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Why We Wouldn’t Recommend A Modular Extension

Crystal Clear is well-known locally for its extensions, such as our conservatories, orangeries and kitchen extensions. However, modular extensions are not one of them. 

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Most of you will probably be unfamiliar with what a modular extension is, a product sold by several home improvement companies. 

It’s basically a prefabricated extension, largely factory-made, which then gets shipped to whichever house it’s being fitted at. 

This makes the final installation a speedy process, and you can understand why this would appeal to lots of homeowners as it means you don’t have to put up with tradespeople at your home for long.

The low-cost of a modular extension is also a pull for some. 

Our advice though would be to stay away from them if you want an extension that’s properly built, using quality materials, and will last. 

It’s frankly impossible for a modular extension to offer anywhere close to the standard of a real extension when you think about how fast it can be fitted. 

You receive a 10-year guarantee with any of our extensions, but there’s no chance we could give you this guarantee for a modular extension, as chances are, it wouldn’t survive 10 years. 

There’s also fat chance of adapting a modular extension to suit your needs, and there doesn’t seem much point in having an extension that doesn’t give you everything you want. 

Selling a house with a modular extension could also be difficult. 

Because they’re a non-standard construction, i.e. not built using bricks and mortar, buyers may find it hard to get a mortgage for the house. Imagine the misery this would cause you if you are desperate to move and a modular extension is at fault for no-one taking it off your hands. 

Visit our extensions page and you will see that there really is no substitute for an extension that’s designed, fitted and installed exactly the way it should be.

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