Before And After
Photography by Jim StephensonBritish architecture studio CAN, have designed a contemporary rear extension to open the back of this Victorian terrace house to the garden.Before the extension, the rear of the home was dark and crowded, with only a single side door connecting the interior to the garden.Photography by Jim StephensonThe new floor plan shows how the architects aimed to create a large family space with new kitchen/diner, and bring light into the back of the north facing rear of the house.The new extension features a glazed roof that brings in light, while the floor throughout the rear of the house was lowered to provide additional head height and a consistent level with the new patio.A large pivoting door allows unobstructed views of the garden, visually extending the space, and providing an easy way to access the yard.
A Cloistered House by Turner Architects features internal courtyards
Turner Architects restored the existing Georgian building and created new communal living spaces, which are accommodated in a large extension that opens onto the rear garden."Conversations we had with the clients resulted in this formal courtyard arrangement at the back of the extension," architect Paul Turner told Dezeen.The refurbishment of the existing building sought to restore the formal arrangement of internal spaces, whilst making them suitable for modern living.The cellular arrangement of bedrooms, studies and bathrooms echo the living spaces found in typical courtyards or monastic accommodation.Throughout the existing building, original features such as cornicing and windows were restored or replaced.
House extension guide: how to extend your home
But what you do with the added space will depend on your first decision: what kind of extension you build.Two-storey extensionIf a single-storey side or rear extension isn’t enough for you, you can always make them two storeys high!Basement extension - main houseA basement extension can mean building a new basement below the house or extending an existing one.A main house basement extension adds space directly below the main section of the property.Extension costs vary from project to project, but some are naturally more expensive than others.
A fabulous finish to top off an exquisite extension
Legendary Builders Ltd was tasked with creating a rear extension into the back garden of this Essex property with full-height glass fitted at the rear, utilising sliding stacking doors to give an "inside-outside" feel.Their client was looking for an open-plan kitchen, as are most homeowners these days.This was to include a day-room at the back of the kitchen making the most of the beautiful garden behind with a cathedral roof fully insulated with Velux windows.Underfloor heating was also installed throughout and Amtico flooring around a large central island.Legendary Builders count themselves lucky to have such highly qualified workmen, bringing a high-end finish to their projects which is reflected in their client’s feedback:"The finished result was spectacular, all our friends and family were amazed at the high quality of workmanship and we could not have been happier with the result."
Historic in the Front, Modern in the Back: 8 London Townhouse
Answering the need for increased light, higher ceilings and multi-programmatic spaces, architects have reimagined and converted many of these homes, rendering them more current.These projects have undergone refreshing geometric shifts, now boasting functional kitchen, dining and living spaces.High Kitchen by A-Zero Architects, London, United KingdomThe goal of this project was to convert a London basement into a new kitchen and bicycle workshop with garden access.The wrap-over glazing allows uninterrupted views from sky to garden, while the brick finishing complements the London home’s existing stone.Clapton Home by Scenario Architecture, London, United KingdomThe clients of Clapton Home had lived in the ground floor flat for several years before deciding to renovate it.
Building an extension on a house
Get your property transformation off to a good start – look at our project planning channelA well-executed extension can pay for itself by adding value, too.These are the answers to your big questions…Related: Extension ideas for small houses to maximise limited living spaceWhat size extension can I build without planning permission?(Image credit: Future PLC)Related: George Clarke's extension planning advice – including his brilliant tips for sticking to a budget2.Side extension planning rulesYou can build a side extension without planning permission, but only if it is…Single storey and less than 4m in heightNo more than half the width of the original house (at its widest point).If you require planning permission, the local authority will consult your neighbours as part of the process.
Tigg Coll integrates bright-red steel frame in house extension
Beams supporting the rear extension of this Victorian house in west London are painted vivid red to create a bold contrast with the property's traditional interior.Local studio Tigg Coll Architects completed the update of a tired terraced property for a young family in need of more space."The house really looked as if it hadn't been upgraded since 1890," architect David Tigg told Dezeen."In a lot of extensions of this type the structure is not expressed and is hidden away behind plasterboard and flush surfaces," Tigg added."We wanted something that shows off that it is doing a huge amount of work holding up this extension above it."
Extension to an Edwardian semi-detached house with a modern back yard
London based architect Peter Thomas de Cruz has designed a beautiful extension to a superb Edwardian semi-detached house.Looking from the street there’s nothing different from the houses near it, because the whole “action” takes place at the back of the building and back yard.It is a daring project and an architectural challenge to attach a modern extension to an already incredible beautiful classic building.Also modern furniture can be found inside the traditional living area but also in the newly created space.The Edwardian building structure and façade adds to the wonderful modern interior a certain noble feel, placing the building among a few other construction that represent the true heritage of London’s greatest times.
