House extensions are pretty convenient especially if you are in need of more living space. it’s a great option, as it lets you create more room without having to move to a bigger house. Assuming you have the land area available, it’s definitely worth considering, as it can substantially increase the value of your property. Remember, that even if land ia in short supply, you can always consider extending upwards.
There are, however, several things to consider before taking the plunge. You can find an outline of some of these down below, so let’s get right to them!
Assessing your extension
Just because it seems a good idea, you need to first make sure that it really is feasible. So, before you start, there are several things that need to be assessed and cleared. An important first step would be to get a structural engineer to take a look at your existing property and the proposed extension. A professional will be able to advise you what type of additional construction would be realistic. Once it’s been verified that your existing structure can handle a second story or additional construction, you can proceed with the project.
Planning the construction
You’ll already have a pretty good ideas about what you want done, and now would be the time to discuss them with a professional contractor. With their years of experience doing similar projects, they will be in a good position to advise whether your ideas are practical. Discussing your goals in greater detail is an important step before proceeding.
Relay your needs clearly and carefully as this allows the contractor to come up with designs and plans which you can then consider.
Quite possibly, they will suggest options that will improve upon your ideas. The result could be a finished extension that will be even better than you had hoped for.
Getting the ball rolling
Once you’ve hired your contractor, they will be able to get a lot of the preparatory work done for you. They have the people who can prepare and execute whatever paperwork needs to be filed for clearance. It will save delays and hassles down the line if all the necessary plans are drawn and permits secured, up front.
Rules and requirements for obtaining planning permission can vary depending on the local authority. Familiarity with the process and all the technicalities allows an experienced contractor to work quickly and efficiently. That’s a lot of work off your hands. It will give you time to focus on more important things—like your new home extension project.
With all the paperwork, formalities, and planning out of the way, it’s time to get the job done. Once the professionals get to work, you will have a timeframe for completion. With the pros’ skills and experience, the task should hopefully wrap up on schedule without expensive over runs. You also won’t have to worry about their team working on your premises, as licensed pros have full insurance in case of any mishap. Your job is to stay focused, keeping tabs on the construction.
It’s well worth the effort and needn’t be difficult
Building an extension onto your home need not be difficult or too time-consuming. Once you have a clear idea of what you want to build, sit down with your contractor and discuss all the financing options. Regardless of the project you’re keen on doing, with a team you’re comfortable working with, it can be both satisfying and enjoyable
Call us today for a no-obligation quote. We’ll show you how you can achieve the dream extension you’ve been wanting, comfortably within your budget.