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dlwyatt

06:16AM | 06/06/06
Member Since: 06/05/06
1 lifetime posts
I'm a student and a new home owner. I just purchased a small home and want to add a room onto the backside of the home (about 12 x 12). I was just wondering where to start? I know its not going to be on a slab (on blocks w/ small crawl space). I was wondering if anyone could give me some advice? Thanks

Billhart

07:45AM | 06/06/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
The first think would be to check with your city/county "building" and "zoning" department(s).

You need to find out what the setback, lot size, building size, lot coverage, etc reuirements are from the zoning department.

And from the building department what building codes are used, if you need to have plans done by an architect and/or engineer. If you are in an area that requires special designs work (earthquake, hurricane, high winds).

Check the C&R's and homeowners association rules for any restrictions on type of materials or architectural review requirments.

Also check on the HVAC and electrical to see if they can support the additional space.




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