Where To Start With House Extensions

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There are many reasons why people would be considering adding an extension to their home, from making room for a growing family, to improving your living space to include working from home during the lockdown. We have a quick guide on how to get your head around planning your dream refurbishment.

A home extension can be an ideal way to make your home a better place to live and some extensions are guaranteed to add thousands to the value of your home.

Homeowners are more and more choosing to renovate their homes instead of selling due to the uncertainty in the market due to the pandemic.

When it comes to designing your extension, unless you have vast experience in renovating properties, it is strongly advised to get the help of a professional, whether that’s an architect or a building firm that also includes design services.

Whatever route you take, the key to finding the right people to help is to do as much research as you can, seek out customer reviews and get recommendations for architects, builders, and craftsmen. Even if you are designing your extension yourself, you may still need a designer or draftsperson to draw up the plans in order to get planning permission.

An extension tends to be broken down roughly into the following stages:

  • Foundations/groundwork
  • Low-level work
  • Internal and external walls
  • Windows and doors
  • Guttering, piping, wiring and plumbing
  • Knock through and plastering
  • Light fittings, switches and sockets
  • Taps and connections

It is wise to familiarise yourself with the finer detail in each stage of an extension or project so you can ask the right questions at the right time and avoid some of the inevitable delays that are bound to crop up.

Plan well, and before you know it, your main concern will be how to decorate your new extension.

If you need someone to help with extension plans in Milton Keynes, talk to us today!