First-floor additions to homes are increasingly popular. These additions do not require the removal of mature trees. They can increase yards by adding patios or porches where none existed before. Before adding a story to your home, you need to consider several things. These include the willingness of the local council to allow it, whether or not you can afford it, what impact addition will have on your current living conditions, and what are the implications of adding a second story.
These factors are discussed below.
Before committing yourself financially to adding a second story onto existing home, check with the local council if they’re okay with it. The council may have regulations about this construction work that requires planning permission before any work is done. For example, they would also know which bodies are important in compliance. Electricity approvals might be required from a power provider. You would not want to spend time and money on your construction project only for the council to turn around and say it cannot be done.
Affordability of the Project
If you consider adding a second story to expand your family, it is important to consider whether you can afford it financially. Adding onto your home will add weight and stress to the house’s structure. It might be more expensive than you think. You will need to consult with experts in this area, such as architects or engineers. They should have some idea about how much additional load …Factors to Consider Before Adding a Second Story in a Home Read More