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6 tips for a successful home extension project

As the extension builders Colchester homeowners have trusted for over a decade to complete home extension projects to the highest standards, we know what it takes for a successful home extension. Home extensions come in many forms, but essentially they nearly always have the same goal. To create extra living space within the home, whether it be through a loft conversion, kitchen extension, single or multi-story extensions, or even through the addition of a conservatory or orangery.  

Regardless of the type of home extension that best suits your requirements, it goes without saying that you want the best extension builders Colchester can offer to realise your vision. After all, a home extension is a serious undertaking, and while you know it will definitely cost you both time and money, if you choose the best extension builders Colchester has to offer, it doesn’t have to cause you stress! 

So get ready for us to dip into our years of experience and expertise and let you in on 6 valuable tips that will help you make your home extension project successful from conception through to completion.

1)What’s the purpose?

The first step to a successful home extension project is deciding exactly what the purpose of your home extension is. Do you require substantial extra space for the family, maybe additional living spaces and an extra bathroom? Or maybe you are looking to increase your downstairs living space into a more open plan design? Once you have decided on your purpose, you can begin to plan which type of extension will suit your needs best.  

2)Set your budget

One of the many reasons we are extension builders Colchester residents can depend on is our reputation for delivering projects on budget. But for this to happen a realistic budget needs to be set before any work has commenced, so it is extremely important to get this right to avoid stress down the line. A general rule of thumb is to allow between £1-2k per square metre, plus an additional 10-20% as a contingency. 

3)Choose the right architectural designer

Once you decide on the purpose of your home extension and what budget you are putting toward it, it’s time to get advice from a professional architectural designer. They will work with you to design an extension that meets your requirements (hopefully within the budget you have set!). We have strong ties with some fantastic home extension designers, so feel free to contact us and we will point you in the right direction.

4)Get approval before starting!

We cannot advise strongly enough how important it is to get relevant permissions before starting any building work on your home. Depending on the scale of your home extension you may need planning permission from Colchester City Council, but this doesn’t have to be a headache! Fortunately, as prolific home extension builders Colchester City Council are an authority we know well. So we are more than happy to help prepare and submit any extension plans you have for your home.

5)Speak with your neighbours

A home extension project usually involves many things that may annoy close neighbours, such as materials being delivered by large vehicles, workmen making noise and the noise from machinery and tools. It’s our experience that getting your neighbours onside with any planned home extension project is preferred, as it can often be your neighbours who could upset your plans by objecting to the council. A courtesy chat beforehand can work wonders, so be sure to let your neighbours know of your plans beforehand.  

6)Choose the best builder!

The final, (and most important!) step on the path to a successful home extension is to choose a builder who can complete the work to the highest standard. But luckily, if you are reading this then you can already see why Kendall FM Building and Construction are known locally as the extension builders Colchester homeowners can always depend on to do the job properly, on time and on budget. We work closely with all of our clients, offering a fully transparent service that alleviates any stress, keeping you informed of exactly what is going on and when, leaving you with a stunning extension.

Is it time to contact the best extension builders Colchester has to offer?

If you are planning or thinking about a home extension project then as the best extension builders Colchester can offer, we would love to talk with you. We have been creating home extensions in the Colchester area for over a decade and have forged a well-earned reputation for always delivering excellence on every project we undertake. How have we done this? We only employ tradesmen who are masters of their chosen craft, and who deliver the highest quality of workmanship. We pay meticulous attention to even the smallest details of a project and are entirely customer-focused at all times. This is the reason we are the best extension builders Colchester can offer, as we are the team that gets it right the first time, every time. Contact us today to discuss how we can help with your home extension.

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