We’ve been keeping incredibly busy here at 5KC of late with ever so many new enquiries from customers hoping to create new living space in their current home as opposed to selling up and moving to bigger houses.
In fact, it’s actually becoming quite a trend now with great incentives for owners to stay put. Let’s think about this for a minute! Even if a homeowner is fortunate enough to be granted a new mortgage to upgrade to a bigger property (a task in itself as lenders are keeping a tight hold on finances now), there is also all the additional costs such as conveyance fees, surveys, removals etc; the list just goes on.It is hardly any wonder then that homeowners are extending living spaces.
If you are a homeowner reading this article and are thinking about creating extra space in your home, then just be sure to follow a few simple guidelines before leaping right in and knocking any walls down.
1.Find a builder, architect or planning designer to draft a set of plans with your intentions so that they may be considered by planning depts or building control etc.
2. Speak to friends or colleagues to see what alterations they have made to their property and ask to see the work to enable you to get a feel for what you may have done to your own home.
3. Arrange to get quotes from at least 3 builders before deciding on hiring somebody. Word of mouth I feel is always the best way to hire a builder but if this is not possible then ask builders to supply you with references for work they have completed.
As Liverpool | Merseyside builders, 5KC are happy to provide it’s customers with references for work, details or our public liability insurances and a chance to verify our membership with a professional master builders guild.
Of course, extending or making better use of current living space will not be for everybody but when all is considered, it is certainly a tremendous way to adapt ones living space environment without breaking the bank.