Adding extension to house
Adding extension to house – getting the design right
Getting the design right on your home extension is key. Without the correct design the space will not be useful. It is important to know what the space is going to be used for and how you will be adding value to your home as a result. Looking at the design of your home as more of a blank canvas can sometimes be useful so that you are thinking more about what you want from the space, it can then be easier to reverse engineer that back into the home you’d want. Of course we are always on hand to help with this entire process, pointing out to you the potential where you can make benefits within your home and your extension. Our team have years of experience in adding extensions to houses so will be able to let you know in advance of what is realistic and what would give you the best result for your money.
Adding extension to house – getting planning passed
Getting your home through the planning stages can be a challenge, it takes time and you sometimes need to predict what the council may want in advance. Therefore speaking to us about the type of extension you are working on as well as the limitations that the council may expect to see we can help you produce something which is great for you and also less likely to receive objections from the council. Of course we cannot guarantee this, however if the council see reason in your plans then it is more likely they will be open to your ideas and allow the plans to be passed quicker with less conditions.
Adding extension to house – type of extension
The type of extension you are thinking of will of course change depending on what you are thinking about lifestyle wise and your existing property. We have worked on rear extensions, loft extensions, side extensions and essentially every type of home extension described. The type of extension you choose will depend on the space you have available, the condition of the current property, the surrounding properties and any restrictions such as conservation areas, or tree protection orders.
Adding extension to house – structural drawings
Once plans are approved we can move onto producing structural drawings, this will allow us to see the specification of the materials required to produce the extension. It will detail for us the wood, steels and bricks to create the structure and will allow us to finalise the materials we need in order to progress with your house extension. The structural drawings are key to ensuring that everything is built to a high standard and gives you peace of mind that our builders are following strict rules and instructions to get the job done correctly and to a high standard.
Adding extension to your house – the process
Once the build is ready to start, we will perform any demolition where necessary of existing structures, then otherwise prepare the ground for footings where needed. We will also engage with the building control to ensure that everything is carried out in accordance with the building regulations. This means your home extension will be built in a way that the council will sign off as suitable after. We will then get the groundworks marked out, ready for a build to start, building up the walls and adding any requires steels, adding the roof and doors, and then working on any internally required elements, including electrics, plumbing and anything else agreed within our initial quotation.
Adding extension to your house – getting a quote
Get a quote from us about the house extension you are thinking about carrying out. Our team are friendly and helpful, and will be more than happy to assist you no matter what stage of the build you are at. Let us take any of the stress of the project and manage this closely with you to make the process as enjoyable as possible.
Speak to us today or drop us a message on the enquiry form below with as much detail about your house extension as possible and we will get an estimate to you or perform a site visit where necessary.