How long does it take to build a house extension?

Posted on: September 22nd, 2015

Many people ask me how long does it take to build a house extension? The building work is part of the calculation, however there is a lot of work which must be done before the actual build can begin. First of all the Planning Application process takes around 8 weeks to obtain a decision and then the Building Regulation plans application takes around 5 to 8 weeks. This does not include any drawing or design time and therefore you need to begin all of the necessary consents approximately 6 months prior to the commencement of works.

To begin this process, I will carry out an initial consultation with you in your own home to discuss the thoughts you have had on improvements to your home. If appointed by you, I will make a dimensional survey of your existing dwelling and discuss with you the type of extension and improvements available. I can also advise you on extending your property to maximise its value. Once you have decided on the improvements you wish to make I will then prepare drawings and specification for the application and complete the necessary forms. I will submit them on your behalf and liaise with the planning department. Once the planning application is approved I will then prepare drawings and specification for the Building Regulations application and complete the necessary forms. I will submit them and liaise with the building regulations department. Once the application has been approved and you have appointed a contractor, I will lead a Pre-start meeting and then work will commence on site. Then if necessary I will carry out on-site inspections for you.

The duration of the building work is dependent on many factors, the weather conditions, the actual builder and their management of their own staff as well as sub-contractors and the decisions you make as the works progress.

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