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How To Go About Building An Extension

18 August 2018

Make no mistake – deciding to have an extension added to your Liverpool home is a very big decision and not one to be entered into lightly. There’s an awful lot of research you need to do first so that you know you’re getting exactly what you want for your new conservatory or similar kind of building – so here are a few words of wisdom for us here at Vision Home Improvements to help you get off on the right foot.

First of all, you need to work out what you want to use this extra space for. Figure out exactly how much space you’ll actually have to play around with and come up with a basic design, deciding what your main priorities are for using the room. This will help you figure out certain styles and design additions, whether you want something with lots of period features or would prefer a more contemporary aesthetic.

Once this step has been completed, you should start getting in touch with professional builders and contractors and get a series of quotes – at least three or four – so that you can figure out how much certain work will cost and so you know you’re not going to get ripped off. While recommendations from friends are a good place to start, don’t forget to check out reviews online so you don’t find yourself caught out later down the line.

From there, consider bringing in a surveyor – which may well be a requirement in any case – so that you can find out if there are any problems with drains, for example, or the actual land itself.

And don’t forget that you may well need to have planning permission in place before you get started on any work at all. What you absolutely do not want to do is just go ahead with the build only to get on the wrong side of the council and have to demolish what you’ve accomplished – at great expense to yourself.

Once this has all been achieved, however, you can move ahead with your conservatory or extension project… but make sure you know roughly how long it will take so you can plan your life around the job. A smaller conservatory will take around three or four weeks to finish, but bigger ones can take upwards of six weeks so do bear this in mind.

How to pay for a conservatory or extension

Savings
By using your savings to pay for renovations, you’re making an investment that will stand you in great stead for the future. You can add serious value to your home by choosing the right home improvements.

Credit card
Or you could consider using a credit card with zero per cent on purchases so that you can clear the balance during the interest-free period.

Personal loan
Use comparison websites to find out which loan provider would be the best one for you and which offers the best APRs on their standard personal loans.

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