Decal Scotland limited provides a home extension service to customers across Stirling.
When you work with an expert in house extensions, there are a few main considerations to look at before you enter the planning stage. Our process is to look at these issues first so that when you plan the extension, these issues don’t come along to cause problems down the line.
Top of the list is any shared walls. If your plan involves building or digging any foundations that are within three metres of a boundary or party wall, then you will need to comply with the Party Wall Act. The same applies if you are digging foundations within six metres of a boundary.
Another consideration is site access – how easily can workmen, equipment and delivery vehicles get access to the property? You need to ensure that people can get to the site to do the work and if there are problems, this might impact what kind of extensions you can have.
Checking out the site and important factors around it is a big part of the planning for an extension. Looking at things like soil conditions, services such as gas and electricity, trees around the property and any flooding history as well as any rights of way that affect the property can all impact what can be done.