Xtend is a young company that transforms old houses into new ones. We intend to save as much as possible of the original structure, while leaving a contemporary touch and the latest standards of energy efficiency and housing communication technology. Our priority is to use traditional techniques of construction and craftsmanship, adapting them to modern standards. Once the projects are completed, we put them on sale. From time to time, we also work on the basis of a service contract to renovate a house of your choice.
Ernster was a challenging project, because of the generally low quality of the masonry. However, the location of the building in a well preserved village context stirred our energy to transform it.Discover Project
So far the largest and most complex project we did. The building, a traditional farm house, is classified under patrimonial historic building laws and dates back from the beginning of the 19th century.Discover Project
2018 - 2019
The project required a strong reflection on redefinition of the function of the rooms in the building as well as the space around it...Discover Project
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While renovating and reconstructing, we try to apply traditional building techniques when it makes sense. We privilege natural, sustainable and long-lasting products. This requires sometimes extensive discussions and cooperation well as experimentation with our craftsmen, construction companies and partners. The effort of adapting centuries-old building techniques to modern customer requirements and technical requirements is a process that fascinates us.
Our policy is to recuperate as much of the substance and of the materials of a house as possible under given circumstances. Following that logic, we also try to keep the original functionalities of a house, adapting them to modern standards. Construction material we need to remove from the project will be reutilized in future projects. This is our way to contribute to sustainability in housing and the circular economy.
Digital in houses
Customer user experience and requirements in housing is moving at a fast path, along with new possibilities driven by technology developments. We keep track of these and adapt them in a sensible way into our projects, bearing in mind the balance of customer comfort with implementation costs.
In a context of global warming and prime resources scarcity (energy, but also clean water or land), it is important for us to create houses that are as close as possible to auto-sufficiency, combining thermal isolation techniques with reduced consumption and own production facilities. In a context where we try to keep as much of the original built substance as possible, this remains one of the most challenging but also rewarding goals.
In today’s world, we have access to an unprecedented amount of information which opens so many options for each of us. Yet, being conscious of our roots and living in the continuity of tomorrow gives us the required strength to keep the right balance in our personal life and focus only on what is important.