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House Extensions Windermere

Samuel SheldonHouse Extensions Windermere

Samuel Sheldon Millom –
Building Contractors for Cumbria

House extensions Windermere

Windermere is a town located in the southern part of the Lake District and is half a mile from the lake which shares its name. With a population of 8,359 in 2011, it has always been a popular tourist attraction and sits next door to Ambleside another popular destination in the area. The town abounds with places to eat and stay. Originally called Birthwaite it changed its name to Windermere after the Railway built a station with the same name and the town grew to incorporate other villages nearby such as Bowness in Windermere. The lake has boat trips that take you around the whole lake from Lakeside to Ambleside and back to Bowness pier. With so many attractions and surrounded by mountains and forests it is easy to lose track of time and there is no end to the walks amongst nature at its best. 

If you are still wondering if Windermere is worth taking time out to go and look around. It boasts the biggest lake in England and has so many activities to do around its shores. It is not all about going out onto the lake although, that is an amazing experience in a Kayak or a canoe, and swimming is also permitted on the lake.  

Of course, Windermere town has lots of great shops to look around and plenty of places to stop for refreshments or a bite to eat. Most of the businesses have been around for some time and you never know if the building you are in was once frequented by one of Windermere’s more notable characters like Beatrix Potter or William Wordsworth. Speaking of which, for those who love trivia, James Cordon’s adaptation of Beatrix’s Peter Rabbit was filmed at Windermere as well as Anna Friel’s, star of the drama, Deep Water was also filmed there back in 2019. 

This is the Lake District and Windermere and its lake is surrounded by some of the most incredible wildlife and fauna. The whole area offers walks from gentle to challenging depending on your power reserves. The towns folk are used to visitors and you will find everyone is helpful and pleasant to talk with along the way. The wildlife is also used by people so do not be surprised if a deer appears suddenly on the path. 

Windermere really is one of those idyllic places where you can get lost in daydreams about another time or perhaps what it would be like to become a permanent resident. The holiday seasons are particularly busy but with good reason when at every turn the view is like a Christmas card scene. The area has so much to offer and most of it is at no cost other than a little bit of effort on your part. It is advisable to dress for all weather but even a stroll in the rain is pleasant in this beautiful part of the world.  

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House extensions Windermere

A Single storey extension is often the cheapest way to transform a small home, bring in light, or add extra living space. Is an extension value added to your property? Generally, extending your home will be a cost-effective investment that will pay back on itself when you eventually sell. However, that is not guaranteed and location and type of property will be a considering factor for any potential buyer.  

Using an architect for plans is completely up to you. People successfully undertake quite major works like house refurbishments and extensions without an architect. While others engage an architect for comparatively minor jobs, such as a bathroom or kitchen refurbishment. 

If your budget is small, then a well-thought-out addition to your house can make a tiny area more usable, or create extra space for a home office. Extensions can also be used to enhance natural light, or join together existing areas of the property.  

It is possible to live on-site throughout a house extension, but aside from all the dust and mess, you may end up slowing down progress as the builders attempt to work around your life. Depending on the scale of the building work it can take weeks or even months for projects to be completed this process can be sped up if the builders have free range to get in and get the work done without having to work around you. 

Is it better to get a loft conversion? Loft conversions can add an extra room to your property; however, an extension could add an extra floor. Depending on how much extra space is required, an extension may be the better option. However, if you only need a small amount of additional space, then a Loft Conversion may well be a better option. 

Timescales will vary but it is worth considering that it can take up to 2 weeks just to dig out the footings and prepare the foundations. You can then expect a further 2 weeks to install the damp course and any drains that are needed.  Other factors to think about are the following works that may also need to be carried out such as; Site establishment, demolition/groundwork/drainage, building structure/roofing and external finishes. 

Services We Offer

We specialise in carrying out first rate quality works for all kinds of customers in both the private and public sectors. Our services include but are not limited to; bricklaying, joinery, plastering, extensions, roofing and everyday routine maintenance work. We also do commercial or public sector projects so please take a little time to look around the site at all of the services we have on offer.

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Millstones Shop & Tea Room


Conversion of rundown barn & farm complex into a Tea Room, Farm Shop & Bakery.

Millom Methodists Church


Extension of a Methodists Church

St. James School


Construct a new extension to a primary school

Holme Gate Farm

Renovation, Roofing

Replace the existing perished slate roof covering and replace most of the existing roof structure.

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