What to consider for your new home extension to add space and value
These are the decisions that you really need to get right in order that your extension or renovation both improves and updates your way of living in your home and as well as adding value and space!Extend InsteadThis early extension ‘mind-planning’ is important and we at Mint are here to help if we can.We would want to help you ensure that you win ‘all round’ with the changes you decide on for your extension or renovation project.principlesTo end on, take note of further words of wisdom from the urbanistarchitecture.co.uk team reference design principles for home extension layouts.LightThe feeling of light is by far the most important principle when dealing with home extension interior design.
"The house was very dark, so my main brief was to create a flexible, open-plan space filled with natural light," says Julia.Julia wanted to ensure that the large, open-plan space had different zones of functionality within it—and the zigzag roof structure plays a key role in defining the space."The zigzag roof draws inspiration from the existing angled lines and forms at the back of the house," says Julia.Front and rear elevations of Zigzag Roof House by 4 S ArchitectureSection through the extension of Zigzag Roof House by 4 S ArchitectureGround floor plan of Zigzag Roof House by 4 S Architecture before the extension.Ground floor plan of Zigzag Roof House by 4 S Architecture after the extensionFirst floor plan of Zigzag Roof House by 4 S Architecture before the extension
26 house extensions
What's great about a house extension, is that it comes with options.House extension ideas for budgets between £20,000 and £30,000Some types of extension are cheaper than others – although what you choose needs to suit not just your budget but your needs, too.These fall into the category of house extensions for budgets between £20,000 to £30,000:1.House extension ideas for budgets between £30,000 and £50,000This budget will comfortably allow you to create substantial house extensions, including loft conversions, garage conversions or basement conversions, large single-storey extensions and even a modest two-storey extension.Perhaps a large loft conversion, a kitchen extension, a stand-out glazed extension or a basement conversion.
What are my extension options?
What are my extension options?There are a number of home extensions possible, in order to maximise your usable space.By combining both a side and rear extension, you can perhaps add an entirely new room to your property and really change the lower storey.Double storey extensionsIf you’re looking for a full house transformation, then you may want a double storey extension.As house extension specialists in Wimbledon, we can advise and help plan your project.
Dominic Mckenzie reveals Hampstead house
A generous Victorian house in the leafy North London neighbourhood of Hampstead is the setting of Islington-based architect Dominic McKenzie's latest residential project – a thorough renovation and extension of a family home.At the same time, a more modern extension at the rear was affecting the overall feel of the property,' explains McKenzie.The architects proposed taking down the existing extension and replacing it entirely with another, defined by its three gable roofs, which all together form an abstract cluster of pitched roof ‘mini-houses'.Inside, the existing structure's ground floor interior was redesigned to adapt the layout to the new addition and better connect the front and back.(Image credit: TBC)(Image credit: TBC)(Image credit: TBC)INFORMATIONdominicmckenzie.co.uk (opens in new tab)
Rear Extension Ideas
So you’ve got the budget and some ideas for your house extension but can’t quite decide on the layout for your rear extension.Let our team offer you a range of rear extension ideas; whether these are for a single-storey rear extension or a double-storey extension, Detailed Planning is here to help you!Whether you have plans on how you envision your new space will look or are searching for rear extension ideas, we’re here to help.Our back-of-house extension ideas help you make the most of every space within your home, and your living room is no different.For More Rear Extension Ideas, Call Detailed Planning TodayWe hope we have given you some inspiration for your rear extension.
20 home improvements you can make without planning permission
Add a single storey extension without planning permissionPermitted development rights for extensions allow single storey extensions without the need for planning permission.This means that it's possible to plan a garage conversion without applying for planning permission.Install solar panels without planning permissionSolar panels can be added to your home without planning permission.Convert a building without planning permissionIt is possible to convert a disused building, such as a barn, school or church for residential use without planning permission.Relocate a staircase without planning permissionIn most cases, you won’t need planning permission to relocate a staircase, providing it doesn’t have an impact on the external appearance of the home.
Rear extension to a Victorian terrace house by CAN
A rear side extension opens the back of this Victorian terrace house to its garden.The floor throughout the rear of the house was lowered to provide additional head height and a consistent level with the new patio.The painted brick of the first floor sits on top of a striped timber cube with the smallest volume realized in a ribbed render.The use of Douglas fir continues for the structural fins and window reveals in the side extension.This large open plan space has become the new heart of the home for the clients and their young family.
