Can I Add a Prefabricated Extension to My Home? And Other Common Questions

You’re tired of having your kids running around in the background while taking work calls. Or maybe you are finally ready to take back up your beloved hobby of painting. Whatever it is that is motivating you to create a little extra space in your home, one popular method for doing so is by adding a prefabricated extension to your property.

When comparing this option against others, you most likely have a few questions, and we’ve got your answers.

Can I add a prefabricated extension to my home?

You know you need more space, but your first question might be whether or not it is even feasible to add a prefabricated extension to your home.

The possibility of installing a prefab extension to your home will depend on a few factors.

First, you’ll need to determine whether or not you have any legal limitations on your property. Next, you’ll need to look into zoning in your area. In most cases, any supplemental building project will require specific permitting, which your builder can help you acquire.

You’ll also want to ensure that a construction team, including the equipment necessary to deliver a prefabricated extension, will be able to access your property.

Finally, a professional needs to analyze your existing structure and property layout to ensure that they can connect the extension to your home without any problems with septic systems or drainage.

How is a prefabricated extension attached to the home?

The best method for attaching a prefabricated extension to your home is to use links. These links attach under the eaves of your home and are an efficient and cost-effective system.

Is it cheaper to build or to use a prefabricated extension?

Even if the total costs are similar, prefabricated extensions often provide better value through lower finance costs, faster delivery, and reduced inconveniences compared to traditional builds.

Are prefabricated extensions safe?

Prefabricated extensions are just as safe as a traditional build. The key to ensuring safety is working with a reputable builder and installation team. A quality builder will use the highest grade materials and will work to ensure the connections between the home and the extension are sturdy. The end result is that your new extension will offer the same comfort and safety as the rest of your home.

What are alternatives to adding an extension to my home?

Sometimes, it may not be possible or suitable to add a home extension for your space needs. In this case, you might want to consider an alternative free-standing option. For example, our Think Pods are the perfect space for your studio, office space, or quiet retreat.