Home Extensions Hamilton
S&D provide a full home extensions design and build service to customers in Hamilton.
Top 5 tips for planning house extensions
When it comes to your home, you want the best. Every pound you spend on improving it needs to work hard, not just by adding value but by creating a useable and functional space.
Consider these top five tips when planning your extension:
I. Budget – only the lucky few have bottom less pit of cash when it comes to home renovations and extension thus, it pays to work out what you have to spend on your next home improvement project. This way, you will not only get the best for your money but you will not end up with the money running out before the project is completed.
II. What do you want to achieve? – this is an important question to ask when it comes to planning house extensions in Hamilton. How you want to use it is a key question as the answer affects the design of the extension and, in some cases, its size too. There may also be additional planning regulations and permissions needed.
III. Length of time to build – the bigger and more complex the extension, the longer it will take to complete. Some people have relatively simple and easy designs, but there may be house extensions that require far more structural work, for example building a two storey extension. The reason why this matters is that some people are not always sure of how long the disruption and building work can last. What they thought would be something that would take a few weeks, can take months to complete.
IV. Planning permissions and regulations - there are all kinds of paperwork, rules and regulations that you need to be mindful of. Ploughing on regardless can mean that you face the prospect of tearing down the extension, as well as lengthy and expensive legal battles. It pays before you start anything to check out planning requirements in your area. Clearly, the addition of extensions at listed properties, or those in conservation areas will be subject to far more stringent planning requirements.
V. Architecturally designed – you may think that your extension is too small to warrant the expense of an architect but, the involvement of a professional can make the difference between house extensions fitting the property, appealing to you and being functional or being a corridor from the inside of the house to the garden.
Planning house extensions at Hamilton properties is the first step in an exciting process; building is step two and enjoying the finished space is step three. How will you plan your extension?
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