Tips for Adding a Home Extension to Your House
Whether you’re redoing a kitchen or planning a bathroom renovation, Oxford requires a permit for certain sizes of extensions. Aside from this, you’ll need a good contractor to manage the build and the roofing. What else can you do to reduce the stress of managing a home extension?
Hire a Trustworthy Contractor
While anyone will say they can do the job, you really want a contractor who has the necessary experience. This is the best way to ensure you get the type of home extension you want, rather than something poorly cobbled together. To check if someone is a good fit, you should talk to them about the possibility of an extension, and ask for a quote as well as a realistic timeline for the project.
It’s also helpful to check out reviews and references. This will give you a much better idea of the sort of work the person does. You can ask if they have employees too. Extra hands will mean the project goes faster.
Get an Architect to Plan the Design
Before you even begin to work on an extension, you should have a good plan in place. This is best managed by an architect who will be familiar with what is required for a home extension. Oxford regulations must be followed and the proper permits acquired before you start to build.
Architectural plans may seem excessive for a simple addition to your home, but they’re actually essential. Not only does it help with the paperwork, but it’s also good for the contractor building the space. They will be able to see exactly where everything goes and can ensure the electrical fixtures are in the right place.
Match Your Siding and Roof
Sometimes after you’ve built your brand new extension the rest of your home will suddenly appear tired or outdated. Many then choose to re-paint or clad the rest of their house to combat this. While it does cost more, it’s often worth it to see the improvement in how your house looks. In many cases, the roof will need repairs anyway, so it can be helpful to redo the roofing while you are adding on to the house.
Are you trying to add a new addition to your home? Learn more about the cost of extension Oxford by contacting us for a quote.