5 Things To Consider When Extending Your Home
Building a home extension is always an exciting time. But it can often be the case that many people rush into it without considering all of the important factors involved. As a construction company in Surrey and North Hampshire, we are familiar with all sorts of extensions and the common mistakes people make. Take a look at our suggestions for when you get the ball rolling:
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What Is Your Goal?
Take the time to really think about it. Rushing into an extension can often result in misused space and the wrong type of extension for what you really need and want. Make sure that you sit down and think through everything that you want, rather than building everything before finding you wanted to add something else but forgot. Think about what you are using the space for. Are you wanting it for more space? An extra bathroom?
We want to make sure that anyone looking to build an extension is comparing apples for apples when they get a quote. It’s often the case that some quotes may look less expensive than others, when in actual fact, they just don’t include all of the costs. Make sure to ask for a breakdown of the costs so that you can directly compare quotes so as not to miss out any unforeseen expenses. Read a previous blog from our Surrey construction company for more information on how to compare builders quotes.
Can You Remain In Your Home During The Build?
A big factor to consider is whether you can still be at home when the building gets underway. If you aren’t allowed to stay, that will add significant costs to your overall budget. Make sure you plan in advance so that you have somewhere to stay and you don’t delay the project.
Having a schedule is everything. It can often take considerably longer than most people think to complete an entire project. Talk to your builders and make sure time is factored into the schedule for unforeseen hurdles that may arrive. Make sure you aren’t being unreasonable in your expectations of timings. Sadly it can’t be done in a matter of days.
Talk To Your Neighbours
When building an extension, it is often the case that people forget about their neighbours. Try to give them advance notice on the building work and make sure they are aware of the schedule so that it provides minimum disruption to their lives. Trust us, it’ll leave the relationship much stronger if you get in touch with them and explain.
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