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‘Extraordinary’ home extension and renovation TV show takes to the airwaves!

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

We at Mint Builders were delighted to see that the home extensions ‘biz’ has now arrived in its own right on Channel Four. The channel is very much the ‘home’ of varied, quite legendary home-interest programme forerunners, such as the long-running, self-build Grand Designs and, of course, the legendary Home sales programme 'Location Location' with the unforgettable ‘Phil and Kirsty’.

This much loved TV couple have also themselves touched on the extension and renovation business in their follow-up programme ‘Love It or List It’ which involved extension and renovation development of various homes to challenge the owners to stay where they were instead of moving on to a different home elsewhere.


The home extensions taking place in this latest programme will though, it seems, be a bit of a way away from the - shall we say - more day to day home extension and renovation projects in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds that keep us at Mint Builders busy all year round .

This new programme will - according to the promotional ‘blurb’ - be all about more audacious, extravagant and 'dream' home extensions with all the razzmatazz built in !

day to day

The typical cost perhaps of extending say a fairly day to day property ranges from say £16k to £55k ...and perhaps this price could go up to £70,000 if it’s a somewhat more specialised project. For sure these are the level of project that we at Mint have brought to life over the years….but who knows what the future holds perhaps?

million pounds plus

The programme publicists tell us the extensions in this new TV series - which kicked off in mid-October- aren’t your average side-returns, no.. no… certainly not! These extensions are year-long builds with million-pound budgets.

dream project

The extensions on view across the four episodes cost from £500k to over a million pounds. These property owners aren’t just hoping for that all important extra square footage – they’re looking to realise a dream. Certainly they must be 'a dream' at those kind of prices!

dramas ..crises..challenges

Viewers will join homeowners as they attempt to see their ‘super’ extension brought to life. News is apparently that with the building of these projects comes exceptional design dramas, scheduling crises, budgetary surprises and relationship challenges... all on the path to revealing the (hopefully) finished article in all its glory ! The team at Mint know a little about home extension drama now and again...... but not on this scale!

inspiration …

Of course, whether we at Mint- or indeed our customers - will glean inspiration and motivation from these programmes reference their future more modest extension projects, very much remains to be seen!

stylish extravagance

Adds MD Simon West, “I and my team will be looking on for sure - and even perhaps daring to pass judgement on some of this stylish extravagance! For sure it will probably get us all thinking and perhaps there will be an idea or two that can be applied to a more modest extension project in the future - we shall have to wait and see!


So there you go…Extraordinary Extensions it is - Channel 4 at 9.00pm on Wednesdays for a month or so …. and we shall be watching just in case we indeed do pick up that budget busting project one day..... - fingers crossed…….we might be on the TV then!!!!

We at Mint Builders are, of course, here to help locally with all kinds of questions and ideas relating to the more modest home extensions in Cheltenham and The Cotswolds for the Autumn and Winter ahead this year ….and on into 2022.

Feel free to request our project planning and quotation visit to refurbish or extend your home for more ‘liveability’ and increased future sales value. Contact Mint Builders on 07734 211958 or email

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