12 things you need to know before extending your home

Home extensions work on the same rule of working with a given home and expanding it into the dream house with the potential it has to be. They might be specifically designed as you started out creating it but in the future, you’ll discover a necessity for a extra space.”

planning permission documents for a home extension rolled up

Not sure where to start when planning a home extension? We’ve got your back with this helpful 12 point guide.

A home extension can be a useful way to add space, liveability and value to your home. The right planning, advice and discipline will ensure that your home renovation project goes off without a hitch. Here’s what to keep in mind before getting started:

1. Where do I start?

The design stage of the project is the first step in any home extension plan.

Every home extension requires a custom plan, which can be completed by appointing the help of a professional draughtsperson a building designer or an architect.

This is your opportunity to improve the liveability of your home, as well as the chance to add value to the property. For this reason, choosing the right person for the job is essential.

Consider asking your friends or neighbours for recommendations when interviewing your shortlist of preferred designers. Doing so, will help you to get familiar with the type of workmanship you can expect and will help you to make an informed decision…


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