Whether you’re considering a wrap around extension, a glazed single or two-storey build or even an extra floor, there are many things to think about before you go ahead with your project. From choosing a Builder for extension to understanding how much an extension costs there are plenty of criterion you’ll need to get right for your project to be a success.
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Firstly, be clear about what you want from your extension. A good house builder should be able to help you find a design that matches your needs. It’s also a good idea to ask the builder whether they have any previous experience building extensions.
If they do, then this will help them provide you with a more accurate quotation for the work. You might also find that they’re a member of a professional body such as the Federation of Master Builders or have CHAS certification, which will give you confidence in their work.
Another thing to ask is if they’re used to working on houses of your size; a general house builder is likely to be more experienced than a specialist company. You could also ask the builders if they have any advice on keeping costs down for an extension, such as by using budget materials like bricks and concrete blockwork rather than a more expensive system, or by choosing less complex designs to keep labour costs down.
Finally, you might want to ask the builders about their protection protocols as they work on your project. It’s important to have a builder that will follow protection tips so that dust and debris don’t enter your home during the works and damage your furniture and belongings.…