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Thanks to a modular extension, it took just four weeks to turn Alex and Lise Quan’s three-bedroom bungalow into a seven-bed house overlooking the fields and valleys of Axminster

On a cold January day in 2018, Alex and Lise Quan sat in their garden watching as two new fl oors to their house were lifted, room by room, via a 100-tonne crane, on top of the old bungalow they had bought six years earlier. It was a nerve-racking moment. “At first we were looking out from between our fingers,” says Alex. “Our renovation company had explained everything to us in detail, yet we were still somehow half expecting the bungalow to creak and give way!”

They need not have been anxious.the extension, comprising 26 pre-formed sections, was secured into place with no hiccups at all. “We started to relax after the first module went on,” says Alex. “Then it was a matter of simply watching the house transform before our eyes within a matter of days.”

We simply watched the house transform before our eyes within a matter of days

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Make a success of your self build home project with inspiring design ideas and practical advice from Build It magazine. Our October 2019 issue includes: - Smart Home Technology Special Guide - 10 Projects to Add Value to Your Build - Planning your Renovation Project - Learn from the Most Common Self Build Mistakes - Inspiring Reader Homes ... and more!