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

You’re tired of taking your work calls with your kids running around in the background. 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, you’ll need to have a professional analyze your existing structure and the layout of your property to ensure that the extension can be connected to your home and that you will not run into any issues 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?

The total cost for building an extension or adding a prefabricated extension varies greatly depending on the project and the style of construction.

However, even when the costs are nearly identical, prefabricated extensions almost always prove their value in lower finance costs, improved speed of delivery, and decreased inconveniences associated with 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?

In some cases, an extension to your home might not be possible or isn’t the ideal solution for your extra 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.