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Check out ideas and vital ‘go-to’ information and advice for your 2020 home extension or renovati...

Updated: Jun 20, 2023

It is still very much being talked about that more home-owners are likely to opt for a home extension or refurbishment during this the first year of the new decade, than take a chance with the financial uncertainty of the current ‘up and down’ housing market and move home.

We at Mint have been pleased at the various project enquiries that we have received for this year for extensions and renovation projects on our 'beat' in Cheltenham and The Cotswolds and we are pleased we have decided to re-launch our ‘Extend Instead’ campaign for this Spring....

guidance and ideas

If that’s you and if you are on the lookout for guidance and ideas for your home extension plans you might consider updated news from those energetic and enthusiastic people setting up the always popular Homebuilding and Renovating shows during the year ahead.

Key organisations teamed up beside Homebuilding and Renovating for the show are Real Homes, Period Living and Plotfinder. The Homebuilding team have been running the shows for some 30 years now. As they say... “Whether you’re mid-way through a project or don’t know where to start, the Homebuilding & Renovating Show is brimming with bright ideas. Swap months of scouring the internet for face-to-face consultations, specialist Masterclasses and hundreds of products – all under one roof.”


The good news too is that there is a Show in March which is quite local to us here in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds. It is scheduled at the always successful NEC venue in Birmingham from March 26-29th. Other shows later in the year are in Surrey; Somerset; London, Hampshire and Harrogate. There are two shows in Scotland too. You can check the schedule here - buy tickets here -


These shows offer plenty of action to stimulate ideas. You can meet the experts ..see the products and discover great showcase brands to help you bring your project to life and make it exactly the way you want it to be. As the Homebuilding team say their shows are the ‘the hub of extension building and renovating expertise’

For sure at these Shows, there’s ‘all kinds of everything going on’ ...there is an Advice centre for your ideas and questions where there will be FREE one-on-one consultations with experts - architect, planning, self-build or renovation expert who, say the Homebuilding team, are perfectly equipped with the knowledge to guide you through whatever it is you want to know.

technologies and tradition

As said, thousands of products will be at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show. This could save you travelling around for ideas and chances to view things you want to see to aid your project. One thing that caught our eye was that on-trend technologies are on view. Also, though, so, in great contrast, are traditionally hand-crafted materials - a chance to meet the people and experts behind the tech and the traditional then - nice!

There are fact finding Seminars, Master-classes and Tricks of the Trade sessions to check out with a team of Show experts - all on hand to help you plan and plot your renovation or extension for 2020 ..and when you are ready we at Mint can help make it all happen too!

showing off’...

Finally below, ...a web site ‘taster’ intro reference some of products which will be ‘showing off’ at the H&R events during this year ahead.

Bamboo Family Flooring

Bamboo Flooring. Our bamboo flooring is the hardest available in the UK, it's harder and lasts longer. For the last 20years we have made it in our family owned and managed factory in Anji, China using our "Unique Encased Manufacturing Process®".

ADM Systems

Since the very early 90's, ADM Systems have been designing, supplying, installing and installing high quality heat recovery ventilation systems (MVHR). Unlike others, we are completely independent of any manufacturer.....


Airflow manufacture the quietest and most hygienic MVHR ventilation money can buy. From our acoustic lining and antistatic/anti-bacterial ducting to our unique triple filter system, everything we do is designed to provide optimum air quality for the life of the building. We’re the only manufacturer to offer a 7-yr warranty. This year we’re exhibiting with Solarcrest, our preferred design and install partner, because of their exceptional customer care and attention to detail.


We are UK’s leading manufacturer of garage door and operators, offering a comprehensive selection of up & over, sectional, roller and side-hinged garage doors. Visit us on stand D131 to view our range....

Arctic Cabins

Impressive sloping-walled BBQ huts with the WOW factor! Complete with BBQ grill and optional drinks bar extensions for all-year-round entertaining. The Arctic Cabins™ design is based on the traditional ‘Grillkota’ BBQ hut from Finnish Lapland.

There you this blog for more during the up and coming Spring. We at Mint always seek more and more good ideas too, of course - so we will be visiting the show ....See you there perhaps?

Refurbishment, improvement and extension of your home. Mint offers a full development and finishing service to add value to your home. We are here to help with any questions or concerns you may have. We have all the expert contacts on hand to help you.

Whatever your need, please request your quotation to improve, refurbish or extend your home . Contact Mint Builders on 01242 279739or email

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