(Closed) Have you built a home addition?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 4
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m not 100% sure, but I think you would hire an architect to design the plans and I’m assuming they would work in tandem with your contractor. The contractor should know the local laws/permit requirements and he will know building codes. I would assume that the architect would know the local laws, but I’m not totally sure.

I know that’s not much help… but it’s a start…

Post # 5
703 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

My husband and I are planning on putting an addition in for our house… He works in construction so he has an understanding of what can/can’t be done. I actually drew up the plans myself for our 20×20 addition and then my Darling Husband got in touch with several contractors to get estimates. Of course our estimates came back double what we were planning on paying so it’s on the backburner for now. :/

I would start by getting in touch with some contractors in your area. They can give you an idea of what they need to start and probably put you in touch with someone to get blueprints, etc. made up.

Post # 6
8470 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

We were lucky. Our house had an addition built on about 6 years or so ago. It’s great. 

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