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Mint say …extend or renovate your home during these challenging times …..and add sales value!

Here on this blog, we are pleased to present further advice and guidance regarding the key decisions to make, in order to meet the challenges of the current, ever-changing housing market.

As we have said here - for many months - is that in many instances, the best step at the moment remains to consider building a home extension or embarking on a feasible renovation and NOT moving home..if you really don’t have to!

extra space at home

There are two very, very good reasons to extend or renovate right now! One is to get extra space at home, of course, and second, is to add vital home price value to your property. Forget about moving home for a while until the overall financial outlook and the housing market volatility eases and becomes more predictable, stable and manageable….surely a good idea!

added price value

To achieve the best possible added price value for the future, it is important to get all aspects of your home project absolutely right in all respects - organisation, planning, specification, management… and more.

key aspects

Previously, we covered initial fundamental issues involved in a home project, such as planning and also, the need to ensure all aspects of building regulations are covered and correct. We, at Mint can help with all key aspects of extension or renovation, in order to ensure that in time you will indeed achieve that vital added ‘price value’ for your property, - essential for a successful, feasible manageable ‘later-on’ home move in what is currently, still a volatile, ever-changing housing market.

budget ‘all areas’

For a successful project, it is essential to ensure you have a clear grasp understanding of your budget in all areas of potential spend …the more minor… as well as the more major. Smaller items of spend grow and grow - if not carefully planned and controlled - that’s for sure. Successful, considered budgeting is, for sure, very much a key fact of ALL home project planning !

key decision

Your budget must be THE key guiding element of decision making as it totally affects both the scale of project you undertake and also, the added value potential it will offer you when it is finished.


That being said to consider - as well as the core basic build work - are, of course, the decor and finishing elements. These must be well-considered and effective, so that they do not overstretch your overall budget BUT definitely DO help achieve maximum price effect in terms of your ‘later on’ home sale.

getting started

Alongside this essential, careful budgeting, often equally important, is to ensure you get the right designer or architect input you need. This must be a key part of your project’s ‘getting started’ process, and it is key to all operational areas of your project moving forward. It is key to the ultimate success you achieve with your project.


We at Mint are well connected in the Cheltenham and Gloucestershire areas and we are able to make some vey worthwhile introductions of both architects and designers. We are pleased to make an introduction or two, if needed. Take your time with your choice - it for sure WILL make all the difference, in many respects, to the success of your project.

right advice

A further key totally practical operational matter to sort out for your project is to ensure larger scale builder access to your property is achieved. Get the right advice on this from your architect designer or builder when it comes to this vital matter. The better organised you are, the better the day to day operation of your project during your complete scheduled work programme.

people ‘access’

A final point, also of considerable note. Your project will probably, to an extent, (depending on how large its scale), involve a certain amount of access of for more people and large pieces of equipment and vehicles.

making life ‘manageable’

There will be a certain amount of disruption. We, of course can advise you on measures to take, in order to make life ongoing during any project as manageable as possible. This can involve sealing off part of your home, not affected by your project work, and also making best possible, well-planned access arrangements available for your building team during your project’s progress.

considerably enhance

There is, for sure, a lot to think of when undertaking a home improvement or extension project, but the right project, developed in the right way, WILL considerably enhance your home in terms of future facility and use, and also, of course, add that important extra sales price value. The better the added value, the better armed you will be against the vagaries of the housing market when indeed you are ready to move home to a different property.

here to help

We at Mint are here to help your project be all you want it to be…. in ALL respects. We look forward to working with you. Good luck for a successful improvement or extension to your home!

Mint Builders are, of course, here to help locally with all kinds of questions and ideas relating to your new home extension or renovation ideas and plans for what seem to be continuing challenging times ahead. We can assist with all your 2023 and 2024 home renovation priority planning and project organisation of all kinds.

Feel free to request our project planning and quotation visit to refurbish or extend your home for more energy saving ‘liveability’ and vital increased future protective money-making ‘added sales value’, never more vital than now. Contact Mint Builders on 07734 211958 or email

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