Where do I start with getting an extension for my Maidstone or Dartford home?
12 November 2023 |News
If you’re at all interested in the UK property market you will know that it’s been on something of a rollercoaster over the last few years. Interest rates rises, house price rises, house price falls, stamp duty cuts, stamp duty raises – we’ve experienced it all, and no wonder that potential homebuyers seem reluctant to commit.
Plus, the cost of living crisis and world events are continuing to disrupt global markets which is having the effect of putting off homeowners who may otherwise have considered moving house. If this is you, you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about.
If you’re unsure about committing to a move but you want more living space and a different look and feel, why not stay where you are and think about a house extension instead? A single storey extension – whether it be a conservatory, orangery, flat roof style or even a porch – can give your Kent home the space and ‘lift’ it needs without any of the hassle of moving house. With our expert builders, we can help transform your ideas into a new space that meets your needs and desires.
Housing stock in the Dartford and Maidstone areas reflect the interesting and varied history of this part of Kent. Both have plenty of Victorian, Edwardian and 1930s homes, along with cool contemporary new builds, and there are also fine examples of 17th and 18th century houses too.
Both locations require specialist local knowledge and expertise, and as extension specialists FineLine is in the perfect position to help and advise, whatever your requirements.
So let’s move on to three types of extensions on the market, and how these might enhance your existing property.
The classic home extension
The typical home extension is brick-built with a flat or pitched roof that is either tiled or glazed with skylights. This style of extension integrates with your home so effectively that in just days after its completion you’ll hardly be able to remember a time when it wasn’t there. A home extension will not only give you more space for a variety of uses – a home office, mini-gym, craft room, dining room or simple chillout space – it will also help you to save money via superb thermal efficiency and the highest quality standards from our expert house extension builders.
Tailored for versatility & comfort and built with the highest quality standards, find out more about home extensions from FineLine today.
Conservatories used to have a bad name due to poor build quality and terrible thermal properties – too hot in the summer, freezing in the winter. Not now. Today’s conservatory has outstanding thermal efficiency, making it a place you can relax in all year round. Traditionally, a conservatory hosts a generous amount of glazing, so while you’re keeping toasty and warm you can also enjoy all the benefits of natural light. At FineLine we supply conservatories that will suit all styles of homes across Kent, along with a range of glazing and roofing options.
Orangeries for all year round
Orangeries have been around for hundreds of years and were originally designed as places to grow – guess what? – fruit! Today, the orangery is a highly sought after building that combines all the best qualities of the conservatory and traditional extension. They have brick supporting walls rather than being fully glazed, giving you more privacy yet still letting in the natural light. Our orangeries can be supplied in uPVC or aluminium to suit your taste, and we take pride in offering glazing and roofing options that will truly complement your home’s existing features.
Upgrade your living space with timeless charm – explore our Orangeries in uPVC or aluminium to seamlessly blend tradition and modernity.
Visit our showrooms for the best advice
Choosing an extension is a big decision and it’s important to do as much research as possible before you commit. We are always keen for you to visit our show centres across the wider Kent area and see for yourselves what we do, and how we can help you realise your vision. We’re always available to chat, either in person, online or by phone, so don’t hesitate to submit an enquiry to discuss your project and get the perfect extension for your home in Maidstone or Dartford with our trusted and efficient service. Why not get in touch today?