Planning a home extension in Dublin can be the ideal way to make the most of your house. It can also come with a lot of considerations, so Clancon are here to help! Whether you’re planning to add an extra bedroom or simply extend your living space, there are many ways a home extension can revitalise your life.
It can be tempting to consider moving house completely if you feel you’ve outgrown the space. A growing family and changing needs can mean the house that was once perfect is now cramped and unsuitable. However, moving house comes with a lot of hassle as well as costs. You would need to sell your own house, search for a new place, incur legal and moving costs and even need to negotiate an additional mortgage. Choosing a home extension in Dublin instead could be the perfect compromise. You can take your existing space and extend to provide additional living space or bedrooms, and create a far better layout in the process.
There are some things you should consider before you start planning a home extension in Dublin:
Do I need planning permission?
You won’t necessarily need planning permission, as long as you meet certain criteria. It’s worth checking with your local authority to check whether it’s required, and there is some great advice from Self Build Ireland here.
How much will it cost?
You will need a solid budget in place along with a contingency fund for any unforeseen costs. Remember, it’s not just the cost of the build but also design costs, planning fees, as well as insurance. Get at least three quotes from reputable contractors before making a decision, and discuss your budget with your contractor to ensure what you want can be achieved within your budget.
Talk to your neighbours
If you live in an area with a lot of neighbours, it’s worth chatting to those on either side of you to get them on board. Building an extension can cause a lot of disruption in terms of noise and traffic or parking issues, so it’s always a good idea to keep them informed from an early stage.
Clancon Build have an experienced team of staff who are ready to advise and deliver your dream home extension in Dublin. Contact us today to start making that dream a reality!