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Building an extension for my mother-in-law

I love my mother-in-law but I never planned on living with her permanently. I have been enjoying her living with us now that we have kids but I feel like we all need some extra space so I am getting a granny flat built at the back of our block. This should allow us to have some extra space to make sure everyone has the privacy that they need whilst we can still be a family. This block has some tip on the process of building a granny flat including how to choose a contractor and how to get the council approval for the build.


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Building an extension for my mother-in-law

What You Need In the Commercial Building Process

by Chloe Cooper

Are you planning on building or remodelling an industrial structure? Commercial structures are unique in terms of interior and exterior design. Take time to know what you need and have a notion of the whole scope of the project. Here are items that you should take into account before you begin construction.

Scope of the project

 It is imperative to have a clear scope of the construction process. You have to know if you will need items such as mobile crane hire or tractors. You should have an assumption about how the finished project will look like. You could conduct a meeting before beginning construction to finalize contracts with your main sub-contractors. This communication allows your sub constructor to ask questions.


Another important thing is identifying the experts you need in your project. Ensure you create a good rapport with your commercial contractor for excellent communication. You will need his or her knowledge and experience to construct a structure that suits your budget and specifications. It is essential to get a contractor who is readily available and has your interest at heart. Use your referrals and read the contractor's portfolios to identify the ideal contractor for your project.


Set a date that you will complete the task. This move gives your project team an objective that they have to achieve. The contractor should give you a tentative plan and schedule for the project duration. You should also allocate some time for the project's approval process. Some approvals may take as long as 7–9 months. Getting approvals from the government municipalities is costly. Therefore you should get a contractor who can help you to navigate the system before construction begins.

Mobile cranes

Mobile cranes are straightforward machines that consist of telescopic booms on their platform. These cranes may also come with a surfeit of attachments. Commercial building construction involves lifting heavy and massive objects. You will need a mobile crane to perform such activities. Contact a mobile crane hire firm, and they will give you counsel on which crane to use in your project. These cranes are easily and quickly set up, and they function instantly.

Wrapping it up

Building a commercial structure from scratch can be both an overwhelming and exhausting ordeal. You have to understand a lot of details, and the above information will point you in the right direction. The most important thing during construction is excellent communication between you and the project team. You should always insist on quality.