• David Dornan

How to plan a Home Extension

If you have been living in your home and feel that you need more space for your growing family then you may have considered a home extension. A home extension can provide you with the extra space that you need without having to move house and can be much more cost effective than moving. If you are considering a home extension then there are a few things that you need to take into consideration before you start the process.




How to plan a Home Extension?


If you are ready for a home extension and plan to extend your home and enlarge the living space then this article is for you. You will need to take a few things into consideration when planning a home extension and we have put together 10 easy steps that will help make the process run smoothly from start to finish…

1. Define your needs


Before you start the process of planning a home extension it is important to firstly define what your needs. The requirements needs to be clear in your mind as this will influence the design, size and cost of the extension.

2. Do your research


Once you have defined your needs it is important to do some research. This will help you to understand the different types of home extensions that are available and what would be most suitable for your home. It is also a good idea to reach different companies and get some quotes to get an idea of the cost.

3. Choose your design


The next step is to choose the design of your home extension. You will need to take into account the style of your home and make sure that the extension compliments it. It is also important to think about the layout and how you want the space to be used.

4. Get planning permission


Once you have chosen the design of your extension you will need to apply for planning permission. This can be a lengthy process so it is important to factor this into your timeline.

5. Choose your builder


Once you have planning permission you will need to find a reputable builder to carry out the project. The Earnock Builders team have a wealth of experience in delivering high quality home extensions.

6. Draw up plans


Before the builders can start work on your home extension it is important to have detailed plans drawn up. This will ensure that everyone is clear about what needs to be done and avoid any misunderstandings further down the line.

7. Set a budget


One of the most important things to do when planning a home extension is to set a budget. This will ensure that you don’t overspend and end up with an extension that is over budget.

8. Create a timeline


In order for the project to run smoothly it is important to create a timeline. This will ensure that everyone is aware of when different tasks need to be completed by and will help to avoid any delays.

9. Order materials


Once you have a timeline in place you can then start to order the materials that you need for the project. This includes things like bricks, timber and plasterboard.

10. Consider moving out temporarily


Depending on the size of the project it may be necessary for you to move out of your home during the build. This is something that you will need to factor into your timeline and budget.

Extending your home can be a big project but by following these 10 easy steps you can ensure that the process runs smoothly from start to finish.


If you are looking for a reputable builder to carry out your home extension then contact the Earnock Builders team today. We have a wealth of experience in delivering high quality home extensions and would be more than happy to help with your project.

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