27 Oct All You Need To Know Before Extending Your House
House extensions are deceptively simple and they seem much easier to do on paper. The reality is that they require a lot of work, focus, and commitment. When you decide to extend your home, you need to take it seriously and prepare in advance so that you get the most out of it.
At G B C we have a lot of years worth of experience as house extension builders for many clients. To help you prepare for the best home extension here’s all you need to know.
1. How to start a home extension
The most important thing to consider before you start to build a house extension is what the purpose of your extension is. You need to pinpoint the fundamental reasons why you want to extend your home. Is it for extra space? Greater resale value? Having a solid answer to this question will help you prioritise the different parts of the home extension process. You also need to set a budget and get somewhere to live during the extension as your house will not be an option.
When you have these in place, you will also need to get a planning permit so that you can start working. These tend to take a bit of time and a lot of paperwork is required so you need to plan ahead and start working on these approximately 6 months before you need to start your home extension.
2. Get the right partner
The next thing will be to sit with a professional so that you can plan the home extension. G B C is a firm with a difference. We will help you come up with plans for your home extension that meet all your requirements and are also budget-friendly. We have a lot of experience in home remodels so we will be able to give you sound advice on what you can expect during the remodel and the pitfalls that you need to look out for. We also have many house extensions options that you can choose from.
3. Other things to consider
If you love DIY you may consider getting this job done by yourself but think again. House extensions are not for the faint of heart. They cannot be equated to a kitchen or bathroom remodel. It is a good idea to get someone experienced that can direct you on what needs to get done and how you can get it done. The extra cost will be covered for your peace of mind and a quality job that will be done on your behalf.
At G B C we believe that every house must be as unique as its occupants. This is why we pride ourselves in custom home design and building. Contact us today and we will make all your custom home dreams come true.
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