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Successfully planning a house extension

A house extension is a great way to add value to your home and give you more space to enjoy it.

Successfully planning a house extension.

A house extension is a great way to add value to your home and give you more space to enjoy it. At Oaklands, we offer a full-service approach to all our clients. We start from the architectural drawings, 3d modelling of the rooms and plans, building and foundations - right the way through to the fit-out of the internals of the building such as kitchens and bathrooms. Oaklands offers house extension service in Leicester and throughout Leicestershire. A certified builder from our team can give you all the advice you need on how to plan a house or kitchen extension

 

What do you need to consider before you start a house extension?

There are several important things you need to consider before you start a house extension. The first thing is your budget. Plan your designs and discuss your ideas with an expert. You can get a realistic estimate of the price from an architect or builder. With professional advice, you’ll be able to get a better idea of the overall costs. You can also find out how much value the extension will add to your home. It’s important to think of it as an investment for the future.

Another important thing to bear in mind is building regulations. Whether or not planning permission is needed, your house extension will still need to comply with building regulations. These are in place for your safety, and the safety of your neighbours. It’s also important to ensure that you are not going to affect the property of your neighbours, and it’s a good idea to let them know first.

You also need to consider your insurance options. Your builder will be able to offer advice on this as well. If you’re not the freeholder, you need to check that you have the right to make changes to the property. You can find this information on your lease. Once you know everything is legally up to scratch, you can work on your designs with a builder.

How do you choose a builder?

Choose the builder that can provide you with the most complete service. This way, it’ll be less hassle for you overall. It’s also a good idea to shop around and get a quote to find the best deal. You can also read existing client testimonials. Once you’ve chosen a builder, give them as much information as possible about your ideas. Together you’ll be able to come up with a detailed plan for your house extension including a realistic timeframe and budget.

Ideally, you want to choose a builder that can guide you through your house extension project step by step, from start to finish. A closer relationship with your builder will guarantee you more involvement, and the best results. 

At Oaklands, we can manage the entire process via one central point with little hassle for you, other than the building making some mess for your home. If you’re looking for a builder to carry out a house extension in Leicestershire, get a free quote today

 

 

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