Saving thousands on your – and indeed any – home refurbishment


We at Mint carry out a varied range of home refurbishment projects over any given year. Now with house prices on the up and up in various sectors of the homes marketplace, some smart thinking buyers are getting ahead of the rising prices by purchasing properties in need of a bit of re-planning, tlc and some well-considered total refurbishment.

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Design and build detail ideas give character to Cheltenham home extension


When planning and designing a new extension, some well considered, often small-scale presentation and detailed finishing ideas, can help achieve, not only the best possible effect within the new extension space, but, can also even enhance the total visual effect between the property and its link with its exterior surroundings. Read more

Maximising space in your new home extension


When you are considering a new home extension on almost every occasion its all about maximising space and that can very much apply to whatever the type and purpose of your planned extension.

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Your Autumn Home Extension – Mistakes to Avoid!


If you’re planning an extension for your home this Autumn (especially as a first-timer), we at Mint are always ready to offer you a wide range of help and guidance right at the start on all aspects of your home extension.  We can offer you an attentive full,‘hand-holding’ service and we are ready to do all we can to see to it that your extension is as hassle free as possible – and that it turns out exactly the way you want it to be

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The Brexit home extension dilemma


The news is out for Home-owners that the cost of extending their houses could go up due to Brexit – who knows where the Euro-farce might end and what the plusses and minuses might be in the end. Read more

Colour visualiser Technology to the fore to help colour choices

Here on this blog a short time ago we highlighted some valuable colour guidance and advice. Getting colours right for your new extension, kitchen or bathroom is perhaps a little easier than it used to be these days perhaps as technology can now play key role in many respects.

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The ‘Grand Designs Live’ show must go on! Should you be there?


Remember just a short while ago on this blog we mentioned the exciting Grand Designs Live exhibition – well here now is some further information about this exciting show which is on at the not so far away NEC in Birmingham in October and at the London Excel on May 4th next year.

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The right colour choice for your home extension is good for you!


When you are making updates and changes to your home – a new extension, a refurbished kitchen or a bathroom overhaul – whatever it is, it’s important, of course, to give close consideration to the key colour choices your make for walls and wood work materials and also other impactful finishing touches within your home’s newly refurbished areas. Getting these right can add hugely to the impact of these new areas of your home and believe it or not, colour choices can even make you feel better too apparently!

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Architects ‘show off’ superb design ideas and style at top awards


We at Mint hugely admire style and vibrant ideas and design in all buildings, particularly those that are residential, which after all are what we particularly focus on. Our Editor was much impressed on encountering news of this year’s up and coming Architects Journal Architecture Awards which take place soon.

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‘Showing’ up home extensions for you without seeking planning permission


We at Mint recently highlighted the exciting Homebuilding and Renovating Shows, which are up and coming and are very much the places to go for a little inspirational help and guidance for when you plan your new home extension or refurbishment.

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