Home Extensions In Mandurah
Affordable Home Extensions In Mandurah
Home extensions can be a great way to enhance home value when you sell while enjoying the benefits in the meantime. They allow you to get the home you always wanted but without actually moving your house!
At Compass Homes, we are eager to make your vision a reality with our specialised, personalised, affordable house extensions in Mandurah. Whether you want an office, outdoor entertainment area, two-storey extension, swimming pool, kitchen, or conservatory, we can give you advice and fulfill the construction project for you.
As a design and build company, we have an advantage because we combine visualisation with follow through. So many things look great on paper but fall flat when it comes to implementation.
Get in touch with us, and we will combine aesthetic appeal with solid practicality to ensure that you actualise on your ideas.
Call us on 08 9583 4102 for affordable home extensions in Mandurah.
How much does home extension cost?
Again, this will depend on the house extension in question. Building a side extension is a lot cheaper and easier than adding a storey to your home! But there is great variance to the cost even in terms of a given type of extension. For instance, adding a storey to your home may cost anywhere between $2,000 – $5,000 per square metre. This will depend on many factors, but the ‘degree of difficulty’ is a prime consideration.
Per square metre, it is a lot more expensive to add a storey than to build a home in the first place. Adding a side extension is a lot more affordable as the degree of difficulty is considerably lessened. But it won’t add to home value nearly as much and you need to have the space available.
How can I reduce the cost of home extensions in Mandurah?
The most important, yet overlooked, element in house extensions is the simplicity of the extension. If you have more angles, it will increase the surface area and the length of eaves and gutters. We recommend a simple extension shape, such as a rectangle. It’s often the additional features that really add to the cost, in comparison to the core structure. Using trusted and registered builders like Compass Homes can also assist, as you won’t have to deal with cowboy builders and exceeded budgets.
Are there any other tips on saving costs for home extensions in Mandurah?
Use a registered builder like Compass Homes instead of going to an architect. Most people don’t appreciate the fact that 80% of architectural drafts never make it off the drawing board. Architects are focused on building the ideal home but do not really factor in the costs to clients. The client then takes this blueprint to a builder, who gives them a quote, and they are unable to afford it. The architects get paid whether you use the design or not. So it is better to work directly with a registered builder like Compass Homes. We are what’s known as a ‘design and build’ contractor and are cutting costs while honing quality.
What is the process for home extensions?
This depends on the type of house extension in question. The process for building a patio is a lot different from a second storey extension! Some minor structures do not need council approval, depending on where you are located. As a general process, you will have a broad idea/design and take it to a professional builder. They can then advise you on the planning and approval process, and will obtain all the relevant permits for you. Even if you only have a vague idea, the builder can point you in the right direction.
When the financial and legal approvals are in place, the builder can then work on the extension, whatever that may be. The build process will depend on the material you are using as well as the design, though there are some patterns. Earthworks and foundations will always be done first, and the finishing touches and installation of appliances will be done last.
What factors do I have to consider in terms of home extensions in Mandurah?
There are many details that need to be investigated before embarking on a house extension in Mandurah. You will have to identify the area of the house that gets the most sun, possibly building more windows and a deck near to this side. The idea of house extensions is that they are extensions. In other words, they must form a logical continuation of your existing structure. Consider first what you’re looking for, and then explore the most efficient means of achieving the vision. You need to determine the size of the extension, the materials, the budget, and other key components.
How do I go about creating my home extension?
The best thing is to first identify what you are looking for and what is important. Then call Compass Homes for quotes on what it will cost and for a visual blueprint of what it will look like. The benefit of a professional consultation is that you will figure out quite quickly what could be held up due to either costs or planning permissions.
Is getting planning permission for home extensions in Mandurah easy?
There are some items that could pose problems. Your extension cannot be too exotic, as it needs to preserve the character of the neighbourhood. Environmental concerns also play a role, as does landscape preservation. Planning permission is only the beginning – once obtained, you have many more hurdles to jump.
What recommendations does Compass Homes have for extensions?
A conservatory with an attached deck is quite popular, as decking prices have gone down, but it still adds a lot of value to your home. Double and triple-storey extensions are a great way to extend vertically and save on space, though the costs can get out of hand if you’re not careful. There is no shortage of styles or ideas.
For more information on what we do and how we can save you money while building you the perfect home, give us a call on 08 9583 4102.
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