An extension is a great idea for your home as it can extend the space that is available, give you an extra room, and improve the value of the property.

Before you plough into building your Oxford extension, though, you need to consider a few things first.

Here’s what you need to keep in mind when you start planning your extension.

Do you need planning permission?

Some kinds of extensions won’t need planning permission. However, if your extension is going to be rather extensive, then you may need it. The best way to find out would be through your local council.

Remember, you need to know this before any building occurs. Start without it, and you could be forced to pull it back down.

What do you want to achieve?

What you want from your room will affect what exactly you choose to have built. Do you want it to be an office? A spare room? Somewhere for the children to play? The use of your new room will inform where you put the extension, and how large it will be.

Will this build affect my neighbours?

The last thing anyone wants to do with their Oxford extension is upset their neighbours. If you share a wall with your neighbours, your extension could affect the value of their property.

When the extension is being built, it could affect their quality of life. Be sure you’re open and honest with your neighbours, and they’ll appreciate it.

Will you need an architect?

An extension should never be a DIY job, as so many things can go wrong if you try and do it yourself.

That’s why you should always get an expert on board. Here at Regal Homemakers, we’ll help you plan your Oxford extension and get the most from it.

Where will the extension go?

This will affect how the building work will happen, so it’s important to pick the right spot. Many people choose to build out, into their garden. You can also have a loft conversion, or build upwards and add another storey to your home.

There are plenty of options, so it’s worth talking it through with an architect before you make a final decision.

If you’re planning an extension on your Oxfordshire home, then you need to talk to us at Regal Homemakers. We have decades of experience in creating the perfect homes for our customers and will know just what you need. We’ll give you a quote on the extension of your dreams, and if you choose to go ahead we’ll build it to the highest standard.