Residential New Construction, Renovations, and Additions
Build in the savings...Cape Light Compact offers two paths to help you save energy and money.The Residential New Construction path offers financial incentives to make newly constructed homes more energy-efficient than typical code-built homes.Residential new construction homes are defined as being three stories or less.The Renovations and Additions path provides incentives for incorporating energy efficiency upgrades to the renovations and/or additions of existing homes.New homes, renovations, and additions on Cape Cod or Martha’s Vineyard are eligible to apply for incentives.
darren, Author at Savill Building Solutions
Two extensions next door to each other at the same time in Old Harlow Essex.Both very different projects the first one was an extension the lounge the make the home feel much larger for the family and the other one to bring the kitchen to the back of the house instead of being a small room outside of the main living space.
A Home Extension for a Timber-Framed Family Home in Herefordshire
A Home Extension for a Timber-Framed Family Home in HerefordshireOur solution was to build an extension by removing both the conservatory and part of the back wall of the house.Our clients live in a traditionally built timber-framed house in a village in Herefordshire.While they loved where they lived, their home was not meeting the needs of family life either in terms of layout or space.The DwellingOur clients’ home is a timber-framed building in a north Herefordshire village.Our clients loved where they lived and did not want to move, but their home was not meeting the needs of family life.
Christopher Polly designs an angular rear extension for this house
Photography by Brett Boardman PhotographyThe home, located in Sydney, Australia, has a rear extension that includes a variety of angles.Photography by Brett Boardman PhotographyBlack and wood see through stairs allow you to view the backyard as you walk up them.Photography by Brett Boardman PhotographyFrom the reading area, you can also look down to the living area below.Photography by Brett Boardman PhotographyBack outside, here’s a look at where the new addition meets the original house.Photography by Brett Boardman PhotographyThere’s also a second small patio area tucked between the old house and the new addition.
Edward Ogosta brightens bungalow with Rear Window House extension
Edward Ogosta Architecture has renovated a 1940s house in California with light-filled white interiors and a master bedroom extension overlooking the garden."Through a careful sequencing of new spaces and strategically located apertures, Rear Window House opens itself up to become deeply integrated with the rear garden," said the statement."Key to Rear Window House's serene, minimal design was a sensitivity to context to lessen the addition's impact on the neighbourhood," Edward Ogosta Architecture said.Edward Ogosta Architecture also updated the interiors of the entire home as well, with a focused effort to be simple and bright.Rear Window House was one of 11 buildings to win in the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) 2018 Small Project Awards.
Victorian House Extension
The project is a homage to the old Victorian house.Jim StephensonJim StephensonThe pitched roof is inspired by the roofline of the old building, while the facade bricks are reclaimed from the demolition of the sidewall and brought to life in a new vertical pattern.A blue round window continues a series of stained glass insertions found in the original building.Therefore, the large sliding door remains as minimalist as possible, maximising natural light and views of the garden.Jim StephensonJim StephensonOn the inside, cellular beams separate the original building from the new extension.
Semi-Detached London Terrace House Gets a Bright Modern Extension
Extending the living area of an ’80s terrace house is a challenging task in itself, but working with an already existing rear extension only makes the project even more challenging.This gorgeous semi-detached house dubbed Lady Somerset is nestled in the lovely neighborhood of Kentish Town, North London, and its smart, contemporary polycarbonate and glass extension opens it up towards the small rear garden with eloquent ease.Designed by Martins Camisuli Architects, the original residence largely features exposed brick walls, which add to the beautiful narrative of the extension.A uniform stream of daylight illuminates every part of the new, extended living space, and even the tiny bathroom with colorful floor tiles benefits from the presence of a skylight!Comfy furniture with a hint of color adds to the breezy and cheerful vibe of the extension that charms with its efficiency and simplicity.
