Stages Of Home Extension Building:
There are a few stages and a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes in organising materials and trades before we start the project that takes place when extending your home. The stages outlined here may be subject to change depending on whether you are extending with a ground floor single storey extension or a two-storey extension. The stages and times providing are a generalisation only. Consideration must be given to the complexity, floor area or number of rooms, the amount of renovation work required to the existing home, site access and conditions of your property. These stages or scheduling are not necessarily the same as any progress claims that may be stipulated in the building contract.
The schedule provided below is for most second-floor or two storey extensions. It is intended and should only be considered as a guide.
Week 1 – 8:
Scaffolding and fall protection is provided for your safety as well as for the trades. The demolition of the roof structure to take the 2nd floor is carried out with all the necessary engineers beams and floor joists installed along with any columns and stumps supports that have been designed. Next the sub floor plumbing rough in is completed before the flooring is installed. In some cases, some electrical work may need to be rectified depending on the amount of work being done down stairs. The wall frames are built and the roof trusses installed. It is also important to ensure that tarpaulins are used to keep the home water tight. To keep the house water tight and protected from the elements, tarpaulins are used to cover the home extension where required.
Week 9 – 12:
The roof gutters, roof flashings and the roof cladding are installed, generally they are similar to the existing. The plumbing rough in for all the wet areas are carried out and the windows are installed ready for the wall cladding to be installed. Tarpaulins are no longer required and removed.
Week 13 – 15:
The wall cladding is installed, eaves soffits lined and the remainder of the roof plumbing such as downpipes are all installed.
Week 16 – 18:
Before any plaster can be delivered or installed electrical rough in must be completed along with any computer wiring or other electrical requirements installed. cooling and heating systems must be roughed in where required. Once all the necessary rough in items are all completed it is time for the wall insulation and then the plaster wall and ceiling linings can be installed. In most instances the staircase is installed at this point.
Week 19 – 21:
All the internal doors are hung, architraves and skirting boards installed. Waterproofing of any wet areas is carried out and wall and floor tiling is laid and completed to the home owner’s requirements. The electrical and plumbing fittings installed along with any shower screens and vanity mirrors that are required.
Week 22 – 26:
Typically, the painting and carpet installation is prearranged by the home owner.
The scheduling above does not take into consideration any interruption due to wet weather, unusual site conditions or other unforeseen delays that may be encountered during the construction process.
In some instances, it may be necessary that we work around you and your family to ensure minimal disruption to your daily routine, that’s where we are flexible with our scheduling. While this may add some extra time to the project it may be a great worthwhile solution for you.
The best way to do that is talk to the extension professionals at Extension Impressions and arrangements can be catered, so we can partner and work with you to achieve an amicable solution.