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For those considering a home extension or renovation project this Autumn or next on ...

Updated: Jun 25, 2023

If you are considering a new home extension or renovation project going on into the Autumn period ahead and into 2020 - as we say so often here on this blog - the key very first thing to do is plan and consider carefully.

We at Mint are for sure always on hand to help, guide and deliver your project. Bu, having said that, it is certainly very much a case for you home-owners to give a little thought and do a little research into a what is going on out there. Doing so helps you sort your likes and dislikes and aids your decisions as to what you feel may work for you and what may not.

guidance and ideas

So right here..right now ..we at Mint Builders will introduce you to a morass of ideas, guidance and comparison that will stimulate and help you formulate ideas for the all important time when we can meet you and start talking about the nitty gritty of your special project.


May we suggest ‘for starters’ that you take a look at the Build-it magazine - the essential resource (they suggest) for anyone planning a home building project. Whether you're keen to tackle a self-build, house renovation, extension or conversion, Build It Magazine is - so they say - packed with inspirational home ideas, in-depth design advice and practical, expert guidance, to help you make a success of your project whatever it may be. Good thoughts eh? 

longest running

Build It magazine is the UK’s longest running title in the home project and renovation field. We pride ourselves (they say)' on being the most practical magazine for home project planners, extenders and renovators(and of course fully fledged Self Builders too!'. 


Says Build It, “We can be your indispensable guide to home building, DIY and renovation.Whether you are building from scratch, converting, extending or renovating an existing property, Build It is here to be an invaluable part of your preparation.”


Each issue, it seems, is packed full of inspirational and informative readers’ homes, expert advice and tips. What’s more, every edition contains a selection of in-depth features on key building systems and construction materials. Project guides focus on everything from wet-rooms and kitchens to loft conversions and basement extensions, allowing you to bring about just the tailor-made, individual home you might well be dreaming of.


The magazine is laid out in accessible sections, including real life success stories, home improvement, practical building and planning. There is something for everyone - goes the blurb - and Build It prides itself on being the magazine for ‘doers’ rather than ‘dreamers.’

dream project

We are dedicated, they add,  to helping everyone realise their dream project whatever it may be and make it as special as they would want it to be and to complete it  both on time and on budget. Now that is just what everyone planning their up and coming project for this Autumn and into 2020 wants to hear eh?

online too

As well as a monthly printed magazine, Build It has a dedicated website where there are online articles which are essential reading for anyone about to embark on a building or home improvement project.

This is a chance - as the publicity goes - for everyone to learn from other peoples’ mistakes, gain practical tips and get inspired. The site has a valuable product directory and a chance to chase up an expert with a telling question or two.


Build It magazine is available every month in leading newsagents and supermarkets, including Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Tesco. The bonus right now is the chance of free tickets to one of the three Build It shows next year if you subscribe to the magazine - so subscribe now -

Build It Live too!

The ‘Build It Live’ take place annually in three locations around the UK.The Show dates are Build It Live South East, Kent Event Centre, Kent – 8-9th February 2020 Build It Live North West, EventCity, Manchester - 22-23rd February 2020 Build It Live Bicester, Bicester Heritage Centre, Oxfordshire – 6-7 June 2020.

advice and help

At these events is the chance to meet 100’s of key suppliers – speak to them face-to-face & quiz them on how they can help you. There are 1000’s of products to help choice of the right materials for your project. There are FREE seminars , workshops and demonstrations to attend and a chance to listen to experts discuss everything from planning permission to a every following aspect of project decision making.

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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