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Our Extensions

Bespoke extensions which affordably and efficiently expand your home.

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Extensions Overview

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Spacious designs,
professionally managed.

We offer a variety of extensions tailored to your needs. Home extensions can take many forms and can be used for any purpose. Typically, Richard Thomas Conservatories, Extensions & Windows extensions have been built to facilitate dining rooms, bedrooms and kitchens.

Richard Thomas Conservatory, Extensions & Windows works with its surveyor, structural engineer, building control liaison officer and designated project managers so everything from start to completion is included in the Richard Thomas package.

Bespoke

Individually designed

If your home could benefit from more living space, a warm and comfortable area to bring the family together, or simply a place to put your feet up after a hard day’s work, Richard Thomas extensions could be the right choice for you.

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Aesthetically Pleasing

Secure & comfortable extensions

Richard Thomas conceptualise, design and install aesthetically pleasing extensions that are always secure, comfortable and suited to your bespoke requirements.

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Modern Design

Suitable for every home

Our specialists will work with you throughout the project, including an efficient aftercare service process. During our design phase we will help you choose from a great selection of doors, windows, brickwork, roof tiles and decorative features so it not only looks great but matches your existing property when specified.

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Extend your home

Create more welcoming spaces

Richard Thomas extensions are designed to be aesthetically pleasing as well as comfortable and usable all year round. Whether in the depth of winter or the height of summer. Each of our expertly designed extensions takes into consideration the positioning of the sun during the day and we have a variety of options to accommodate your priority, whether that is the maximum light allowance, minimum heat transference from the sun, insulation values or simply the best combination of these elements.

Frequently asked questions

Find the answer to your question.

An extension is fundamentally a brick structure with large glass windows, so the brick will provide more insulation than a fully glazed structure. A conservatory is a structure predominantly made of glass so is naturally susceptible to fluctuations in temperature - hot in summer, cold in winter. Glass technology does mean that conservatories built today are far more energy-efficient than twenty or thirty years ago. On balance, a traditional extension is slightly warmer than a conservatory. However, conservatories with quality glazing are not far behind.

Planning permission is not necessary for all extensions. Adding an extension can be allowed under “permitted development” rules. That said, we always recommend that you check whether full planning permission is required. Not only will this give you total peace of mind but it could also save you a great deal of money. Failure to check could be an expensive mistake should local authorities decide a conservatory was built illegally and it would need to then be removed.

In order to be approved by building control, extensions need to conform to the same standards as a typical extension. This means a minimum depth of one metre but can be more if the ground is unstable.

They certainly should be if well built with quality materials. Ideally, when constructed the walls and roof would contain insulation that meets UK building regulations. If your extension is cold in the winter it is worth investigating the level of insulation included. This can always be increased either with a retrofit or by changing the roof to one which comes pre-made with high levels of insulation.

Call us directly on 01202 488944 to discuss your requirements with one of our experts.

"From initial contact until completion we were informed of each stage, to ensure we were accomodated. The extension is wonderful, constructed by wonderful company."

Christchurch, October 2020

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Richard Thomas Conservatories, Extensions & Windows is a trading name of Bluesnow Limited. Registered office: 151 Barrack Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2AP. Registered in England No. 04613518.

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