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Getting on track with the style, cost, and 'liveability' of your planned new home extension or...

Updated: Jun 13, 2023

We at Mint Builders are now pressing on with varied valuable home extension and renovation projects, as we head through the Spring and into the Summer ahead. Of course, we are hoping that the easing of the Covid 'Lockdown' will soon give home-owners more positivity with regard to changes and renovations at home for a better 'live-ability' future.

For sure, it is fair to say that a future extension at home has been very much on the 'wish list' of many home-owners over these recent ' Lockdown' months, along with various 'find more space' well-planned, home renovation schemes. These projects - whatever they may be – all, of course, have a key aim - to improve and re-organise space at home involving as well as an extension, also, creation of improved 'liveability' within rooms and best use of the overall space available throughout the home.

The excellent Real Homes organisation has been spotted online by our Editor offering some nicely considered guidance and information regarding the taking of the key decisions linked to a home renovation, re-organisation or extension.

clear on cost

Writer Lucy Searle points out that knowing the clear and precise cost of a home extension – or any other work project for that matter - is crucial. There should be no over-anxious 'diving in' or un-informed guesses as to what the costs might be. Considered planning is very much the watchword. After all, she says, what you want from building an extension, is the space you need, in step with the scale and specification you can sensibly afford!

online guide

Quite right, and Real Homes have presented online a useful considered breakdown of all the types and levels of cost you need to be aware of, if an extension or other home project is now on your mind. Their online guide, offers some useful advice on curbing costs and doing so without sacrificing that overall 'great result' that you surely have within's your mind's eye!

true value

Of course, with all such projects, it is vital to also keep in mind that in the long run your plans should also deliver real tangible value to the overall price of your home, for when you eventually, in the future, sell up and move on.

realistic budget

The Real Homes synopsis offers very sound realistic budget setting, taking into account varied approaches and ideas reference style and fittings They aim to guide and help home-owners keep their house extension costs as modest as possible, while still providing the necessary required space, style, practicality and value.

key considerations

There's a lot to consider and remember to action, that's for sure - - the planning and design; those essential interior fit-out costs, the payment to professionals, who you will need to build and deliver the project.... and much more! There are also numerous other other key considerations, linked to the operation and delivery of an effective, rewarding and value for money project – a project that will hopefully make your home more enjoyable and 'liveable' than it ever was.

costing information

Real Homes offer wide ranging additional costing information to be found here . This information includes a comprehensive extension 'cost calculator' which offers a very useful 'rule of thumb' idea as to what you might end up paying for your new extension.

all areas

There is a full list to peruse highlighting all areas of operation with accompanying costs for various types and styles of extension. These have been developed and produced by the Real Homes experts. Real Homes point out that building work costs depend, not only on where you live and who you've hired, but on the size, type, style and finish of the extension that you have in mind for your home.


There are some valuable estimated figures, along with relating build and specification costs , all taking into account the size and finish of the extension you are looking for. There are a scheduled range of costs you may face produced at a per square metre rate. Good luck with your new post 'Lockdown' project for the year ahead!

We at Mint Builders are here to help with any pricing, questions and ideas relating to the priority planning and organisation of your home extension or renovation for 2021. We have the expert contacts on hand to help ensure your new extension, whatever its size, type and price gets sorted just as you want it to be.

Please request your project planning and quotation visit to refurbish or extend your home for Summer 2021. Contact Mint Builders on 07734 211958 or email

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