Design and planning
We start with a conversation about what you want to achieve. We discuss and outline all the Extension or loft options for your particular area taking into account structural requirements, any legal restrictions there may be such as listed buildings, or conservation areas, and any planning policy constraints. If you need planning permission, we will help you to secure it as well as any other legal permissions that may be necessary. We will also advise and help you decide on the most suitable materials for your loft conversion so that it blends in beautifully with your existing home. We can also arrange for you to meet with the building inspector if you wish.
All of our Packages include
Full site survey
Planning drawings - Existing and Proposed Floor Plans and Elevations to scale including amendments.
Building Notice - Structural Engineering Calculations with report and beam overlay to be used in construction.
Thames Water - Build Over drawing showing depth of drainage, layout and section through foundations*.
We will act as your agent, all relevant applications & forms completed and submitted to your local council. Full ongoing updates and support until your application has been decided.
Manage your Build with our building partners to completion.
Types of Extensions
Design and planning
We are here to help you design and build the extra space you need in your home, affordably, with only high-grade materials, and in a way that will add the most value to your property. We know that it’s not always an easy decision to make. Working with us is a collaborative experience and we want our clients to feel like they can ask us anything. We also like to treat them like we do our family and we look after every client’s home like it is our own.
Start with this short, informative guide to help demystify the process and then get in touch with any other questions you may have.
Types of Extensions
We Provide four types of Extensions, see below.
Single Storey Rear Extension
The most straight forward and easily built extension you can add to you home is a rear extension which extends the full width of your home. We have designed over 30 in the past year alone and know what to look out for to bring more light into your home and create the kitchen or dining space of your dreams.
Side Infill Extension
A side infill extension stretches your home into the alleyway at the side of your house and is very typical on Victorian or other types of period properties. Side return extensions are often a relatively small extension, but it can have a great impact on the look and feel of your home. Sometimes clients combine a side return extension with a rear extension to create what is called a wrap-around extension. Either way, a side return extension is fantastic for housing a larger kitchen and dining area. View Side Return Extension Ideas.
Wrap around extension
This is a side return extension combined with a rear extension. The wrap around extension can provide maximum space and dramatically alter the feeling and shape of your home. If you want to achieve an open plan kitchen, dining area/family room in your home, then a wrap-around extension is the best option for you. Started by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, open plan living has become ever more popular in the UK. This type of space works well for growing families – especially when the children are small.
One of the benefits of the wrap-around extension is the ability to create a stronger connection to the garden. Many of our clients have opted to design indoor-outdoor spaces that bring the outside in. This is achieved by the use of a bi-folding floor to ceiling door, as well as skylights and lightwells which let in plenty of natural light. Another way to achieve flow between your house and garden is to build a deck or patio that is on the same level as your home.
Double storey extension
If you’ve got a semi-detached property in London and want to go sideways and upwards this is also possible with some thoughtful planning and design. You can add a wider kitchen / dining with bifold, a utility space separate to your main cooking area and upstairs fit in 2 rooms and an en-suite at times. If you’re a growing family or just want to add as much value to the property this can be the right expansion for you.