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Home working boosts house extension enquiries by 20%

March 2020

Interest in extensions, garden rooms, home offices, and annexes has surged by a fifth in the last week as people working from home for the first time realise they need more space, modular house-builder Built & Spaces has revealed.

Large numbers of inquiries have come from parents anticipating trying to work while their children are off school because of coronavirus. Built & Spaces uses a component-led system that works around off-the-shelf parts and minimises waste during manufacture and construction.

The system used by the Plymouth-based company, reduces the amount of building required on-site, and can allow a garden room to be erected within two weeks of the design process beginning.

“We’re seeing interest in house extensions rocketing as more and more people work from home: enquiries were up 20% last week,” sxays Director, Steve Wilkie. “People are asking about home offices, garden rooms, granny annexes, extensions, and pool rooms. Some of them are just desperate to get away from their partners and children!”

“People are suddenly working from home, looking around and they’re thinking, ‘I need more space.’ Home-owners might have been thinking about extending their house for years, but now they’ve got time to do something about it.” More at:

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