John & Donna Hayes

Local business owners, John and Donna Hayes, came to Palmers with a vision. They wanted a beautiful extension to complete their rustic home, and supply another room for them and their family to make memories together. John, Donna and our design team discussed the style of their existing property, the type of extension they had in mind and their budget.   

The Brief: 

John and Donna explained they wanted a large extension to complement the existing style of their home. With a lantern roof for stargazing and an electric fire for the colder months, they were eager to use the extended room all year round. They also specified that they wanted large doors leading out into their garden, so the couple could watch their grandchildren playing. 

The Delivery: 

Following an initial meeting with our designers and construction consultants, we suggested an 8x4 meter orangery with a double lantern roof. The extension would have plenty of space for the whole family! 

Our team also chose aluminium bi-fold doors to let the fresh air in, and an in-built electric fire for the family to enjoy during winter.  To maintain the property’s rustic, countryside aesthetic, we agreed that exposed brickwork would complement the existing style.  

The Results: 

The results were outstanding. Our team worked hard to ensure John and Donna’s orangery flowed seamlessly with the house, a beautiful addition to their home. The aluminium bi-fold doors provide security while filling the extension with natural light, and we are sure that come the winter months their new fire will be put to good use! 

The best result from one of our projects is the happiness we at palmers bring to our clients. See Donna's testimonial below to find out more.  


“When we wanted to invest in an extension, Palmers were the obvious choice. As we live locally and have our own family-run business, we wanted to use a construction company we could trust.  

“From our initial meeting at their showroom, we felt supported and confident in our decision. The showroom consultants guided us around the different styles on offer, allowing me and my husband to visualise which design would work best with our property. 

“The designers showed exceptional knowledge of material durability and longevity. They explained which styles would be most suitable for our home, while always considering our personal preferences. Palmers supplied a completely bespoke service. 

“The construction process was really seamless. The team were clean and respectful of our home, making us feel at ease. They considered our timeframe, budget and communicated each stage of the process clearly so we knew what to expect. 

“Looking at our extension now, we could not be happier. The quality of the materials is top-class, and we look forward to lounging in our new room rain, snow or shine!”