Updated: Apr 28, 2019
What is great about being involved in the construction of your property from day one is being able to make, and more importantly cost out, future development decisions and put the structure in place to do them at a later date.
There are many reasons other than budget that you may be restricted to complete these works for example planning restrictions or CIL payment barriers.
The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge that local authorities can set on new development in order to raise funds to help fund the infrastructure, facilities and services - such as schools or transport improvements. New developments are often subject to these charges.
More often though it can be really straight forward to discuss your future plans for your property and may involve things like putting in extra steel for loft conversations and/or taking the services (electricity, plumbing and waste) to the area in which you want to develop.
This will reduce a lot of the heavy, messy work when you choose to do your next stage of development.
This case-study features a master bedroom, dressing room, lounge and bathroom in the roof of a four bedroom detached house, all planned pre-construction. There’s also enough storage for the Christmas Tree!