You might think building an extension on to your home sounds like great fun. Well, it can be once it’s finished. It could also add a lot of value on to your home. But during the time when you’re building it’s going to be hard work. As well as this, many people often underestimate how complicated it is to get an extension built. It requires paperwork, planning, budgeting and understanding what materials to use. But don’t worry, we’ve got all of that covered. We’re going to walk you through everything that you need to think about when you build an extension on your home.

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Materials

First, you need to consider the materials that you’ll use to build an extension. For instance, you might be building a back porch onto your home. To do this, you can use pine wood. But you have to be aware of how to use it effectively and how to prepare the wood. Otherwise, you’re just going to make a mess. You can look at some new ideas for working with pine online.  As well as this, the materials that you use can affect how much value the extensions adds to your home. Typically, people don’t add home extensions simply to improve the property. At the very least they have considered the possibility of a future sale.

Processes

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Second, there’s a lot of different processes involved when building your new extension. You need to ready the ground that you’re going to build on, preparing the foundation. You’ve got to figure out how it will connect to the rest of your property. Once the basic building work is done, you’ve got to fit in central heating systems and electricity lines. Both are these processes can be dangerous, even illegal for the untrained professional. You’re also going to need plenty of different tools and resources to complete the building work. But there’s another factor we’ve missed out as well.

Permission

Before you start to work on your extension, you do need to get permission. You need to make sure that the local council or authority will allow you to build the extension. Approval can take a few months to go through, and you won’t be able to complete any work until that happens. Even if you get permission, they may still make amendments to your plans. This can range from deciding what material you use to build to reducing the size of the planned extension.

Professional Expertise

Unless you’re a builder by trade very few people can handle an extension without any outside help. At the very least, you’ll need someone else to put in the electric lines. We recommend you look into hiring a contractor to complete most of the job for you. You can still take part in some of the work. But let a professional take the reigns on a project. That way, you can guarantee, you won’t get in over your head.

Giving Up

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There have been plenty of cases where people have started extension work and given up halfway through. They do this, either because they can’t afford to finish it. Or, because they think it’s going to end up looking a mess. But you should always persevere. The extension is always going to look like a disaster halfway through. If you want the dream, the desired result you need to get through the project and out onto the other side.

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You might think building an extension on to your home sounds like great fun. Well, it can be once it’s finished. It could also add a lot of value on to your home. But during the time when you’re building it’s going to be hard work. As well as...