Guide To Getting an Extension Added to Your Home

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Industry Observer

Are you thinking about getting an extension for your home? This can be a great way to extend your living space and improve your lifestyle, especially in a time where many are now working and spending more time at home. Not only this, but an extension can also add a significant amount of value to your property. It is a major project to undertake, so read on for a quick guide on extending your home.

 

Planning Permission

If you are extending your home, there is a good chance that you will need to obtain planning permission from the council beforehand. This is usually a relatively straightforward process to go through but there is helpful advice if your application is refused online.

 

Placement

You also need to consider the placement of your extension. This can be anywhere that you have the space on your land, but typically, people will extend backwards into the garden where they will have the most space. It will also depend on your needs and what you want to use the space for, such as an extra bedroom or a home office.

 

When

You also need to consider when the work will be carried out. Obviously, it will depend on when builders are available (many are booked up right now), but it is ideal if you are able to get the extension during the warmer, dryer months when the weather should (hopefully) not interfere with work or cause any kind of water damage.

 

Design

In terms of the design of the extension, you could do this yourself but you might find it best to use the services of an architect. They will be able to design the best possible space based on your property and needs and may also be able to manage the project for you.

 

Materials

The materials that are used is one of the most important decisions to make and you always need to make sure that you are using quality that will last - keep in mind that buying cheap can cost more in the long run due to damage and repairs. With this type of project, you need to use high-quality roofing sheets for your extension to prevent water damage that could be extremely costly. 

 

Builders

When it comes to choosing builders, it is important to meet with at least 3 different companies and to get quotes from each one. In addition to the costs, you also need to make sure that you feel comfortable with them, they are easy to communicate with and have a good track record.

 

Hopefully, the information in this guide will help you to make the right decisions when moving forward with an extension. An extension can improve your home and life in many ways, but it is also a major project that needs a lot of planning.

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