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Home Extensions: Our Top Five Tips

23rd March 2018

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1. Home Extensions Need to be Individual

Extending your home is a highly personal thing - every home is different, and not everybody wants the same ‘Pinterest’ extension, (although we love Pinterest!). So, list down what your specific needs are and what you like. For example, are you looking for a glazed extension or do you want a more traditional orangery-style design?

Finding creative inspiration is easy when researching home extensions on our website. You can create a Scrapbook within a couple of minutes, then start saving images of the designs you love into one easy location you’ll be able to access when you want and wherever you want.

Visit our Inspiration page to create your Scrapbook page and get started.

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2. Creating Home Extensions Needn’t Be Expensive

Grand Designs has done a great job in igniting our passion for beautiful designs, but don’t be put off by the 6 figure budgets often associated with glazed extensions. There are so many cost-effective ways of delivering a glazed extension on a budget.

We are the market leader in this space and have the widest range of home extensions systems available on the market, as you’ll be able to see when you browse our brand new website.

From fully glazed extensions with glass roofs, through to conventional designs that include brick and solid roofs, we can offer you a range of choices. Your Ultra Installer will find an option to suit your needs and budget!

3. Get Help When Looking at Prices for Home Extensions

The biggest barrier to undertaking a home extensions project is usually the thought of engaging a builder (that isn’t to say there aren’t some fantastic builders out there). Our Ultra Installers are assessed to ensure their work meets a high standard. From fixed pricing to a transparent and realistic build programme, your Ultraframe home extension will be hassle-free. All your build components will be built to your exact specification in a factory - not on site. So, there will be no materials hanging about getting damaged, no ‘making good’ when something doesn’t quite fit.

Home extensions built by us and installed by one of our approved Ultra Installers can be completed within a matter of days rather than weeks – so you’ll be able to enjoy your new room space sooner rather than later.


4. When Choosing a Home Extensions Installer, Ask for References

Whoever you choose to install your home extension, ask them for references, or, even better, ask to see examples of their work. 

5. How Well Does Your Installer Understand Home Extensions?

Be sure you’re benefitting from the latest innovations in your build. If you were buying a new car, you’d expect to be getting the latest technology! Think of your home extension in the same way. Your installer should be able to tell you about the energy performance of your home extension, how you can expect it to perform over time and how much you should expect to pay to heat your new space.

Understanding how different roof and window systems perform together is a really important part of your decision-making process when shopping for home extensions. Your Ultraframe installer will be able to make recommendations about using different components, which will add to the thermal performance of your space.

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Use Our VR Tool to Preview Our Home Extensions Range Today

Before contacting your nearest Ultra Installer, you may want to take a closer look at our range of products. The intelligent VR tool on our dedicated home extensions page will allow you to look around each extension type you’re interested in and click on hot spots within the image to find out about the enhancements it uses.

By using the Features tab underneath the VR tool, you’ll be able to find out more information about our home extensions – such as the optional extras available with it and its thermal performance.

Take a closer look at our Performance Glass Extension if you want a room that’s filled with light and which offers superb thermal efficiency, as evidenced by the super-insulated columns that are optional with this design and deliver heat retention levels five times higher than a brick pier of the same size.

Our home extensions range includes two hybrid designs. Our Livinroof is a solid and glazed extension that allows glazing of any shape to be inserted anywhere in its structure, giving you complete control over how light falls. Alternatively, our Ultraroof combines tiles and glass that can be full-height or Velux windows instead – it’s your choice.

Find an Approved Home Extensions Installer Near You

Visit our Installer page and find your nearest Ultra Installer. Your chosen installer will be able to tell you more about our house extensions, conservatories, orangeries and any other product designed and built by Ultraframe.

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