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What To Consider When Extending

Published on: 16:28 10th February 2012

If you are thinking about adding an extension to your home, there are various things you need to do and think about in order to ensure that the whole process runs smoothly and doesn’t end up costing you an arm and a leg to put right.

The first and most important thing is to gain planning permission from your local authorities, as if you don’t get permission the extension may need to be torn back down which of course would be very disappointing having spent thousands on building it in the first place.

Of course, you will also need builders, but before the construction starts an architect and possibly even a project manager may need to be involved too. Some building firms may have companies that they use regularly for their work, but they may not so you might have to do the research yourself to ensure that you get professional firms who won’t let you down.

Let your mortgage provider and any buildings insurance companies know about your plans too. Your mortgage lender actually owns your home until you have paid all of the money that is owed to them, and they do this by way of a charge against your property meaning they must be notified of any changes that are intended on the house.

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