You've decided you want an extension, you've decided where it will be, you've decided what it will be used for and you are excited to get the build started and more importantly finished and to start using it.
But stop, have you researched all your planning considerations, materials and trades?
Take a look at the extensions which have been built in your area, will your design pass planning? Knock on neighbours doors and ask them if they had problems and how they overcame them, learn from their issues and help your project to run smoothly, on time and on budget.
A traditional brick, block build may not be the way to go, research into new and innovative materials. Look into the insulation quality of products and the ease of building in any weather.
Make friends with your local builders merchant, you may be able to negotiate a discount or two and they will be able to recommend trusted traders.
Evan a small extension budget can easily spiral out of control. Before you break the ground ensure you have done your research into every aspect of the build.
Your programme, budget and sanity will be glad you did.
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