you extend, increased rental accommodation costs, too.  Weather damage from the wind and rain can up your costs, too, and what started as a simple loft extension can become a complete redecoration j...