Planning an Extension – easy to do with the 3D Hausplaner software
Your property offers enough space and you want an extension that fits perfectly to your house? For this you don´t need a designer, but you can easily create the 3D model yourself with the 3D Hausplaner software.
Optimal advance planning will help you to make your wish come true. Find out now how you can design the extension taking all individual needs into account with the correct planning and with the help of our software.
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Design your extension yourself – the floor plan is the basis
Before you can start designing the extension, you need a carefully prepared and correct floor plan of your house. If you already have a plan on your computer, you can integrate it into our software and convert it into an editable 2D model. If you don´t have an existing floor plan, you only need a few clicks to create all the basic conditions of your property and your house with the software. These are the most important steps in planning your extension, because at the end the extension and the property have to harmonize perfectly.
Clarify important questions in advance
There are many reasons why an extension to an existing house can make sense. Maybe you start a family, the existing family grows or you want extra space for your hobbies. Too little living space can have a negative impact on well-being. If there is enough property available, an extension may be the right solution. Many people prefer changing their own home to moving, because their own home often contains decades of stories and special moments.
Before planning your extension, you should clarify the basic conditions. The floor plan of your building, either created with our software or already available, will help you. Also pay attention to official requirements, so that you can obtain all permits for your extension beforehand.
An extension is to be valued differently than the renovation of the interior, without a building permit you are not allowed to start the construction itself. This must be in place before implementing your plans. You should ideally obtain the permit before you plan your own extension. The reason is, that you can then consider the specifications made by the building authority during the implementation.
Planning the extension – first step, create a floor plan
Once all regulatory issues have been resolved, our software can help you to create the first basic scaffolding for your extension. First, a floor plan is important for the visualization. How large should the additional area are? Which size harmonizes with the existing building? Which renovations may be required on the existing building? Do any constructions have to be demolished, paths laid or garden installations dismantled?
Our software offers the possibility to visualize different plans. So, you can decide for yourself which of your ideas looks the best in direct view and represents you wishes best. Even if you have never worked with a home designing software, you can use our program with ease, because nearly all functions are self-explanatory. Your will also find many video-tutorials to help you with difficult questions.
Include the actual house in the room distribution
If the floor plan is suitable for the extension, the planning for the room layouts can start. You should not only consider the new rooms, but also consider the actual situation of the house. You may want to move the master bedroom to the extension or the children want to leave the original house and live in the extension in the future?
In this chase you could implement various plans based on software. Just look at the effect certain combinations and spaces have on each other. Perhaps you have been dreaming of a connected living room and bedroom for a long time and can now realize your dream. With just a few mouse clicks you can plan the extension and see how the room layout affects you.
Intelligent planning reduces workload
Not doubt, a new extension involves work, but it can be reduced considerably. If you plan the extension yourself, you have the advantage that you can plan over a long time. Time pressure is a big risk at work, because there are construction defects that you could have avoided with a little more care. Therefore, take advantage of the opportunity to design your own extension and consider all important elements.
Are there already walls that will be integrated into you extension? Include them into your designing, this will save you many steps. Very important is that you must pay attention to the statics. Already for the building application you may need a structural assessment, which also supports you in planning.
For new walls you should take stand construction walls instead of building walls yourself. This saves time, but the stability suffers. A prefabricated wall is never as stable as a specially bricked exterior wall, this factor should be considered. The advantage is that you can build ready-made walls yourself. A load-bearing wall requires a specialist company.
An adapted building plan reduces workload and worktime
Between a new construction and an extension are big differences. If you build a completely new building, you are not living at the same place. If you build an extension, you already live in the original house together with your family and naturally want to keep noise and dirt pollution as low as possible. In this chase a temporary move is no option for the most of you and for that you need a solid plan that significantly reduces the workload and the associated construction time.
First get all necessary permits and then start planning a solid concept for your extension yourself. After you designed a 3D model, you can start to talk with the craftsmen about your project. The visualization support you, to communicate your wishes exactly and make sure that all needs get realized.
Thanks to the previous planning, you will not only know the costs involved, but you will be able to estimate how much time will have to be planned for the construction after consultation with your craftsmen.
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