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The tricks for matching materials on an extension

An extension can be a wonderful investment. A good design will make your home more spacious and save you from having to move. In addition it can add a lot to the overall value. With Asset Design & Build you can look forward to quality workmanship and a smooth project!

Blending in

One of the major problems with extensions is bad material matches. It is unlikely to be a very nice look if the materials don't match and people can clearly see which parts are later additions. In the worst cases this can ruin the aesthetics of the whole property.

If you want the new addition to blend in you need to start off by selecting appropriate bricks and roof coverings. It can be very tough to match brick closely because of how different each batch can be. This is even harder if your property is old and built of very specific local stone. Try to get as close as you can in terms of the colour, size, texture and bond.

If necessary you could look into using reclaimed bricks from a similar era as your home. The natural ageing of these materials can make them a better fit. One important thing to keep in mind here though is you must ensure the bricks are a good quality.

Another option you could use is brick tinting. This can help to change the colour of the new bricks so they match the old ones. As a result the new addition will look like part of the old property.


It can be just as tricky to make the roof cover on the extension match the existing one. Again you can take time to choose matching materials or use reclaimed ones. In addition you can use different sprays or stains to change the colour. A final thing to keep in mind is that a slight difference in the roofing will be less noticeable than the walls because the surface is always seen from further away.

If you are worried about getting an extension and it not fitting your current property, rely on us. Our team can guide you through the whole design process, including material selection.

Therefore you can put your trust in us.

Call us today to discuss your extension.


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