Home Additions 101

It’s official: You’ve run out of space. Every nook and cranny has been used, and you still want more space. Fortunately, there’s space for you to make a home addition that will solve all your problems and add some extra house to your home.

First, consider what the purpose and use of the space will be in your home addition. If used year-round, what considerations for insulation, plumbing, and electrical need to be planned for? Will an additional foundation need to be poured or basement built? The answers to these questions will help determine the length of the project, which permits are needed, and which contractor or sub-contractors will need to be engaged for the project.

Second, consider how the home addition will fit with and help the existing structure. What changes to traffic flow through the house might occur?

Third, consider your timetable for the construction and how much you’ve budgeted for the home addition. Working with an experienced builder can get your home addition built in less time and with less effort, in addition to saving tons of money in potential delays and cost overruns.

At Timberidge Carpentry, our core business is the start-to-finish custom framing and building of your home or new addition. From planning and permitting the design to demolition of the prior structure, construction, framing, and whole-project management, we have the skills and the staff to keep your project on-time and on-budget. Timberidge Carpentry is a Tarion registered and Energy Star Builder, so you know the work we do comes with a warranty and that your home can save you money in the long term by being Energy Star compliant. Let us help you today!

Registered Tarion Home Builder. Servicing Durham, York Regions and North Toronto.