Guide: How to Choose the Right Contractor for Your Home Extension Project

Megan Lupton | May 3rd, 2023 | General News

So, you want to invest in a home extension, like an orangery or conservatory; where do you start? The first thing you will likely do is find a construction company to complete the build, which can be a long and arduous process. In our latest post, we have outlined the five key considerations when choosing your orangery or conservatory contractor. 


Construction projects can often take several weeks if not months to complete, so it is important to get the availability right. For yourself, you need the flexibility to live alongside an active construction site, unless you have other accommodation. For your chosen construction company, they need to have the availability to complete your project at a reasonable pace.  

The key here is communication; express your desired deadline and work with the contractor to find an appropriate slot for your project.  


Arguably the most important task is to find a contractor who suits your budget. Too ambitious, and you will struggle to cover the fees, but a "cheap” quote may indicate a lower quality service. Before you meet with the contractor, sit down and decide how much you are willing to invest in the home extension project – make sure to leave a “buffer” just in case the contractor runs into any costly issue with your build.  

Design & Style 

You probably have your dream home extension in mind, down to the aesthetic and design choices, so you need to find an experienced contractor who can bring this vision to life! Take Palmers Orangeries and Conservatories, for example, we offer a wide range of designs and styles. From modern conservatories to Victorian orangeries, our clients choose us because they are confident in our design experience and skill.  

You can find the full range of orangeries, conservatories, sky lights, windows and doors and garden rooms available on our website.  


This many not seem like an obvious requirement, but it is vital to choose a company that aligns with your values, so you know your investment is going to the right place. At Palmers, we are a family run business in Nottingham, and so have family values. Having grown from a small group of likeminded builders we value the community we serve. Finally, Palmers plants a sapling for every tree we use in construction, to align with our eco-conscious values.  


If you are based in Nottingham and the surrounding region, you have probably heard of Palmers. That is because local contractors are essential for local communities. When you look for a construction team for your build, choose a company that is local to you, as this will make the entire process much easier for both you and your contractors.  

Choose Palmers Orangeries & Conservatories 

From our local values to our sustainability pledge, there are many reasons to choose Palmers Orangeries & Conservatories. For a quote on your home extension project, simply use our easy online contact form to reach a member of our team. 

Contact Us

To read more about our previous projects and happy clients, check out our reviews, testimonials and case studies. Then, either visit our showroom, or contact our senior team on 0115 982 0820 | 07971 694 914