What should you consider when building an extension on your home?

When building an extension on your home, it is important to consider the following:

Planning permission and building regulations

Check with local authorities if planning permission is required and ensure that the proposed extension meets building regulations and standards.


Have a clear budget in mind and ensure that the costs include all materials, labour, and any additional expenses.

Architectural design

Engage the services of an experienced architect to design the extension in a way that fits well with your existing home and is functional for your needs.

Building materials

Choose high-quality, durable materials that are suitable for your climate and match the existing style of your home.

Energy efficiency

Consider ways to make the extension energy-efficient, such as using double-glazed windows and insulation.

Contractors and tradespeople

Hire experienced and reputable contractors and tradespeople to carry out the work, and ensure that they have the necessary licenses and insurance.


Plan the project timeline in advance, taking into account the time required for each stage of the build and allowing for any potential delays.


Consider the impact of the extension on your neighbours and be mindful of any potential disruption.


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