The 8 steps to extending your home – The things you need to know before you begin.

Over the next few weeks, Sheeley & Associates will be setting out what we consider to be the ’8 key steps’ to consider when extending your home or developing a property.
This list is not exhaustive by all means, but it discusses key considerations to take on board when currently looking to undertake building work. Do you need an Architect? What can you build? How do you find a good builder? Questions, questions and where to begin….?
Think of the building process as the yellow brick road…this blog can be the Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow all rolled into one to guide you on your way!
Hopefully it will give you some clear insight into what lays ahead in terms of the process of turning your ‘design dreams’ into reality.
Specialising in Architectural Services, Party Wall Surveying, Party Wall Advice, Project Management (and all the bits in between), Sheeley & Associates are well placed in the construction industry to give you detailed advice on what to expect before it happens, how to keep your expectations high and how to keep the development dream a dream and not letting it turn into a nightmare!?

 

If you have any specific questions that cannot wait, then please call the office, where one of our Chartered Surveyors will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Sheeley Associates are party wall surveyors and chartered surveyors in London and Essex, specialising in surveying, party wall advice and other architectural services.

Loughton based chartered building surveyors, Sheeley Associates specialise in surveying, party wall advice, building project management and architectural services.

Sheeley Associates are chartered surveyors in London that provide London with a full surveying service. They specialise in all architectural services and can provide building project management and party wall advice.

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