We were contacted by Mr & Mrs Foxton from Maidstone, Kent. They were looking to extend their home and create a lovely light space for their new dining room. After discussing some options, we completed a site survey and sat down to help design the perfect new extension with lantern roof for their home. As Which Certified Ultra Installers, the clients were keen to learn more from us about the Ultra Sky Roof Lantern. This is an incredible product and we were happy to put together a plan and price for the Foxtons to improve their home.
The client was very happy with the design and the price, so decided to go ahead with the project. At this stage we completed a technical survey, in which exact measurements were made and the client signed off on the project and a range of dates were agreed to start and finish the project.
To get started our builders begin the ground works, ensuring all work is completed in compliance with local building control. Structural calculations are taken for the work and the cavity brick work is laid to match the existing building as closely as possible.
How much value does an extension add?
A well-planned extension with all work completed by professionals and complying to the necessary local building control and regulations can add a tremendous amount of value to any home. It is impossible to give an exact figure for added value to a home, as there are so many different options and factors that would affect the raise in property value. Zopa surveyed 1000 home improvers, from this research they found that the average spent on an extension was £19,250, however, from this research they saw a massive 71% return on this investment, with the extensions adding an average of £33,250 to the property prices. Speak to one of our designers to see how much your dream extension would cost today – contact us.
Ultra Sky Roof Lanterns
Once the brick work is complete the roof structure is constructed to strict building control standards. For this lovely Kent home, we finished the roof in a maintenance fee GRP flat roof with a lantern hole fabricated to the perfect size for the chosen bespoke Ultra Sky roof lanterns.
This extension is a stunning energy efficienct addition to this home. Coping stones are fitted to the parapet walls (with code 4 lead underside) and the Ultra Sky Lanterns are perfectly installed. The client opted for Anthracite Grey externally with a fresh white on the inside, this gives a lovely modern look and really works well with the existing style of this property. The very latest Celestial Self-Cleaning glass is then added for extra insulation and sound-proofing. This state-of-the-art glass is perfect for flooding a property with anti-glare natural light, whilst still keeping the extension at the ideal temperature throughout the year.
We couldn’t be happier with the finished project, this really is a stunning addition to this home which we hope the home owner will enjoy for years to come. As always, we are not happy unless the client is happy. The Foxtons were over the moon with their new room and especially pleased with their choice of Ultra Sky Roof Lanterns. They gave us the following feedback which we could not be happier with.
“Everyone that enters our home just loves our new lantern roofs. They sit above our dining table, so the lantern roof tends to be a real talking point when we entertain friends. The natural light that floods into our dining room is fabulous and the fact the roof is so well insulated & sound proof is a real benefit. We strongly recommend using Extra Windows for your home improvement. Great & professional service!”
If you are looking to extend your home and would like to discuss the possibilities of adding the latest Ultra Sky Roof Lanterns to your new space, get in touch on 0800 810 0330 or click here. We are a family business with years of experience and hundreds of positive reviews and would love to add you to our ever growing list of happy customers.