Things To Consider Adding An Extension To Your Home

October 3, 2022

 Are you thinking about adding an extension onto your home? This can be a great choice for a number of reasons. An extension will provide extra room for you and your family. It can also allow you to make use of space around your property that isn’t providing you with any benefits right now. For instance, you could have a small area of land to the side of your home that isn’t suitable as a garden space. Furthermore, the right extension could add additional value to your property. You might even be able to add as much as 20% onto the asking price. However, while there are certainly benefits, there are also issues that you need to be aware of. 

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Planning Permission

First, you should consider the problem of planning permission. If your extension is sizable or is going to change the aesthetic of your home significantly, then you will need the right planning permission. This can take months so it’s important to keep this in mind when you are managing your schedule. 


Next, you should think about your neighbors. You might assume that your neighbors have no say in what you do to your property. This isn’t quite true and at the very least, you should let them know that you are completing work on your home. That’s important if there’s going to be noise or vehicles blocking the road. While they can’t prevent work, they could delay it and cause headaches by lodging complaints. Usually, if you are considerate and let your neighbors know about work being completed, this won’t happen. 


It is important to ensure that there’s no issues with safety when completing an extension on your home. An extension can be dangerous and this is why you should get a professional team to help you complete the work. Of course, this also means that you need to choose the right contractors. Ask any construction accident lawyer and they’ll tell you incidents tend to occur because people didn’t have the right training, experience, or qualifications. You should be checking details like this when you arrange for people to work on your home. 


Finally, you should think about the cost of a change like this. An extension can be quite expensive. However, we’ve left this until last on the list as it is the last thing that you should consider. It’s important that you do pay for a high quality solution even if that means that the extension costs you a little more. At the same time, you need to ensure that you are paying a fair price. The best way to do this will be to speak to a few different companies. This will provide you with a base price you should expect to pay. 

We hope this helps you understand some of the key points that you should consider before adding an extension onto your home. Keep these possibilities in mind and you can guarantee that a project like this isn’t stressful at all. 

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