Home Extension Planning & Preparation

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There are a few important steps to take into consideration when planning your home extension to ensure that you are well prepared and things go as smoothly as possible. Below, we will uncover some of these preparation techniques to assist you in the early planning phases of a future project.


Prepare Your Home Extension Budget

Firstly, you will need to plan your budget by working out the costing of your project. The most accurate way to do this is by getting plans done by a builder, as a builder will work within budget constraints. Some of the things you can consider in this space are costs such as:

  • Building materials
  • Labour charges
  • Equipment hire
  • Insurance
  • Incidentals (such as power or access to on-site water).


Flex Your Design Muscles

Once you have spent the time planning for the construction project to gage an idea of cost, the next step is to begin considering what your future project is going to look like. Think about creating a design brief of what you want to achieve, and consider your home extension as an integral part of your current home’s structure. A well-designed home extension is a clever investment that can increase the value of your property almost straight away, and bring high capital gains in the future.


Engage A Quality, Licensed Builder

Working with a trusted builder means you will get detailed plans that include a summary of the materials to be utilised and a fixed price contract of the overall project cost. They will also have a firm understanding of structural issues as well as any regulatory requirements that may apply, and can provide you with expert advice on how to achieve the best configuration for your extension to match your lifestyle requirements.

Like with any renovation project, always remember that there may be complications that arise during your home extension. You can avoid this as much as possible by only working with licensed, registered professionals and trades.


Considering A Home Extension Project?

Nexus Homes Group combine modular and traditional methods to provide time-saving and cost-effective alternatives to moving. Get in touch with us today and find out why we are your second storey and ground floor specialists for home extensions in Perth!