Stock roof Glazing Vision windows help flood natural daylight into
Stock roof Glazing Vision windows help flood natural daylight into modern extension16 Nov 2020Keen to seize the advantages of natural daylight, homeowners from East Sussex sought the expertise of Glazing Vision – both rooflights and roof windows were installed into their newly built extension, helping to bring a new lease of life to their family home.Looking to extend their existing home, the homeowners wanted to create a modern open plan living arrangement, which encompassed an abundance of natural daylight sweeping through the whole building.Two portrait orientation roof windows, measuring 2000mm x 1000mm, were used in the first floor to flood the new extension with daylight and remove the previous dark dingy corners of the home.“However, having used these products before and especially on this job, he wouldn’t go anywhere else for rooflights and roof windows.“The customer was amazed and loved the Pitchglaze roof window.”Contact:Glazing Vision Ltd,Sawmills Road,Diss,IP22 4RG01379 658 300[email protected]ision.co.ukVisit the Glazing Vision website
Garden room extension cost: breakdown and ideas to keep it under
Garden room extensions can add value, increase living space and breathe new life in a property by installing a unique place that’s separated from the rest of the house.But while adding a garden room can add value to your home and your overall lifestyle, creating this space requires an adequate budget.A garden room is more than an extension of your home, the multitude of design options and features available can make it an extension of you and your family.Usually a more affordable option, a garden room is a cost-effective alternative to traditional house extensions.SizeThe largest factor involved in building a garden room extension is the cost of materials and labour.
Thinking About an Attic Extension
Thinking About an Attic ExtensionJuly 6, 2014 9:31 pmEver since we bought the house we’ve had the idea of expanding to the attic in the back of our minds.At some point long, long ago a small addition was added on the back of our house that closed in the original back porch.The original idea was simple – add some stairs to a simple upstairs space, rip off and rebuild the laundry room, and add a covered back porch.As in, the attic space was too short to have any comfortable livable space.The new gable will extend back from the original gable and go higher than the existing main peak.
Pashenko Works uses corrugated metal and blockwork for London
Exposed blockwork and corrugated steel were used to bring a brutalist feel to this extension of a Victorian terrace in Camberwell, south London, designed by local practice Pashenko Works."The openable windows in the highest point of the atrium provide effective natural cross-ventilation in summer, eliminating the need for air-conditioning."Externally, the new volumes have been clad with white panels of corrugated steel, complemented by thin, white window frames in white aluminium.Mirroring the rear extension, this additional bedroom space looks through the garden and into the main home through a fully-glazed wall incorporating a sliding door.Other London home extensions recently featured on Dezeen include a "playful and exuberant" project by Charles Holland Architects, and the addition of a charred wood-clad extension and garden studio to a family home by Mata Architects founder Dan Marks.
A Rear Extension With An Angled Roof Was Added To This Australian
Photography by Tatjana PlittBen Callery Architects worked together with builder Truewood Construction to design and complete this modern extension on a house in Melbourne, Australia, whose owners wanted to open up the back of the house to take advantage of the sun.Photography by Tatjana PlittThe sculptural roof sits over the extension and twists symmetrically around a central ridge.Clerestory windows follow the roof line allow sunlight to enter the interior from all sides.Photography by Tatjana PlittAs with many Australian homes, indoor / outdoor living is a must, and with this house, a window in the kitchen opens up to the recycled brick patio and acts as a bar.Photography by Tatjana PlittIn the kitchen, recycled timber cabinetry adds a natural touch and it ties in with the timber window frames and wood dining table to create a contemporary appearance.
Back Patio Extension
Back Patio ExtensionRule #284: “There’s always something beautiful outside.”We recently extended our back patio and had an outdoor kitchen and fireplace installed!This was our patio before the extension.Having this outdoor kitchen under the covered patio has been a major godsend when Houston’s heavy storms have rolled through!The completed outdoor patio!We were very impressed with the way Matt’s was able to seamlessly merge the existing patio into the new with the outdoor kitchen flowing between them.
How to successfully link your indoor and outdoor spaces
But linking indoor and outdoor spaces – even if it’s only a tiny garden or terrace – can help an interior feel larger.For a modest cost, decorative choices can successfully blur the boundary between indoor and outdoor spaces.So, when designing a new extension or remodelling your living area for an open-plan space, consider these key points to link indoor and outdoor spaces.Champagne indoor porcelain tiles and Champagne outdoor porcelain tiles, both Valverdi (Image credit: Valverdi)3.XP View bi-fold doors, around £1,150 per panel installed, Express Bi-folding Doors (opens in new tab) (Image credit: Express Bi-folding doors)6.
Raised Ranch Back extension
Hello - we are considering the purchase of a 1970s Raised Ranch house, mainly due to its massive lot.The main problem is that the upper level, which contains the main living spaces, is very small and every room is closed off.I was hoping to add a master bedroom and bath on the back upper right section of the house.I was hoping to either extend out from the current upper split level height or possibly build a step up master suite that is regular second level height.I can't find a lot of info online about raised ranch back extensions, in general.