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Thinking Of Extending Your Home? Why You Should Consider Working With Clearview Over A Traditional Builder

Instability in the UK housing market is one of the key reasons why increasing numbers of home owners are choosing to extend their property rather than move. From a financial point of view, it also often makes more sense to grow your existing home than to invest in a new place.  When you factor in all the added costs of stamp duty and solicitors’ fees, you’ll generally get more ‘bang for your buck’ by staying put and extending.

Home Extension with Bi-Folding Doors

If you’re thinking about adding extra space and value to your home, you’ll need to find an accomplished and reliable builder for the project.

We’re sure there are many traditional builders locally that would be happy to take on the job, but they’re unlikely to offer you an extensions’ service that’s anywhere near as all-encompassing as Clearview’s.

Can a traditional builder provide you with all of this? We highly doubt that they can!

Design Advice

It’s your extension, so you get the final say on everything. We are very happy though to supply you with any additional input you need to execute the perfectly designed extension.  Not only that, but at Clearview, we’ll be delighted to create your extension for you using our state-of-the-art 3D software. Experience exactly what your new extension will look like, inside and out, before you decide to go ahead.  We’ll plan your new living space together down to the very last detail.

Architectural Plans

Our architectural team will digitally draw out the proposed extension and in very great detail to enable you to get a comprehensive feel for how the extension will look once it has been integrated into your property. These plans can be adjusted until you reach the point when you are fully satisfied with what’s been fashioned.

Planning Permission Advice

We would never dream of building an extension without first checking that it complies with planning laws. Some extensions fall under Permitted Development Rights and subsequently automatically satisfy planning guidelines, but your extension may fall outside of these parameters and an application for planning permission will need to be submitted. Clearview will assist with all planning-related matters.

Flexible Payment Plans

Paying for a home extension is a significant financial commitment. Clearview offers a series of flexible payment options to help you fund the cost of the extension in a way that’s convenient to you – it’s all about smart money management.

Technical and Foundation Survey

A thorough technical survey will be conducted by one of our surveying teams before your project starts.  We also conduct a test dig to check the ground quality and the type of foundations required prior to anything being built on it.

Fixed Price Contract

The goalposts won’t be shifted after you have received details of the final cost of the extension – the price you’re given is the price you will pay. Once we’ve conducted a test dig to confirm the type of foundations required, there will be no hidden charges or unexpected costs added onto the total price.

Full Project Management

Our project management team will oversee everything from beginning to end to ensure that the construction of your extension runs as smoothly as possible. An Installations Manager will also be appointed to your project, keeping you up-to-date with how things are proceeding and managing the job through to completion to ensure you’re fully satisfied with the result,

Rapid Building Times 

You won’t be kept waiting long to enjoy your new extension as it typically takes around six weeks from the survey to build an extension (dependent on the complexity of the project and subject to any unavoidable delays).

20 Year Insurance Backed Guarantee

There’s always the risk of a traditional builder ceasing trading during the guarantee period which will leave you in limbo should you experience any problems in the future with your extension. All extensions built by Clearview come with a comprehensive 20 Year Insurance Backed Guarantee, ensuring you’re fully covered even if we cease trading.

Full Clean Down Service

We will leave your new extension looking completely spotless, inside and outside, before we hand it over and leave you to enjoy it.


For a bigger, better home, Clearview is the only company to turn to. Click here to find out more about our unrivalled extensions’ service.

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