"Xtenda’s Fixed-Price Guarantee ensured that our house extension didn’t cost a penny more than we agreed at the start of the project." Matthew Stephenson, Stafford "Xtenda were extremely respectful from start to finish. They went out of their way to make sure that we felt safe and protected. We felt hardly any stress at all!" James Clarkson, Stone

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Single, double, back, front, or side? Our design professionals will work with you to design, supply and build everything you need for your perfect new living space. 

Looking for the most effective make-over? Research shows that a new kitchen will help your house to sell quicker and is also a great catalyst to improving your social scene!

Useful space or annoying junk bunker? Do you even know what is in there? What if we gave you a storage space for the stuff you want and a living space with the rest?

GOOD TO KNOW: 74% of our business comes from referrals from happy customers!

Choose your next project

Single, double, back, front, or side? Our design professionals will work with you to design, supply and build everything you need for your perfect new living space. 

Looking for the most effective make-over? Research shows that a new kitchen will help your house to sell quicker and is also a great catalyst to improving your social scene!

Useful space or annoying junk bunker? Do you even know what is in there? What if we gave you a storage space for the stuff you want and a living space with the rest?

Could this be the beginning of the end for cowboy builders?

We certainly hope so! Xtenda is a revolutionary building company built on the strong desire to protect people like you from crooked traders. We are a strongly principled company built on the values of protection, trust, respect, family and friendliness. Everything we do is about protecting you, your home, and your money from mistreatment.

We have designed our service to protect you from stress and uncertainty. We offer a range of guarantees, charters, safeguards and measures to ensure that you always feel safe, supported, confident, and in control throughout your project.

Xtenda is a family business built by John Davidson, who is a fully-indentured master craftsman. John has over 40 years of experience in the building industry and has hundreds of happy local customers.

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complaints were made to Trading Standards about dodgy builders last year

The rise of TV shows like Cowboy Builders; DIY SOS; Bad Builders: Bang To Rights; Rogue Traders; Don’t Get Done, Get Dom; and Watchdog shows just how bad the situation is.

The trouble is that literally anyone can call themselves a builder and start a business. And with such large amounts of money involved, often cash-in-hand, the opportunity can prove irresistible to conmen, cowboys and criminals. Consumers often lack the knowledge to know what they’re buying and to adequately protect themselves, and this makes them perfect targets.

Of course, not all cowboy builders have criminal intentions; some are simply incompetent or, at best, unprofessional. But this isn’t good enough either! Customers are spending huge amounts of their hard earned money and we believe they deserve VIP treatment in return.

Our Services

Single, double, back, front, or side? Our design professionals will work with you to design, supply and build everything you need for your perfect new living space. Starting at the ideas stage, we can project manage 100% of your build, including dealing with Planners and Building Control and even decorating at the end. Often much more cost-effective than moving, you can be living in the space that is perfect for you and your family within just a few weeks.

Useful Space or Annoying Junk Bunker? Do you even know what is stored in your garage or loft! What if we gave you a storage space for the stuff you want and a living space with the rest? As a family business, we understand a family’s needs and can quickly convert your garage or loft into additional, modern living space, while still saving you an area for storage.

Looking for the most effective make-over? Research shows that a new kitchen will help your house to sell quicker and is also a great catalyst to improving your social scene! You are there every day and it’s where parties congregate so let our Master Craftsmen help to de-clutter your cooking space and supply and fit that stunning new kitchen you’ve always dreamed of. Bi-fold doors. Islands, Futuristic Appliances, Sky-lights, you name it!

The best part of the house! Whether parents are coming to stay or you have a young person home from College, maybe you’d rather they had their own independent living space. We are experts in creating large and useful space from small structures and extensions to provide a bedroom, living area, kitchenette and en-suite shower room for your longer-term guests. It adds to the value of the property and protects your privacy and quiet time too.

Fabulous Footprints! Why extend at all when your property may have the idea ‘footprint’ to allow for a complete reconfigure of every room? Kitchens, bathrooms and walls can often be moved to other areas and we can design the space that suits your growing needs perfectly. You may not need to extend or move – just improve!

How to spot a cowboy builder

How to spot a cowboy builder

We’ve written a FREE report to help you to avoid accidentally employing a cowboy builder. It lists the top 10 things to look out for and gives you advice on what questions to ask and what securities to demand in order to protect you, your money and your home.

There’s no obligation to work with Xtenda. We just want to keep you safe. Simply tell us what kind of work you’re planning and where to send the report to. It’ll arrive almost instantly.

PS: If you find the information useful feel free to forward it to your friends. The more people that arm themselves with this information the less power the cowboys will have.

We're different!

Xtenda’s Managing Partner is John Davidson. He has been working in the building trade for over 40 years since earning a scholarship to the prestigious Harland & Wolfship building company at the age of just 15. His apprenticeship gave him a passion for master craftsmanship, exquisite detailing, and professionalism. Throughout his career John has been frustrated that others within his trade didn’t share his high standards. Witnessing the sloppy, careless and neglectful work of other traders has at times infuriated him and provided the motivation to set up Xtenda.

John Davidon Xtenda

It drives me crazy to see how some customers are treated by so called ‘builders.’ No other industry would get away with it! Can you imagine paying £15,000 for a new car only to lose contact with the dealer and then get a call 3 months after the delivery date to say that it’s finished but it’s only half of what you ordered?! Or to get a call asking for another £10,000 to finish the car because they got the quote wrong?! There’s no way we’d accept that sort of service from the motor industry. But we almost expect it from the building trade. It needs to stop!” 

John Davidson

Master Craftsman

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