Sydney Home Extensions: 5 Planning Tips
Planning a home extension? Not sure where to start?
At Tradebusters, we have had years of helping Sydney homeowners renovate and improve their homes with success.
Below we explain some of the most important things to consider when planning your home extension.
- Find the right Sydney builder to work with
This could make or break your home extension project.
There are many types of Sydney builders but not all of them have experience in dealing with extensions.
Ask them for their experience and portfolio to check if they specialise in residential extensions. Don’t forget to speak to their customers.
- Check your local Sydney council requirements
Many home extension projects need council approvals before they proceed. This varies by suburb and based on your project size and type.
Make sure you know the rules and regulations to avoid added headaches.
A great local architect or draftsperson can help you here.
- Talk to a great Sydney architect
The advantage of hiring a Sydney architect is that they can visualise the space in ways you may not think of and most importantly are experts at maximising your property’s potential.
Professional architects can suggest ingenious ways to carry out the extension within the restrictions of your home, budget, council regulations and available resources.
- Work out your budget
Several factors affect the cost of your extension project including the size, quality of finishes, extension type and purpose of extension among others.
All these could impact your budget by tens to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Don’t shock yourself by not working within a clearly set budget!
- Aim to add capital value
There are many reasons to extend your home, but whatever your purpose, adding value to your Sydney property should always be considered.
This will ensure you don’t over capitalise, and if you ever plan to sell your home, make a nice profit.
Looking for a trusted local trade professionals? who do you call?
Whatever your project, the Tradebusters free tradie concierge service will help you from start to end.
Our team has been using the same tried and tested tradesmen like builders, painters, electricians, plumbers, bathroom and kitchen specialists and more for many years, meaning we now come highly recommended.
To get started, you can tell us about your job right here or call 1300 TBUSTERS (828 783).
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