Planning an Extension to Your Home
If you need some extra space in your home but you want to stay in your current property, then building an extension could be a great way to get this and also a better option than moving house in some cases.
As well as gaining the extra space in your home, adding an extension means that you will be able to add value to your property and you will not have the hassle of finding a new house, plus the costs of moving. When you pay for an extension, it is an investment in your current home as well as an improvement to your lifestyle.
If you are thinking about building an extension onto your current home, then firstly think about the size of extension that you would like to add. You also need to think about where this extension would go and whether it is possible to add it on.
Another important consideration is planning permission. Find out more about the planning laws in your local area. If you have an architect who is helping you with your extension, they will know a lot about planning laws and regulations, so it is worth asking them before you embark on the project. Bear in mind that if you live in a National Park or Conservation area, planning laws may be stricter than in other areas, so take this into account too when you are planning.
It is also a good idea to get a professional builder like Cotswold Builders to come and look at your home – they will be able to give you suggestions, advise you on what you could do to get what you want from your extension and also give you quotes for what it is likely to cost. Bear in mind that you need to consider the cost of the materials that you are going to be using to create the extension.
When you are looking for a builder, it is a good idea to get several quotes and also ask for recommendations from people who are in the business and who have used a building company recently. Going with the cheapest quote is not usually recommended as you need to take the quality of the workmanship and the materials into account. After all an extension is a huge investment so you want to make sure it is done to a high standard.