For any home owner the process of purchasing a new home extension, orangery or conservatory to create the extra space you need for your family is not always a straight forward process.

Most home owners have very little knowledge of what is involved in having a new extension built and the time involved in the whole process from design to final build.

Some customers find the whole process on site with the building process stressful as builders are on site for some weeks and there is some disruption to the garden and property with requirements for skips for soil removal etc to site just a couple of inconveniences. Other customers enjoy the whole project watching the gradual progress of your dream extension week by week. Please remember a new extension is often the most expensive purchase you will make after building your home, so you should ensure you give plenty of time in thinking this purchase through.

However, with the high costs these days of moving to a new house the thoughts of a new extension become a far better option once you have done the maths. The time involved from start to finish will vary subject to planning etc but is usually between 3 to six months after you have made the choice of who you wish to appoint to carry out your project, so some patience is required by the customer. If you consider it takes around a year to build a house and the same trades apply with a new build orangery but a need for a much higher skill set by the installers it is understandable it will take some time even though the project is smaller in size.

If you have no building restrictions within the area you live in, then subject to the materials you choose for your home extension the process from the start of the design process through to completion can take just a few months from start to finish. However, you could find yourself in a more complex process which on the odd occasion take up to a year in some idyllic locations classified as an area of architectural beauty such as the lake district for example where gaining permission to build can be more time consuming.

There are many potential pitfalls that can frustrate you with the planning process, especially if your home is a listed building or you live in green belt or a conservation area as a lot of your design aspirations can get involved in lengthy debates regarding the buildings overall dimensions and choice of design or even your preferred choice of materials.

Selecting a reliable company to undertake this project on your behalf such as Bespoke Design can make the whole process much easier for you. Our team have many years of experience gained over 27 years in this industry. This experience will help to make doing business with our company a pleasure for you and we can deliver an outstanding service that will exceed your expectations.


After you have booked your appointment with our company we will appoint a project designer to visit your home that covers your area. Our experienced architectural designers will walk you through the whole process from start to finish so as you know what’s involved.

They will talk you through the benefits of using certain materials and what design will best suit your property. In most cases where possible it is useful if all interested parties are present at the first meeting as the initial design briefing is very important to get your design right first time

if possible. The first site meeting and joint discussions about your project would usually take around one and a half hours but can take less or much longer on much larger projects.

After our initial site visit your appointed designer will start work on your project design including photo realistic images of your personalised design and creating the architectural drawings. You will also receive a full transparent price list of items required and a written specification. This outstanding design service is free of charge to you.

There is a lot to go through and explain the process and costs attached when all your plans are completed. Thereafter a second home visit will be made with you to meet to go over all aspects of the quotation and make any changes that you may require from the initial design.


If you need the services of a building team we can organise all the building services including electrics etc with expert our expert builders. If you have your own builder that’s fine too. We can design the working architectural drawings for your builder for a small fee, however your builder will be responsible for his work.


After you have decided to work with Bespoke Design the next stage is to organise a visit from our architectural surveyor. His job is to take accurate site measurements ready for manufacture. We have our own in-house planning experts so if your project needs planning consent or listed building consent we will undertake this service for you, for your peace of mind.


Bespoke Design are design and build experts so unlike many companies that only work with one product we work with all materials from Hardwood, aluminium or if required PVCu.

The manufacture time will vary from the time of year and the selected product, but we will keep you informed of the timing involved.

It is extremely important that experienced installers carry out your project. All our installers are apprentice trained carpenters and joiners that have worked for the company for many years. In short, your purchase is in safe hands to complete your project to a high standard.

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