Why Not Build An Extension?
To move or extend your property – that is the big question.
Many people will choose to move house when they need more space. Whether that be because they’re expanding their family or simply want the extra space. It’s a sad thought of having to move and leave your much loved home behind because isn’t big enough for you. But what if you could have the extra space you desire in the home you love?
Have you thought about an extension? Extensions give you the extra space you need and the best part of all is you get to stay in the house you love!
Here are some benefits to extending your property rather than selling up:
– Increasing the space for a growing or current family.
– Adds value to your current property.
– Less stress and frustration than moving to a new house.
– You can design it exactly the way you want (providing it is agreed by planning.)
It may sound simple enough, but a lot of planning and thought has to go into an extension. If you’re looking at building an extension on your property, there are a couple of things you need to have completed before you approach a building contractor:
You will need architectural drawings of your proposed extension before you begin approaching any contractors or government bodies. The drawings will demonstrate how big the extension will be, what it entails and if it will cross over any boundaries that you might not own. We can recommend good architects if you need help. The architects will be able to tell you if it’s possible to have what you envisage and will show the builders exactly what they’re quoting for. These drawings must be full and complete drawings, including dimensions and sizing. We would recommend having a specification written so everyone who quotes your work will quote for the same thing.
For any adaptation or structural changes to your property, you must gain permission from your local planning department and/or building control. You can look on your local council website to see which department you need for your works.
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