Whether your family is growing or you want to add extra value to your home, it is likely that you have thought about creating a house extension. Whether situated at the front or the side of the house, a house extension can be incorporated into a variety of functions – from a small self-contained flat to let out, an office or another living area. Yet, no matter the function, there are a variety of different factors that you need to consider beforehand. Below, we will briefly explore these further, in order for you to take on this construction challenge well prepared.
If you are planning on having a considerable house extension that potentially incurs upon the boundary of another property, or it will cause disruption in your neighbourhood – then it is likely that you need to get planning permission authorised before you start building. Planning permission can appear complex and offputting to start with, but if you persevere then you can have a stunning new house extension in no time.
Will your extension structurally change the exterior of your home? If this sounds like your project then it is strongly advised to get a comprehensive building survey done beforehand – they can not only map out and help plan the extension, but they can evaluate your home’s existing architecture and see if the structural load changes. What’s more, these documents are also vital to your planning permission form.
No one wants to be rudely awoken by the sound of construction work, and if your neighbours are displeased with your house extension, then this can cause a variety of problems. This is why it is recommended to minimise the disruption as much as possible. Simple acts like keeping good communication with your neighbours, and finding a reputable and efficient contractor who will get the job done quickly, is paramount to having minimal disruption throughout the project.
What’s more, if you are concerned about sound pollution, have you considered the foundation of your house extension? If not, then you should most definitely choose mini piling as it is a technique designed for working at sites with confined spaces – like urban and suburban areas. Mini piling ensures that minimal sound pollution is produced, so it will keep you and your neighbours happy!
Here at 118 Foundations, our team of expert groundwork contractors are highly skilled in mini piling, alongside other techniques like grundomat piling and underpinning. Whether for domestic, commercial or industrial use, our team can be on call to help.
We pride ourselves on providing high-quality customer service from the start of the project till the finish, giving you peace of mind that your project will be completed on time and with minimal disruption to your life or workplace. If you have any queries, or you would like to find out more about us, simply contact us today.