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House extensions


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Learn how to design a house extension and transform a detached house with Edificius, the architectural BIM design solution by ACCA software.

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House extensions

  1. 1. House extensions: how to transform a detached house
  2. 2. An extension refers to building projects that alter the structure of an existing home. It generally consists in upgrading and existing home interior or exterior. A house extension (home addition in the USA) is an efficient way to create extra living space and add value to your existing home. The lounge, kitchen and main bedroom are the most popular rooms to extend, particularly if they have a rear facing outer wall which can easily be knocked down and a new wall can be erected further into the rear garden What is a house extension House extensions Read the entire article here:
  3. 3. In the U.K., Building Regulations set out minimum requirements for structural integrity, fire safety, energy efficiency, damp proofing, ventilation and other key aspects that ensure a building is safe. An extension to your house is considered a permitted development and an application for planning permission won’t be needed, provided certain conditions are met. In the U.S.A., Counties, towns and municipalities require homeowners to obtain Building Permits before undertaking a renovation for the purpose of enforcing building codes. Codes are designed to ensure that all properties meet minimum safety and structural standards. Planning permissions House extensions Read the entire article here:
  4. 4. • Rear house extensions /Side house extensions/ Wrap around • Single-storey house extensions – extensions that only have a single level, such as standard kitchen extensions • Multi-storey house extensions – extensions that add space to multiple levels within the house • Garage extensions – extensions that do not build additional external walls and simply refurbish and repurpose your existing garage • Outbuilding, orangeries and conservatories • Loft conversion like mansard and dormers Type of extension options House extensions Read the entire article here:
  5. 5. Building materials typically used: • brick & block • stone walling • in situ concrete • timber frame construction • steel structures • glazing Type of extension options House extensions Read the entire article here:
  6. 6. Project steps to build an extension with the use of a BIM software Type of extension options House extensions Download Edificius Read the entire article here: Thanks to my goats