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House Extension: 5 Things You Need to Know

As property prices inch higher, many homeowners are opting to extend their existing homes, rather than upgrade & move to a new home altogether. The other reason people may choose not to move is that they may be comfortable living in that particular neighborhood and may have built strong personal relationships there too. Regardless of the reason why you are considering a house extension project, there are certain aspects you need to keep in view such as:

1. The practical aspect of the project

Even before you start the actual project, you have to take the concept into consideration and find a good contractor. This means you need to think about practicalities including the cost aspect, where you and your family will live while the project is in progress and what kind of value the extension will add to your home. Take a 360 ° view of the situation and consider other things that may affect the smooth progress of the project.

2. The project cost

Once you have addressed these broader issues, you need to get down to the nitty-gritty’s of working out how much you will be spending on the house extension. This includes things like:

  • The scope of the job
  • The size of the extension
  • Amenities you would need in that space
  • Other

You need to work out the costing details with professionals like the ones at Rockethammer. We would be able to provide a more accurate quote for the job based on your requirements and budget. In addition to the quoted cost, you also need to factor in a 10% contingency for unforeseen costs.

3. Perfect planning and design

The house extension design needs to be considered and planned very carefully. It’s important that the styling and architectural detailing blend in seamlessly with that of the existing structure. You need to use similar colors and materials to maintain cohesiveness in design.

4. Hire the right construction planners

While building designers and architect are tasked with drawing up detailed house extensions plans, companies like ours have vast expertise in designing and planning residential extensions. We have deep knowledge of all the relevant regulatory requirements as well as all the structural issues involved. We can provide plan and design recommendations too. These will be based on a variety of factors such as your requirements, the existing floor plan, how much space the extension will create and your lifestyle etc.

5. The right builder

Once you have all the plans and details in place, you also need to find a reputed and experienced builder that specializes in handling extension projects. We at Rockethammer provide comprehensive residential renovation services. This means we can handle your project from start to finish. We use top grade materials in our work and work very closely with our clients to provide customized services.

There are a number of rules and regulations around construction works such as these and various local codes to be followed. You would need permits for the job and more. As a company that provides start-to-end design, planning and construction services, we assure you of the best solutions that fit into your budget.

Before applying for a permit, it’s important that you speak to all your immediate neighbors that may be affected by the house extension work. Aside from being a courtesy, you also need to make sure that they don’t object to the proposal as that will simply jeopardize your entire project.

We have vast experience in the construction industry, ensuring the seamless management of your house extension project. For more information, feel free to call us at 514 901-1144.

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