A oxford home extension is a good way to improve the versatility of your home and increase its value as well. If you are able to tackle this yourself, you can save a good deal of cash.
Start by determining the dimensions of the proposed expansion. Using these measurements, determine what supplies you will need. You should figure in one 4 by 4 plank for every 3 feet of extension. Consult with your local hardware store for more advice.
You will start by setting out the 4 by 4′s. You will need to secure them in the ground so that they do not move when the concrete is being poured. Once the concrete has been poured, it should be left to set at least overnight. Once the concrete is set, you can start to frame the walls. Be sure to leave spaces for doors and windows to be installed later.
Once the framing for the walls is complete, they will need to be erected and bolted to the floor. Always be sure that the walls stand straight and that they are secure.
Now it is time to get the rafters up. Once that is done, you can start putting up the plywood for the ceiling. You can then roof the structure. Make sure that it is properly waterproofed throughout.. Once the roof is up, add in the doors and windows and then call the electrician.
Installing the insulation is next – this goes in the space between the studs. The edges should be neatly secured with staples.
The drywall comes next – get advice on the right screws to use. Start at the ceiling and work your way down. Cover the seams with the appropriate tapes and make sure to secure well with the drywall compound. Also make a point of smoothing over the holes for the screws. Allow it to dry well before sanding and repeating if necessary.
Be sure to wipe the walls down properly with a slightly moist cloth to get any dust off. You can then prime the walls. Be sure to do this properly or your paint will not last well. Once the primer is dry, paint the walls.
Choose the flooring for the room and lay it and you are pretty much done, all that is left is to move in the furniture and add your own personal d’cor touches.