As a homeowner, there are times when you may need more living space. Rather than selling your existing home and moving into a larger one, another good option you can consider is a home extension. Not only can a home extension be more affordable than relocating into a larger house, it can also increase the value of the property. The cost of a home extension is determined by square foot, and will not include the cost for laying new flooring or installing an extra room.
Why You Need Home Extensions
GreenTree Construction recommends a home extension in situations where your family is growing and you don’t have sufficient space to accommodate everyone, or when you need room for additional storage or other goods. A home extension allows you to make the best use of space you already have. It is preferable when you’ve lived in the same home for many years and have no desire to relocate into a larger one.
Buying a new house is considerably more expensive than extending an existing one, and there are other issues to consider such as adjusting to the new area, finding quality schooling for your children, and commuting to work. Upgrading the property you already own allows you to stay put while leaving the hard work to us.
Get Inspired for Home Extensions
Before you begin a home extension project it is important to review local building codes or any contracts you signed when buying the home to be sure you’re allowed to perform the desired construction. The materials that are used in the exterior construction must be similar to the existing property. The width of side extensions should not be greater than half the original house’s width. Side extensions should also be single story and have a 4m maximum height. However, the rules for one area may differ from another so it is important to check your local building codes.
When performing a home extension we will make sure the new flooring and your existing roof are structurally sound. We will also carefully evaluate the electrical and drainage system as needed. For these projects it is best to have an architect draft the plan and then have it approved prior to starting construction. It is absolutely essential that you choose a quality builder for any home extension project you plan to undertake. Failing to do so can lead to all sorts of problems up to and including a structural collapse.
The Affordable Specialist You Can Trust for Home Extensions
It is common for home extension projects to take months to complete. It is for this reason that we work closely with our clients to build rapport and spend time planning each detail of the task. 80 percent of the project must be spent in the planning phase, with the remaining time being spent in its execution. When you work with us for a home extension project, nothing is too small or too big – we can work with your exact specifications. GreenTree Construction has many years of experience in the renovation business and we are committed to our customers and ensuring they get the results they want. Contact us today!