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Home Extensions: Your Essential Checklist

23rd March 2018

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Why Choose a Home Extension?

The majority of families spend most of their time downstairs, which means that a single storey extension is often the perfect solution – but there’s one thing everybody wants: space and light.

Glazed extensions with beautiful roofs and large spans of glass are both desirable and popular, and you won’t need to go far to find inspiration online. In fact, you could get started right now by using our Scrapbook.

What is Scrapbook and How Does It Work?

Whether you’re looking into home extensions, conservatories or orangeries, you’ll be able to save images of designs that you find appealing, so that you can return to them again later for inspiration and share your ideas with others.

Simply click the heart-shaped symbol next to the image of interest to access it later – be that at home or when you’re on the move. Exploring exciting ideas for home extensions has never been easier or so much fun.

To get started, visit our Inspiration page and create an account. Within a couple of minutes, you could be browsing our website for home extensions ideas and taking a step closer to finding your perfect design.

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Browse Our Home Extensions Range with Peace of Mind

Extending your home is exciting, but that initial euphoria can soon wear-off if you choose the wrong firm to carry out the work. Unless you’ve got a bottomless pit of cash and time to waste, it’s essential that you find a home extensions installer that is fully vetted and operates to the strictest code of conduct.

Which? Trusted Traders is a good place to start when looking for a trusted home extensions installer. Synonymous with high standards, an installer approved by Which? Trusted Traders is about as good as it gets. Not only can you build your mood board on our brand new Ultraframe website, but you can also search for your nearest Which? Trusted Trader installer.

One of the other major factors when researching home extensions is understanding what you’re getting for your money. And we don’t mean a scribbled piece of paper with some rough dimensions! A professional home extensions installation company will be able to give you drawings that accurately reflect your needs.

Most people want lots of natural daylight coming from above, as well as through their doors and windows. Your approved Ultra Installer will be able to explain all these options to you and advise you which system suits your needs best.

Your Ultra Installer will also be able to tell you accurately how warm your space will be and what heating will be required, they’ll even be able to tell you how much it will cost to heat your space using accurate energy costs and weather data!

Before contacting your chosen Ultra Installer, you can use the VR tool on our new website to explore the features and benefits of our complete home extensions range, meaning you’ll be able to ask the right questions when you pick up the phone.

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Home Extensions: Your Choices

If you’ve been looking for some inspiration to set you on the path to home improvement success, here are three reasons to get started:

  • Performance Glass Extension. The extensive use of glass throughout its design – coupled together with super-insulated columns that are five times more thermally efficient than brick – means that this glazed extension is extremely popular with our customers.
  • Livinroof House Extension. A hybrid conservatory roof that is both solid and glazed, the Livinroof will allow you to shape your glass to suit your preferences and position it wherever you like. Looking for a home extension with a difference? Choose Livinroof.
  • Ultraroof House Extension. Not dissimilar to the Livinroof, the Ultraroof permits the inclusion of full height glazing or Velux windows, so you can choose how you want the light to enter your new room space.

For more information about our home extensions, use our dedicated VR tool or speak to your approved Ultra Installer.

Contact Your Nearest Home Extensions Installer

So, what are you waiting for? Don’t waste any more time thinking about the possibilities of a home extension. Find your nearest Which? Trusted Trader installer.

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