Things To Consider When Planning A Home Extension

Whether you’re considering a home extension due to a lack of space in your current domestic property, or you simply need additional room for a child’s bedroom, home office or leisure area, there are plenty of options. This is rarely a straightforward process if you don’t consult industry experts however, which is why Below Ground have put together this helpful guide. Continue reading for a breakdown of things to consider when planning a home extension, including regulations, new foundations and more.

Space And Usage

Before any decisions are made, a clear idea should exist in your mind for what any extension space should be used for. Will the proposed new space be adequate for an intended purpose? Is the proposed placement of this extension within your home correct? Though many ideas for an additional room or extra areas may be completely reasonable, you may be better off repurposing an existing room, or clearing out space to save the expense of an extension being built.

The Building Foundation

The process of an extension being built is far from simple, and multiple areas need to be accounted for, from the very foundations to the interior of your new space. Below Ground have plenty of experience in the design and construction of domestic foundations for house-expanding extensions. Completing entire piled foundation constructions in accordance with designs provided by structural engineers, competitive prices and a punctual service can be expected..


Planning Permission And Regulations

Though permitted development rights may allow you to extend your house without needing to apply for planning permission, the likelihood is that you will require approval beforehand. There are many stipulations and rules which you must follow before work commences on your property, with the best way to approach this by consulting a professional, and thoroughly reading through online guidance for peace of mind..

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