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These days, more and more people are choosing to extend their home to create more space. We know this because at Stamford Stone, we help lots of them to build a home extension with stone.
So, why don’t they just sell up and move instead? Why build a conservatory or home extension with stone? Well, for one thing, the costs associated with moving house are quite frankly staggering. The three biggest expenses are stamp duty (currently payable on all properties over £125,000), legal fees and removal costs. Even with the current UK average house price of just under £230,000, expenses can easily run into tens of thousands of pounds.
Why a conservatory or home extension with stone is a great alternative to moving house
Firstly, you won’t have to fork out thousands of pounds of ‘dead money’ on moving costs! But there are many other reasons why making the most of where you are could be a much better option.
You can design your extra living space to suit your needs perfectly, there’s no upheaval in changing utilities and services, no disruptive school moves for the kids, and no need to send out ‘change of address’ cards!
Are you considering an extension to give your family more space? If so, take a look at how our natural stone can make a massive difference to the finished result.
Stone for extensions and conservatories
At Stamford Stone, we’ve got many years’ experience in supplying natural stone for home extension and conservatory projects. We’re especially proud of our very own locally-quarried Lincolnshire limestone. Why not take a look at some of our recent projects?
It doesn’t matter whether you’re matching an existing stone property or using stone for a touch of difference (and elegance) with another type of build. A home extension with stone is beautiful, long-lasting, virtually maintenance-free – and it will add value to your property.
Natural stone for ﬂooring and window sills
You may be thinking of using solid, natural stone to construct your conservatory or extension walls. But bear in mind that this wonderfully flexible, eco-friendly material can be used in so many other ways to enhance your home extension with stone.
Probably the next most popular use of stone in extensions and conservatories is for interior stone flooring. It’s hardly surprising, given the versatility and low maintenance associated with natural stone floor tiles. There’s also another great benefit of stone flooring, especially in conservatories. It’s cool in summer and can be kept warm in winter by installing heat-efficient underfloor heating.
Other than flooring, why not complete the look by using beautiful natural stone for the window sills and doorways? And if there’s a change of level between the old and new parts of your home, stone steps can add a wonderfully timeless, solid look.
Where interior and exterior stone meet
Unless your home expansion project involves moving upwards with an attic conversion, it’s most likely that your extension will overlook, or even open out into the garden. If so, there’s a great opportunity to bring the outside in (and the inside out) with the help of natural stone.
In a previous article, we covered the use of natural stone in gardens. We showed how natural stone paving can form the base of a great area for outdoor entertaining. But what if your new home extension with stone opens directly onto a natural stone patio? Consider using complementary stone tiles both inside and out to create a seamless joining together of the home and garden.
Let us supply the natural stone you need to construct and complete your home extension or conservatory. We’re ready and waiting with free advice and will happily provide no-obligation quotations for your plans. Request a sample, visit our showroom or get in touch today to find out more. We look forward to hearing from you