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Why You Should Avoid Buying A Modular Extension

Planet likes to keep up to date with online search trends to uncover what home improvement buyers are looking for and we’ve recently noticed a spike in searches for ‘modular extensions’.

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If you’ve never heard of a modular extension before, you certainly won’t be alone as it’s a relatively new concept.

In basic terms, a modular extension is a prefabricated extension, one that is predominantly built in a factory, ahead of being transferred to and installed at a given site.

Due to them being prefabricated, they can be fitted fast. How fast exactly? We’re talking normally within a matter of days.

Because they require less labour than a conventional extension, they’re also cheaper to buy in comparison.

It’s the speed with which a modular extension can be installed, and its low-cost, that makes it so appealing to so many people.

But, if you ask us, we would strongly advise that you don’t get one for your home. Admittedly, that’s a bold statement, but justifiable in our eyes for several reasons.

Design restrictions

While you can customise a modular extension, you’re very much limited to what you can do, whereas with a conservatory or orangery, nearly all options are open.

Second-rate design

There’s not a chance of something that’s built so quickly and so inexpensive ever matching the design quality of an extension that’s been given proper time and attention.

A turn-off for buyers

When selling your home, a modular extension could put people off as a survey will show it to be a non-standard construction, which applies to buildings not made of bricks and mortar, and it can be hard securing a mortgage for properties with a non-standard construction.

Short lifespan

Constructing an extension shouldn’t be a quick job, and when it is, you cannot expect it to last for anywhere close to as long as a conservatory or orangery built at the necessary pace with the finest materials.


No modular extension can match the many gorgeous Living Spaces that we have created over the years. Insist on nothing but a Planet extension for your home.


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