What you need to know about home additions in Halifax
There are many reasons to consider adding onto your existing home. An addition can help to create more space and increase the function and value of your home. Once you’ve decided a home expansion is for you, the first thing you’ll want to do is to find an experienced professional, able to walk you through the process, put together a budget, and help you to create the perfect design. You will want to make sure the contractor hired to do the job is trustworthy and will deliver the service that is expected.
Han-Cor Construction is a locally owned and operated business in Halifax. Your satisfaction is our priority.
Home additions come in many shapes and sizes, from finishing your basement and converting your sunroom to these major projects:
- Adding a second story
- Building a garage or an extension
- Adding a rearward extension
- Building a solarium or porch
- Building a room above the garage
- Transforming a single-family residence into a multi-generational home
Adding onto your home is a major undertaking. It is similar to having a new home built. A home addition needs to be planned several months in advance. You will need to get permits, think about your living arrangements while the renovation is in progress and much more.
When adding onto your home you will require permits from your municipality. Permits ensure the addition will be constructed following applicable bylaws and safety codes. Requirements may vary depending on where you live. Further permits may be required if your addition includes electrical systems, ventilation, plumbing or gas.
Temporary lifestyle changes
Before you start, take into consideration the temporary change to your lifestyle. There will be a large amount of dust in your home. Be prepared for loud construction noise. If you're adding a second level to your home, think about living somewhere else for a period of time.
A home expansion is a great opportunity to rethink your living space and can significantly increase the value of your home. Often, an addition is less expensive than a move after calculating the costs and benefits. Improving and expanding the home you love can not only benefit your standard of living but also be a financially wise investment.
Working with Han-Cor Construction
As members of the Nova Scotia Home Builders Association, we have won many awards including “Outstanding Home Addition”. We were also awarded the 2012 Talk of the Town award for Customer Satisfaction. Furthermore we are a member of Atlantic Home Warranty, a certified R 2000 builder, tech ready builder and energuide builder. We have an A+ rating at BBB.
Since 1999, our customers’ complete satisfaction has been our number one priority. Our lead carpenter and company employees work on each home addition in Halifax. You will not be handed to sub-contractors to perform the services we provide.