RENOVATION | HOUSE EXTENSION
A house extension is a project that involves adding additional living space to a house by building an extension onto the existing structure. This can include adding a new room, such as a bedroom or bathroom, or extending an existing room, such as a kitchen or living room. House extensions can be single or multi-story, and can be built using a variety of materials, such as brick, block, or timber frame.
Before beginning a house extension, it is important to develop a clear plan and budget. This should include a detailed design of the new extension and a list of materials and fixtures that will be needed. It is also important to consider factors such as accessibility, energy efficiency, and ventilation, as well as any local building codes and regulations that may apply.
The first step in a house extension is often to prepare the site, which may involve removing any existing structures, such as a garage or shed, and leveling the ground. Once the site is prepared, the foundation for the extension can be laid. This may be a traditional strip foundation or a more modern solution such as an insulated raft foundation.
Once the foundation is in place, the next step is to build the walls and roof of the extension. This may involve building a timber frame or masonry walls, and installing a pitched or flat roof. The roofing material will also be important to be chosen, as different materials can create different styles and have different durability.
Once the shell of the extension is complete, the next step is to install the windows, doors, and any other openings. The next step is to install the plumbing and electrical systems, which will include adding new outlets, switches, and lights, as well as installing new plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, toilets, and shower or bath.
Finally, the extension will be finished with the appropriate flooring, walls, and ceiling coverings. The extension will also be painted, decorated, and accessorized to create a cohesive and polished look.