In my opinion you do need to use a licensed builder.
Why use a licensed builder
By using a licensed builder you ensure everything is done correctly. Unless you have the means, the knowledge and the tools to be able to facilitate yourself, you need a licensed builder.
It's a big job.
You see we're not talking about a letter box here, this is adding a permanent extension to more than likely your most important asset, your home.
We get several phone calls a week of failed DIYs asking us to help salvage their project. However, the reality is that by that stage it is to late and we can't help you.
Like the old saying goes, 'if you try and cut corners most likely it will cost you more in the long run'.
What does a licensed builder get you
- By using a licensed builder you ensure all legal aspects are taken care of, by the way of permits, pluming and engineering.
- More importantly, the area you have built is safe to sit under. Because, it's for your friends and family, so you want to make sure its safe for all people to be underneath.
The other reason why its good to use a licensed builder, is you have the peace of mind of all the warranties. In my experience, the larger the warranty the company offers, the more confident they are in what they are doing.