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  • Neil Harrison

The larger your project ..the better the advice you need .....

Updated: Jun 9, 2023

With more and more homeowners continuing to extend and renovate their homes in these challenging times, we at Mint have noticed that to a certain extent, many are considering larger scale projects looking forward on into 2022.

Mint can advise on a wide-range of different types and sizes of home extensions and renovations, that’s for sure. We know about most aspects of such project management and activity and we also know, of course, the type of high-quality, specialist expertise that is available should it be needed to handle even the most challenging home extension or renovation project.

skilled input

One such expertise is, of course, structural engineering and I noted online recently, some quality pointers, reference the value of bringing on board such skilled input into home projects from the well-informed Real Homes team.

make a difference

A key thing is that getting that little more expertise in all areas, can make the difference between a house project - extension or renovation that runs smoothly as it should, rather than causing anxiety and even uncalled for stress.

advice and expertise

As Real Homes suggest… “if you’re contemplating a new and exciting home renovation project – a loft conversion, total remodel or creating an open plan space – and want to take your ideas to the next level, you're going to appreciate all the advice and expertise you can get. As they say a good structural engineer could make the difference between a house renovation that runs smoothly and successfully, and one that is stressful, not to mention more costly.

Mint can help

Real Homes point out that reference both a visual and a safety perspective, it might well be worth checking out your local reputable Structural Engineers to help get your project in order. We, at Mint Builders, can also certainly advise you on the several such expert people to talk to locally in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, and we would always be pleased to do so. You can also search a specialist online database of such experts too of course!

cost concerns

Additional costs are, for sure, always a concern with home extension and renovation projects, whatever their size. Of course, value for money, alongside professionalism and a well-controlled stress-free project are also very much wished for.

confident of

Anyone, we at Mint would recommend, you can be confident of ….that’s for sure. Also, qualified listed Structural Engineers with recognised qualification are people you can be confident of too. They will have clear recommendations as to their expertise and their record can always be tracked for re-assurance. These people will be experts and sure to give your project the reassurance of the considered technical excellence that it needs to be all you want it to be .....and also within the price you can afford to pay.


It goes without saying that with any sizeable home improvement project, you'll always want to ensure that your building is structurally sound and that working conditions are safety assured to industry standards. Part of the service that a structural engineering practice provides is structural surveys. These identify any structural faults and issues (or lack thereof) with a building and so you know where you are from the very start of your project plans.

safe and risk free

Of course, a structural engineer will work with all your other professionals who may be involved, your architect or builder such as we at Mint are. This team approach will bring your project to life in a safe manner, identifying and managing the risks associated with your plans.

project outcome

Different surveys can be done, depending on the age of the building/property and our project demands and requirements. Structural engineers can then work with all other professionals involved, such as Mint, to help draw up the best plans to achieve safely, your expected project outcome and at a value for money price you are happy and with and were originally expecting .

We at Mint Builders are, of course, here to help locally with all kinds of questions and ideas relating to the priority planning and organisation of your planned home extension or renovation for the Winter this year, and on into 2022. If special expertise is needed, we know the right people for you to talk further to in order to ensure your extension or renovation is, on its completion, everything you wanted it to be.

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

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