Steps for a successful home extension

Whether you opt for a loft conversion, an above garage extension, or a rear extension, there are a number of ways that a home extension can improve your property and add usable space. But what are the important steps for a successful home extension? And how can you achieve the right results?

What are the steps for a successful home extension?

There are a number of steps to take when planning a home extension to ensure success. These include:

  • Choosing the right team
  • Budgeting 
  • Planning and design
  • Regulations and permissions
  • Site preparation
  • Interior design 

Choosing a professional team

One of the first things to consider is hiring a professional team. It’s important to choose a team you can count on, with the expertise and reputation that can help ensure success for your home extension. A professional team can avoid common problems and mistakes, and can also ensure that your home extension meets all of the legal requirements. Here at D B Joinery, we have skills, experience, and customer service to ensure that we bring your dream home extension to a reality.

Setting the budget for your home extension 

Another important factor to consider is the budget. It’s essential that you establish a realistic budget for your home extension project. This should  factor in the construction costs, design fees, permits, and potential contingencies. Choosing a professional team that offers a full turnkey service can be a great way to achieve outstanding results at a lower cost and with less stress and disruption.

Planning and design for your home extension 

Once you have chosen a team and set a budget, you should then work with the professionals to plan and design your new home extension. You should take into account the layout, style, and functionality of the extension, to ensure a practical and visually appealing result.

Regulations and permissions 

Before any work can begin it’s essential to make sure that you have all of the required approvals. This can include a range of important factors, such as planning permission, building regulations approval, and party wall agreements if applicable. Failing to obtain the necessary approvals can lead to legal complications in the future.

Preparing the site

It’s important to make sure that the site is prepared for construction by clearing the area and ensuring proper drainage. It is important to note that temporary structures may be needed to protect existing parts of the house during the building process. 

Interior design

Finally, you should consider the interior design of your home extension. This includes flooring, wall finishes and fixtures. 

Here at DB Joinery we are the team you can trust with your home extension. We will work with you every step of the way, from the initial consultation to the final building work, to ensure that your home new extension will meet all of your requirements. Why not get in touch today to find out more information?