5. Choose Your Builder
Your builder is the one that is going to be responsible for realizing your renovation dreams, so don’t rush this decision – it’s one of the most important stages of building an extension, UK.
Spend time doing your research: look at reviews online, visit showrooms/display homes, and ask for referrals. Don’t just look at the recent work of each builder – sometimes faults only become obvious as the structure ages.
Once you’ve narrowed your options down to a couple of teams, ask them to visit your property and give you a quotation for your extension. A face-to-face meeting is a great way to assess the professionalism of each builder and their approach to your project.
WARNING: beware of builders who only give an estimation. An estimation is merely a ballpark figure, whereas a quotation is a detailed document that clearly sets out each stage of the project and the relevant costs associated.
6. Plan & Purchase
Are you supplying any of the building materials or appliances for your project? If so, you need to plan for and purchase these items. To ensure that your project runs smoothly it’s important to be aware of the lead times for each product. Schedule delivery of items early enough so that they’re on site when needed.