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House Extension Building Sequence From Start To Finish

Building a house extension can be a complex process, but here is a general sequence of steps that are typically followed:

  1. Planning & Design: The first step in building a house extension is creating a plan and design. This involves assessing the structural viability of the existing house, determining what type of extension is desired, and obtaining any necessary planning approvals.
  2. Foundations: Once the plan and design are finalised, the site needs to be prepared. This includes creating a foundation as per the architect plans.
  3. Brickwork: The next step is to build up the walls from foundation to the roof with a single or double skinned wall. Structural lintels are installed where the doors and windows are going to be.
  4. Floor Screed: Insulate and pour screed to the floor. At this point you can lay underfloor pipes and heating systems.
  5. Roof: The next step is to do the structural elements of the roof, such as installation of structural steel beams, wall plates and timbers to support the roof. Installation of a roof membrane, batons, roof tiles complete the exterior of the extension. Install gutters and down pipes.
  6. Windows & doors: Install windows, roof lights and doors and now your build is now water tight.
  7. Plumbing & Electrical: With the shell in place first fix plumbing and electrical systems can be installed.
  8. Insulation & Plaster Boarding: Once the plumbing and electrical systems are in place, insulation can be installed, followed by plaster boarding and plastering.
  9. Install the major part of the room such as a kitchen or bathroom: Installation of the feature of the room is now done, as is the second fix of electrical and plumbing.
  10. Flooring & Finishing: With the kitchen/ bathroom installed the finishing touches can be added, such as paint, trim, and fixtures.
  11. Final Inspection: The final step in building a house extension is obtaining a final inspection. This ensures that the extension meets all building controls standards and safety requirements.

Overall, building a house extension can be a time-consuming and complex process, but with careful planning and attention to detail, it can be a great way to add value and space to your home.

We at Created Space Building Contractors Ltd would be delighted to work with you on your home project and are confident that we can deliver results that you will be proud of for years to come.

Please contact us to discuss your project on 01342 895783 or email [email protected]

Thank you for considering our building company.

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