Brentwood House Extension

Mr Edwards called our office seeking help with a dilemma that many of our clients face – their family had grown and they were worried that they had reached the local Brentwood area price ceiling, limiting the possibility of recouping any investment they made in increasing the size of the home.

The financial implications of building works are not just limited to the cost of the development but also whether there is the possibility that the homeowner will see a return on their investment, often at this stage serious consideration must be given to the possibility that a move can be a cost effective option.

The stunning kitchen

Size Requirements

We met with Mr Edwards and his wife, discussed their needs and calculated the size requirements for their home and taking into account the cost of moving to a larger property including stamp duty, solicitor fees, estate agent costs and removals we arrived at a realistic figure for the cost of relocation. We then created a proposal for works at the Edwards’ current property that would provide them with the family home that they desired and needed to meet the needs of their growing children.

For comparison we invited local estate agents to visit the property to estimate the value of the house both before and after the potential development – to ensure that the prices provided were accurate our in-house architectural designer created detailed plans and perspective views which were shown to the agents.

Double Your Home For Half The Money

Using the figures provided the decision to improve rather than move was a simple choice to make it’s a similar examples that have made Sarah Beeny’s double your home for half the money such a successful TV programme.

We added a huge single storey extension which helped to create an open plan living area and dining room, which could be completely sectioned off by a full width secret sliding pocket door to create two separate living spaces if the Edwards’ daughters needed to have friends round or just some private space. We also incorporated a utility room and separate toilet, installed a beautiful luxury kitchen with granite work tops.

The works started in May and completed at the end of July. The client went away on holiday for 4 weeks and came home to a new luxury turnkey home.


With their family beginning to outgrow their Brentwood home, Mr and Mrs Edwards contacted Extra Room for help with a dilemma faced by many of our customers...


— Mr & Mrs Edwards


— 2013

Project Type

  • House Extension

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