If you are really planning to do extension for your home with your own, then it can be a dangerous thing to consider unless you are very much experienced in construction field. With the increase in prices of real estate, now a number of owners are choosing an option to extend their current house without investing money in another project.
For this, lot of factors has to be considered in mind starting any work. Some of the points to keep in mind are:
Designing & Planning
It is very important to consider the design of the extension to perform; it has to be your first priority. Always try to match the standards such as the roof with current building, and sure enough to use similar materials and textures. You can do planning for this as taking layout of your rooms, making a note about the style of doors and windows. Hiring an architect for this work can be a better thing, because of his experience involved.
It is always a good idea to ensure that the extension you are about to make will not lie under the properties of your neighbors. Involving your neighbors can give you lots of advantages and can save your time in advance. Later on even if they make any objections or concerns regarding extension you can remind them their considerations you have made while doing that work.
Taking Planning permission
Most of the time while extending your own property, there is a need of successful application for planning arises, so that you can start your work without any twist any turns related to your construction work. In this way you can undertake our work without any hesitation. The planning permission requires in cases like in case you have a proposed plan of extending your home, which is not in a compliance of general rules and regulations of your municipality area.
Executing the Plan
One your proposed plan has received the authorization of local council, then after a few week of verification by the planning officer and granting of your plan, you can start your work without any hesitation. In case, proposed plan is not up to the mark according to the local planning officer then making some changes to the plan and you have to apply once again for getting authorization to your work.
Picking workforce and a Builder
It is always very important to choose workers who can deliver you the desired result with less amount of time and with minimum cost. You can find reputational workforce by doing research well in advance and taking advice of a builder.
For picking up the best contractor, it would be nice to approach to different contractors, taking their quotations as well as the overall cost associated with building the extension including your labor cost and material cost. After picking the right contractor sign a legal contract with them and start your work after some time.
At last remember one thing that you are the boss of this project, you have to deal with large labor force, your builders, plumbers etc. So don’t be afraid to ask them about the growth of the project and what they are doing so that you can make a change on the spot if something is not going by your choice.