What are the Different Stages Of House Extension Building Project?

Different Stages Of House Extension

Are you about to embark on a home extension? Congratulations! This is exciting, albeit a bit daunting…

If you’re new to the renovating game, the whole process of building a home extension might seem a bit overwhelming. Yes, it’s a financial and emotional investment, but believe us when we say it’s not as hard as it might seem. That’s why we’ve taken the time to break the process down for you here:

HOW TO BUILD AN EXTENSION STEP BY STEP:

1. Have a Clear Goal

Nobody knows what you need from your extension better than you do yourself. Having a clear vision of what you want to achieve from your renovation is super important and being able to communicate this goal to your building team is essential to ensure that your project is 100% successful.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • What do I/we love about the house?
  • What drives me/us crazy about the house?
  • Is the current floor plan functional?
  • Do I/we need more bedroom/living/kitchen space?
  • Do I/we need an extra bathroom?

Making a physical list of what you need can help to bring clarity to your vision.

2. Involve the Experts

Getting the experts on board early in the piece could save you a pretty penny and a lot of headaches too! An expert team, who understand the ins and outs of renovating, can give you professional advice and help you turn your renovation dreams into a reality.

We at Combit Constructions, specialist builders, North London understand what it’s like when you’ve looked at your plans for so long that you get stuck in a rut with your ideas… but that’s where we can help. With 20+ years of experience, we understand what it takes to craft beautiful and functional home extensions for homeowners in North London, and our team can offer advice and suggestions that simply mightn’t have occurred to you.

3. Planning Permission

Depending on the size, style, and complexity of your project, you may need to obtain planning permission. Speak to your local building authority about what you need to complete your home renovation and apply for the relevant permissions – sometimes they can take a little time to come through.

4. Do Your Sums

Budgeting is an important step in your renovation process. Renovating is a different ballgame to building from scratch and it’s important to remember that when you’re dealing with an existing structure there’s likely to be some challenges and costs that you weren’t expecting. Allowing a 10 – 20% buffer amount for these hidden expenses will help to ensure that your budget is realistic and achievable.

5. Choose Your Builder

Your builder is the one that is going to be responsible for realizing your renovation dreams, so don’t rush this decision – it’s one of the most important stages of building an extension, UK.

Spend time doing your research: look at reviews online, visit showrooms/display homes, and ask for referrals. Don’t just look at the recent work of each builder – sometimes faults only become obvious as the structure ages.

Once you’ve narrowed your options down to a couple of teams, ask them to visit your property and give you a quotation for your extension. A face-to-face meeting is a great way to assess the professionalism of each builder and their approach to your project.

WARNING: beware of builders who only give an estimation. An estimation is merely a ballpark figure, whereas a quotation is a detailed document that clearly sets out each stage of the project and the relevant costs associated.

6. Plan & Purchase

Are you supplying any of the building materials or appliances for your project? If so, you need to plan for and purchase these items. To ensure that your project runs smoothly it’s important to be aware of the lead times for each product. Schedule delivery of items early enough so that they’re on site when needed.

7. Maintain Open Communication

Keep the communication channels open with your builder, your neighbors and any other personnel involved in your home extension. Clear and honest communication is crucial to ensuring that your project runs smoothly, and the result is exactly as you had planned.

The team at Combit Constructions, specialist builders in North London, can help you every step of the way to a beautiful and functional home extension. From the initial consultation to project completion, we have everything it takes to ensure that your project is a total success story.

Do you want your renovation project to be successful?

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Welcome to our estimator!

With its help, you will be able to find out the approximate cost of your project, as well as send us a request to calculate the exact cost. The more accurately you specify all the data, the more accurate the cost estimate will be.

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What type of project do you require? Or a combination of projects

Your location

Floor area

Additions

A few more question...

Estimated cost

Location:

Inner London

Inner London

Outer London

Area:

Conservation

Conservation

Non Conservation

Type of property:

Detached house

Detached house

Bungalow

Semi-detached house

Terraced house

Listed builing:

Yes

Yes

No

Build quality:

Good

Good

High-end

Please measure each floor area of your house:

Please measure floor area/s of your new extension/s:

Please measure floor area of your 1st floor:

Please measure floor area of your existing garage:

Please measure floor area of your flat:

Please specify floor area of your outbuild:

Please specify floor area of your new build:

New boiler:

No

No

System

Combi

When are you planning to start?

Are you planning to live in during the project?

Yes

Yes

No

Have you completed the design phase for this project?

Yes, I have all the necessary designs and approvals

Yes, I have all the necessary designs and approvals

I´m not sure

Partially

Please contact me to discuss my ideas

Which of these design stages or approvals will you be needing?

Please contact me to help with completion of my design phase

Your estimated cost is:

Design costs are not included in the estimated price.

If our total estimated cost meets you budget, we can move to the next step - a detailed specification with my prices for each and every item. Please leave your contact details and we will contact you within one working day.