Add Value & space to your home by adding a new room
Whether you want to add value to your home or you need more space for your family, adding a new room may be a great solution. At J & J Quality Construction, we’ve been providing home improvement services like house remodeling and kitchen renovations to homeowners across Fresno for years, and we would be happy to help plan the design and timeline of your room addition. We work with a trusted team of subcontractors, and our team is familiar with the local building codes. Contact our general contractors today.
Getting started on your room addition
If you are considering an addition, you may want to know what to expect and where to begin. Our clients have found that making a list helps to prioritize any must-have items for their home additions. Making a list for your own project will allow you to more clearly communicate your wants and needs with your architect and contractor.
1. Where to build
You will need to decide where to construct the addition on your property. Be sure to research legal restrictions and building codes regarding what can be built on your property. Setback restrictions will determine how close a structure can be built to property lines.
2. Secure Funding
Most homeowners cannot pay for full additions in cash. Many homeowners obtain a home equity loan, second mortgage, or line of credit. Homeowners commonly underestimate remodeling costs.
3. Architect or Draftsman
You will need an Architect or Draftsman to prepare the drawings for your new space.
4. Permits, Demo, and Prepare Site
Anything other than level bare dirt will need to be demolished, removed, and graded to prepare for the addition. We will obtain permits and will be required to post the approved permits in a visible place on your property. Fences will be temporarily taken down to allow heavy equipment to access the site and portable toilets and disposal equipment will be delivered .
5. Foundation Building
Depending on the plans, the crew will begin pouring a concrete slab or digging out a crawlspace or basement.
When the foundation concrete is cured, exterior walls will go up.
7. Wall Panels and Roofing
Wall panels and roofing are necessary to protect all work that will come after. Wall panels, usually of OSB, are installed and house wrap is added. The roof gets installed.
8. Vital Systems
Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC will be completed.
New construction windows are installed.
10. Insulation and Drywall
Insulation will be installed to prepare for drywall. Drywall is a multi-stage process: hanging the sheets, “mudding” the seams with wet drywall compound, letting that compound dry, then sanding the seams. After this stage your are nearing the finish line.
11. Trim Work and Doors
The carpenters come in and put up detailed trimwork such as baseboards, window trim, crown molding, and so on. Doors are hung.
12. Flooring and Paint
Flooring will be installed and paint will be completed.