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Building home extensions for your Adelaide home is a great way to maximise your space. While extensions come in many shapes, sizes, and forms, every build will involve a lot of things. This calls for careful consideration to ensure the space will serve you for a long time. This will also help minimise avoidable problems and stress, making the build much more enjoyable. So, to help you on your way, we have outlined the most important factors to consider before building your extension. 

Added Value of the Extension

Whether the extension is designed to make necessary improvements or add aesthetic value, house extensions must make economic sense to compete in the Adelaide housing market. This makes it vital to visualise how the project will position your house when you eventually decided to sell or lease it in the future.

Size of the Project

It’s common to think that bigger is better. However, this isn’t always the case, especially for home extension projects. Expert renovation builders in Adelaide say that the key to achieving a spacious looking home is through smart design. 

Specialists to Hire

While it can be tempting to design your extension yourself, hiring specialists guarantees more reliable results. Matching the extension to your existing property’s interior design may seem easy if you already had a great concept in mind. However, if design isn’t your forte, it’s best to hire experts. Hiring architects, architectural technicians, or designers can help make redesigning your home easy.

Location of the Extension Project

Another thing to consider is the extension’s location. Many DIYers make the mistake of building their house extension near or directly on top of sewer pipes, which can cause significant issues. Fortunately, this mistake can be avoided if you hire professionals. Moreover, doing so will prevent you from spending additional costs to correct the mistake or make adjustments.

Strength of the Existing Foundation

If you’re planning to extend your home above a garage or on a single storey house, you will need to verify the build with the appropriate authorities. In doing so, you must ensure the structural integrity of the existing foundations to avoid danger for your family and surrounding homes. Keep in mind, your build will need to adhere to the safety rules and regulations of the Australian Government.

Site Insurance

Although your hired contractor should already have insurance, it is still important to have your own site insurance. Some builders are not covered for natural event claims, such as flood, storm, or fire. Additionally, getting insurance is necessary if you’re planning to vacate your property during construction. This way you can have peace of mind regardless of what unforeseen situations you’ll encounter in the future.


Lumea Group Co. is a reputable team of house builders and designers that can help you achieve the home of your dreams. Contact us for your enquiries!