Home extensions are a fantastic way to increase your useable living space, update your home and perhaps even increase the value of your property at the same time. But before you go diving straight in, this type of building work requires some planning and forethought!
Our latest article here at Boss Construction runs through three key areas you need to consider before that first brick is even taken off the truck – don’t forget, you can always contact us if you have any other questions or need more advice.
1. What’s Your Extension For?
This will determine the rest of your planning, so it’s important to establish this very early on. A lot of the time, you’ll have specific uses in mind before you decide you’d like to extend your home (such as expanding your kitchen or adding a downstairs bathroom), but if you’ve decided that you’d simply like to add more room generally then it’s a good idea to pin down exactly what this space will be for.
2. Planning Permission & Legalities
Planning permission can be a bit of a minefield – for a lot of extensions you will need to apply to your local council for planning permission, and there are a number of building features which will likely be restricted. There are too many rules to list in one small section of an article (stay tuned for something comprehensive in the future!) so for now, we’d recommend taking a look at the government’s official Planning Portal website here.
Remember that there are different planning rules for single-story and two-story extensions, and you typically cannot have an extension occupying more than 50% of the available land space at the rear of your property – if in doubt, speak to your local council’s planning department or ask our experienced contractors and planners for advice and help.
3. Choosing A Construction Firm
This part of planning is absolutely essential – get it wrong and all your careful planning and designing (not to mention your hard-earned cash) could be going down the drain. By choosing us here at Boss Construction, you can be sure you’re receiving a professional, reliable and high-quality service. We have over 25 years’ experience in the trade, and are able to offer a comprehensive service from start to finish – from the initial design and planning, through to the final fittings and finishing touches.
Whatever you’re planning your extension for, whether it’s to add some necessary space for downstairs bedrooms or bathrooms, or simply making the most of a large rear garden space by utilising some of it for your home, then we here at Boss Construction can help.
With years of experience in the trade, our portfolio of completed conversions and extensions is sure to impress and give you complete confidence that we’ll be able to provide an addition to your home that you’ll love. For more information on our services, simply give us a call today on 0121 353 8181 or email us your enquiry using our website’s online contact form – it couldn’t be easier!