Planning to add an extension to your home? Awesome! Now it’s time to make a checklist so you have an idea of what to expect when construction is well on its way.

Choose Your Design

You can choose to go with your idea or you can choose an architect to do the designing for you. Companies who specialize in home renovation always have in-house architects that are available for consultation.

Indecisive which design works best? Why not try and have the architect incorporate both ideas to see which of the designs would work best?

At the end of the day, remember that this is your project. You call the shots, not the other way around.

Consultation and Budgeting

Schedule a consultation with your chosen contractor so they can properly assess and discuss the project with you. Once this step is done, they can now get back to you with their proposal and estimated cost.

Don’t hesitate to let them know if you want to make changes – plan- or budget-wise. It helps to be transparent, so the contractor knows what they are working with.

Finalization and Contract Signing

Make sure that you read the contract and that it contains all the things you and the contractor agreed upon. Once you sign that contract, it indicates that everything has been finalized and construction can begin.

Building Permits and Construction

It is the task of the contractor to obtain building permits. A reputable contractor would be able to provide you with information on how long it takes to get a building permit and when you should be expecting them to begin construction.

Once the construction is underway, you and the contractor should have constant communication to guarantee that everything is going as planned. If they go above your expectations that would be an added bonus!

At Gippsland Ltd., we got you covered with all of these and more! Contact us now!

4 Things to Know When Planning A Home Extension

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