So, you are looking at different house extension options and are not quite sure what to go for? The traditional bricks and mortar method is slowly becoming a thing of the past, with Prefab extensions leading the way! Prefabs are turning the idea of a home extension into one that is a lot more affordable. Over recent years there has been a growing trend towards home improvement as opposed to selling up and moving house and Prefabs can help you achieve the home of your dreams at your current home. Prefab Extensions may be something you have never heard of and this post will give you all you need to know about these types of extensions. We will explain what they are, why you should consider them for your home and a bit about the different Prefab extensions that are offered here at Quick Kit Build.
If you have any direct questions about the Prefabricated Extensions that we offer or would like to find out about how we can help you improve your home then please get in touch with a member of the Quick Kit Build team today!
What are Prefab Extensions?
The name Prefab is short for prefabrication – This is fast becoming one of the most utilised methods in extension construction. This expression refers to a type of extension that is pre-built off-site and then ready for installation. It used to be the way that Prefab extensions were very rigid in terms of customisability – Over recent years there has been a growing demand for better quality prefab extensions that allow full customisation of the end product. The prefab extensions now allow you to have a fully bespoke extension and tailor the style/design to suit the exterior of your home.
Prefabs have a whole range of benefits and can create some extremely unique, interesting and breathtaking spaces for you and your family to enjoy. The added bonus of the bulk of construction happening off-site means that builders will not be in your house for as long a period of time and will cause minimal disruption to your home.
Why should you be interested in Prefab Extensions?
As mentioned above the negatives from old prefab extensions were lack of customisability, high cost and a long completion time. Since the introduction of the first Modular Home Extension, they have developed a long way, fixing the problems that used to be experienced. The Prefab extensions available today offer a more convenient way for you to have a home extension and also have better insulation properties than previous types of extensions. So, what are the main advantages to Prefab extensions? We have listed some of them below.
- Affordable Pricing – Because the extensions are built off-site this cuts the cost of manufacturing due to the extensions being made in factories and needing fewer man-hours to create
- Quick Installation Time – As the extensions are built off-site all that is needed for the installation is to install the actual extension. This cuts the installation time drastically and means you can be in your new home extension sooner.
- Affordable Pricing – Again, because the fewer man-hours needed the pricing of these extensions is drastically lower than traditionally built extensions
As well as being extremely safe, prefab extensions are also some of the most thermally efficient extensions on the market and allow you to see a reduction in your heating bills! If you have any questions about the Prefab Extensions that we offer then please get in touch with a member of the Quick Kit Build team today and we will be happy to help answer any questions that you may have.
What are the different types of Prefab Extensions we offer?
We have a wide range of different Prefab Extensions available to customers – Each of them has their own benefits. It is important to do your research into all of the different types that are available so that you can make the most informed decision that you can. Below you will find a brief overview of the different prefab extensions that we offer.
Velux Home Extensions – Velux is one of the largest manufacturers of windows in Europe – They are always innovating & creating new products for customers to enjoy and use in their home. Velux’s home extensions are similar to SIP extensions and take things up a gear by providing people with the ability to make use of the extensive range of windows that they produce. This creates a light, airy and stunning extension for any home.
Guardian Extension – These extensions are seen as the ‘future of home extensions’ providing customers with a fully insulated and working extension that can be prefabricated, shipped and delivered + installed within two to three weeks. In addition to this, the extension itself is able to produce a U Value of 1.0 W/m2k – The extension comes with a variety of customisation options such as slate tiles, interior colour choices and choice of the external finish.
SIP Panel Extensions – SIP panels were first developed in the states back in the 1930’s and since then they have been adopted and utilised here in the UK since the 1980s. SIP Panels themselves are seen as the industry standard for Prefab extensions. SIP itself stands for structurally insulated panels and two outer layers encase a layer of internal insulation. These extensions drastically reduce the cost of construction.
You can find out more information about all of the extensions mentioned above by heading on over to the links provided. You can also get in touch with a member of the Quick Kit Build team today to find out more information about what may be a good fit for your home! No matter what your budget or requirements are we will be able to come up with a solution for you and your home extension. We offer a variety of great financing deals and will be able to offer you the best prices available.
If you would like to browse some of the additional home improvement products and services we offer then please head on over to the links provided.
Who are Quick Kit Build?
Quick Kit Build have been supplying the South West with home improvement products since 2011. We offer a variety of Conservatory Roof Replacement services and pride ourselves on offering extremely valuable and high-quality products. Back in 2012 we became an approved installer of the Guardian Warm Roof and have experienced hundreds of different builds. All team members are trained to the highest level and are all experts with the products we offer. We are pleased to offer a free fixed and no obligation quote to all customers who may be considering a prefab extension. You can check out what customers have to say about Quick Kit Build by heading to the link below.
We look forward to helping you create a stunning and livable Prefab Extension for your home!
Paul is the Managing Director of Quick Kit Build. He has years of expertise within the industry and runs an independent medium-sized business.