Renovating your house is a big decision which involves a lot of aspects. Renovation works also include extension, improvements etc, and a house requires these improvements under many circumstances. Generally, a person tends to make one of the biggest investments of his life when he buys a house for his family and for other it’s when they undertake a major renovation or extension endeavor for their ancestral house. Extensions in house in particular may be essential owing a wide range of reason, some of which can be.
- Increasing family members and need for space
- Extensions to accommodate new furnishing
- Include an extra room in particular
- For modification of existing parts of the house in order to allow more light and air into the area
However, whatever may be the reason behind an extension work in your house, this is for sure that a quality renovation or extension work will add value to your property. In case you plan to resell your property due to any reason, you will potentially be at a beneficial edge and have greater ROI (return of investment). Therefore, to acquire quality and reliable work, you need to hire professional, skilled and experienced home extension builders.
Registered Home Extension Builder
In most States it is compulsory for home builders to have definite license to be a professional. Even more every builders’ company has a definite, one or more supervisors who monitor and be responsible for building projects. Therefore, when you hire a company’s supervisor you need to check who is your project supervisor in particular and if the person possesses a valid license to operate as a home builder. A builder supervisor must have a building license as well as at register builder with the accredited building association of the State.
A supervisor is the person who is directly responsible of the constructional works, decisions, designs and management of work of any extension work that is taken up. In most cases, this huge responsibility of managing the work requires devoted attention and comprehensive monitoring of the work. But when supervisors are allotted with more that 4 to 5 projects spread across wide area, it becomes impossible to pay undivided attention to any of the projects which leads to pit holes in the job. In such situation you shall suffer and lose in your extension project. Thus, before hiring in home extension builders’ services, enquire about the supervisor, the number of projects he/she is handling at a time, and if the number exceeds 3 or 4 seek for some other professional/ service.
Paying off the entire building project amount at first for the work is just not done. You need to seek for part payment that is part of payment at every interval with progress of work. Check which company allows you to make part payment instead of full payment at an initial stage, where there is no scope of fraud and cheating.
Accreditations do Count
In most cases the home builders who work particularly on extension projects tend to be associated with some or the other accreditation associations or society. Being a member of these organizations enhances the trustworthiness of the builders. Since these organizations accredit builder who have legitimate insurance, license as well as experience, hiring such accredited professional offer you peace of mind as well. Some of the well-known accrediting organizations are.
- Guild of Builders and Contractors
- Federation of master Builders
- National Federation of Builders, Etc
Therefore, you can look up to the sites of these organizations as well to streamline your nearby, or popular home extension builders around you.
Published by Jack Louis