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The right key guidance and information for your 2021 home extension or renovation!

Updated: Jun 15, 2023

You may recall that here on this blog we have regularly highlighted the excellent annual “Don’t Move, Improve” Awards, from . These prestigious awards champion the best home extension and renovation projects in our capital and always offer some most stimulating ideas. The 2020 winner is due to be revealed on 11 February.

Last year's 37 shortlisted entries included a converted chapel, a revamped water tower and a Japanese-inspired apartment. The Awards organisers point out that having an award winning home extension built is challenging.


For sure, they are right and we at Mint very much recognise the fact that every home extension, even the most modest, also has a degree of challenge about it. We, of course, understand the right guidance and advice is very much an essential for all families planning a new home extension during the year ahead whatever type and scale it may be.

guide and assist

Planning your extension or renovation project closely is most important. For sure, it is worth taking your time to get it right and we are ready to guide and assist you with all aspects of this process. A clear detailed design up front is 'a must'. It is essential to ensure there is a clear detailed plan. What is not good of course us, is to try and design 'on the fly' so to speak,because small changes can at times have a serious effect if not planned properly from 'the off!'

upset and upheaval

Patience and understanding is essential and we aim to make things as manageable for you as we can. It is not always easy to achieve a good quality extension the way your want it without ANY upset or upheaval, This is very much true if a certain amount of structural work is involved, including such as drainage and key services organisation and alteration. The internal areas of extension and renovation operation can be done more quickly, but our aim is always to get the right workers to site in the right order to avoid time wasting and wasted costly activity.

confidence We at Mint understand the need for you to have confidence in us if you are considering us for your project. We are happy to inform you of our work experience and encourage you to contact and review previous projects we have undertaken. We want you to be confident that we can deliver just the extension you want for your home and at a price that is affordable and transparent in all respects. We pride ourselves on all our customers getting good value for your project and are confident we can deliver specialist finishes ,as required, to create just the look and feel to your extension that you have in mind.

value for money

Every customer, we would always say, is entitled to fairness and value for money. We support your right to compare prices on tender, of course, in order that you can be confident that we at Mint will deliver value for money in all respects and that the terms of your project with us operate in the way you would wish them to.


Also, we commit to always delivering an attentive service. Most importantly we back this with 'full on' communication throughout your project. Projects can certainly encounter delays and difficulties at times, but we always operate and react appropriately and positively in the face of such circumstances . We know our quotes are realistic and appropriate.

When we work with you, we will always indicate clearly in detail exactly what we will be doing and how long it will reasonably take. Of course, during build, things can, and will, change, If this occurs, we will always respond accordingly with regard to both work delivery and considered payment scheduling.


When we present costs we are dedicated to ensuring even the smallest items are included. This can look a bit of an over emphasis, but we believe you should be given the complete cost picture in total covering even the lesser items. We strive always to ensure you have all the facts at every stage throughout your project when we work for you.

supply source

Any project needs all kinds of materials and we at Mint pride ourselves on having excellent supply sources and networks and we always aim to buy and supply to your project most competitively.


Two further matters we always mention to most people we work for. First, we are confident of costs, but incidents can arise and if they do, we will always indicate all such issues clearly as is appropriate.

We also advise you as to how your project could affect your daily life in your home and whether you should consider moving away for a short time. We do all we can to work carefully alongside you and yours at home and to deliver the quality home extension or refurbishment you want with as little upset, anxiety and discomfort as possible

rewarding and emotional?

Of course renovating or extending your home is a rewarding event but it can be a little emotional in certain ways too. There can be the odd issue, and certain ups and downs and challenges. But we will always do all we can to work with you and get you through your project with as little upset as possible.

We at Mint Builders are here to help with any questions and ideas you have relating the priority planning and organisation of your home extension or renovation project to improve the 'liveability 'of your home for 2021. We have the expert contacts on hand to help ensure your new extension plans can become a reality .

Please request your project planning and quotation visit to refurbish or extend your home for the future. We are here to help in these testing times. Contact Mint Builders on 07734 211958 or email

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