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Design is the process of creating the extension that you aspire to add to your home. The appearance! The style! The statement! This process takes your ideas and inspirations and combines them with functionality, structural integrity and budget. What do you want your new space to provide for you? Swift create extensions for you that have the size, specification, layout and style that specifically suit your needs.

What inspires you?

Some of our clients are already very sure of the look and style that they love. So maybe for you this is a new room that perfectly matches your existing style and materials of your home. More often, style conscious home owners are looking to create an extension that displays their sense of individuality and flair. Your space will do more than perform all the required functions; it will have a sense of theatre and drama! Perhaps you might like the use of contrasting high quality external facings/claddings or maybe a shape that declares the beauty of your extension, rather than matching it to your existing appearance?

The great thing is that you have choices and the ability to expand your selection beyond the norm. Your inspiration may be being taken from the very pages that you’re looking at right now, or perhaps from the pages of a stylish magazine. Maybe you’re still searching for inspiration in which case we can work with you to create a completely new concept that is entirely yours. How exciting! We have designers and architects that understand the process of one-off designs, as well as the flexibility and potential of the SIP panel system of building that we employ.

What are the limits of individuality?

Let us try and push those limits, if that is what excites you! We always ensure that the extension is structurally engineered to perfection and that the combinations of materials are durable and work well together.

Here are some ideas that may inspire you:

  • Ultra modern “Grand Designs” structures with expanses of movable glass openings and shapes that declare their individuality.
  • External rendering or cladding materials that make a statement such as slate, stone, powder coated steel, cedar and render, “green” vegetation walls, glazed tiles, coloured glass, mosaic, etc.
  • Special glazing features: Pillar-less doors which open the whole corner of your extension; Over-sized panorama windows and glazed curtain walls; Expansive roof lights; specially commissioned Glass Art; dramatic blind systems, etc.
  • A room that’s almost separate from the main home and with a glazed interconnecting hallway or corridor.
  • Increased connectivity between the garden and your extension with integrated canopies and pergolas which can include outside kitchens or barbeque areas, drinks bar and a party area. Let the design of the building flow between the inside and out with the smooth transition of matching flooring and patio areas, wall materials and lighting effects. Many of these ideas are brought from our extensive knowledge and experience of creating bespoke garden rooms, which we actively utilise to make exceptional “attached” home extensions.

How do we start?

This is where you can appreciate the attention that Swift devotes to you and the extent of their resources to enable you to move forward with purpose and enjoyment. We help you to make sound and sensible decisions about the extension that you are planning. The Guide that is part of our Brochure (please lick here to download) is a great place to start. In it we offer questions that enable you to examine what it is that you want, as well as what you think you need.

The basis of your decision should embrace important factors that include:

  • What is your extension being used for?
  • What size do you require?
  • What facilities do you need?
  • What features do you envisage?
  • Do you see your extension softly melting into the existing home and setting, or creating a statement of individuality?
  • What budget do you have available?

Looking at photographs of our other buildings in our Case Studies/Gallery pages will show you examples of the styles and designs that have been favoured by our existing clients. We can also send you a selection of photographs of architectural features and styles that have been collected from other buildings… a great way to test your reaction to new and innovative ideas. What are your preferences? ... A traditional wooden barn finish that matches the styles in your part of Britain, or does an Art-Deco influence excite you? Or maybe you’re attracted to ultramodern Cubism or a camouflaged eco structure?

When we know your preferences and aspirations we can discuss the best way forward for your project. The design stage may be quite straightforward and rapid, or we may agree to devote the services of one of our associate architects or designers to work with you for a totally bespoke and original concept. Whichever you prefer, we confirm any costs and commitments between us that enable us to move forwards towards your dream building.

Are you ready to have an informal chat about your ideas and expectations? Please click here to make contact… our Swift team are ready to listen.