Buiding an extension is a great way to add space and value to your property. It can be built for multiple purposes and is a great way to bring a fresh, vibrant feel to an old or new home. Having an extension built can be an exciting yet daunting task when trying to plan, so knowing the order is which to do things is essential. Here is a list of things to consider.

  • Planning permission: First, you'll need to make sure you have planning permission before start to plan out your project. The last thing you want is to incur fees and charges from arctitects and possibly builders to find out you aren't able to start building or worse, have to take down what you have built already. 

  • Architects plans: Once you have planning permission, you'll need an architect to draw up a set of plans as you start to think about the design of your project. It is important when in this stage to see the finished design layout of your bathrooms, kitchen etc as you will want to give your builder as much information as possible so they can give you an accurate price for the work.

  • Getting quotes: Having the first two steps in place you'll then need think about getting quotes off reliable builders. It is important to get as much detail as you can to give the builders so they can price as accurately as possible and manage the job well. We find that information introduced along the way can have negative effects on the finished details as jobs will need to be done in order and if done backwards can look odd come the end. Be sure that all the details you have specified are included and anything that is and isn't supplied is in writing as this can cause complications. You don't want your builder charging to supply you with a bathroom suite when you have already bought one and you wouldn't want to think your builder has priced to supply a bathroom suite or kitchen but says it wasn't included in the price. Make sure you know what is and isn't included before you agree to anything.

  • Choosing your builder: It can be hard chosing a builder, especially if the prices are about the same. Make sure your builder has as many reviews as possible as it's the best way to tell if they have a good track record. You can see our reviwes here https://www.mybuilder.com/profile/view/batescarpentry99

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