Is it time for your home to receive a major make over? Are you ready for a home extension Bury St Edmunds? Then before you begin the home improvement building process there are definitely a few key things you need to know.
Some might be obvious but others you might only find out when you’re in the middle of getting your legal paperwork done. So we came up with a list of 5 things we consider important for you to know before adding a home extension.
1.) Keep the Balance
If you’re extending your home to add more bedrooms, you should consider adding an additional bathroom. There’s no law that says you have to do this but it creates a necessary balance to all the new bedrooms to include one more bathroom to the floor. If you have 4 or more bedrooms and are looking to sell your home in the future, buyers will be looking for more than one bathroom option.
2.) Do Your Research on Building Regulations
You might need planning permission for an extension but you must get building regulation approval. You dont have to worry about most repair work but all new building work like home extensions for a bedroom or lounge, loft conversions, installation of baths and showers, will need to comply with building regulations.
3.) You Could Have An Issue With Extending A Listed Building
Any extensions will need both listed building and planning permission. You should hire a surveyor or architect to design a high quality extension plan to submit for approval. You will need to work your local authority conservation officer to get your listed building consent.
4.) Get Rid Of Walls
Building an physical extension isn’t the only way to open up your home and make it feel bigger. You can knock down walls to create a larger more spacious room!
5.) Once Notifying Building Control You Can Begin Within 48 Hours
The local authority building control department just needs 48 hours’ notice, a building notice and the required fee for you to start with construction if you are in a rush or just wanted to be able to plan out your construction timeline.
We hope you find this information useful and informative as you decide to make the first step in enhancing your home. If you’re interested in having us at FCD Home Improvements handle the construction of your home extension in Bury St Edmunds, then just call us on 0800 2800 472. We can set up a home evaluation at your convenience and give you a free quote on pricing.