Home extensions are a fantastic way to add more space to your home or extra rooms, without having to go through the rigmarole of moving house, and can also be a great way to increase your home’s curb appeal and potentially its resale value.
Even if you’ve decided on what kind of extension you’re going to invest in, you’re still a long way from completion – and we’ve compiled a list of the five most important people (in no particular order) that you’ll need to get your dream project off the ground.
1. Building Contractor
Perhaps the most important professionals are those that are going to construct the extension for you! Many contractors will take care of planning permission applications, as well the design/architecture side of things giving you a fairly comprehensive point of call. It’s worth asking to see previous work they’ve carried out, too, as well as looking at any reviews or testimonials online.
2. Gas Safety-Approved Installer
Whether you’re installing radiators, a new gas fire or kitchen appliances into your new extension, it’s a legal requirement that you use an approved contractor for any gas work in your home. In addition to this, you’re able to guarantee that the work is safe – something which is incredibly vital with any home extension project.
3. Reliable Plumber
Whether you’re extending a kitchen or bathroom, or just want the addition of a sink in your new extension, then you’re going to have to be sure of the quality of the plumbing work carried out – choosing an accredited plumber is the perfect option. Look at their website for relevant certifications, and use review sites to see what previous customers have thought.
4. Decorator/Interior Designer
If you’re not particularly handy with a paint brush, wouldn’t know where to begin with a kitchen installation or don’t know what décor to choose, then a decorator or interior designer can help you install those essential appliances and fittings, and put those finishing touches to your new extension.
5. NICEIC-Accredited Electrician
Electrical work in the home is often something people put to the back of their minds – we can do it ourselves, surely? When it comes to major electrical work, such as installations in a new extension, you need to be able to be sure that the work is carried out to a high standard, is safe and is ultimately going to be reliable. The easiest way to guarantee this is to use an NICEIC accredited electrician, such as us here at First Strike Electrical.
If you’re planning a home extension, and you want to be able to guarantee the quality and safety of any electrical work carried out, then look no further than our services here at First Strike Electrical. Whether it’s simple rewiring or the installation of new circuits in a much larger extension, you can rely on our NICEIC-accredited services to help you create your dream home.
So if you’re in need of an electrician in North London, give us a call today on 0203 503 0755 or get in touch using our website’s online contact form for more information, for advice or to book your call out and electrical work – we’re always more than happy to help.Tags: First Strike Electrical