Terraced

Double Storey Rear

Rear Extensions can come in two main forms; single and multi-storey, the difference being the number of floors that are created. Illustrated here you can see the additional space and size generated by this type of extension compared to the original property. A rear extension will extend beyond the original home, most commonly into the rear garden and form part of the existing house by way of a structural opening/s to make the addition seamless internally.  These Extensions are typical when a side extension or side return in not possible and the extension must then follow the boundaries of the garden and available space.

Double Storey Rear

These additions give you the advantage of added space, normally forming part of a kitchen and living space, depending on your design choices. A multi-storey extension provides even greater capacity for adding additional bedrooms and bathrooms to the existing property providing double the space for the space footprint.

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Rear Extention

Rear Extensions can come in two main forms; single and multi-storey, the difference being the number of floors that are created. Illustrated here you can see the additional space and size generated by this type of extension compared to the original property. A rear extension will extend beyond the original home, most commonly into the rear garden and form part of the existing house by way of a structural opening/s to make the addition seamless internally.  These Extensions are typical when a side extension or side return in not possible and the extension must then follow the boundaries of the garden and available space.

Rear Extention

These additions give you the advantage of added space, normally forming part of a kitchen and living space, depending on your design choices. A multi-storey extension provides even greater capacity for adding additional bedrooms and bathrooms to the existing property providing double the space for the space footprint.

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Side Extention

Much like a rear Extension a side extension represents all of the same characteristics, can be a single or multi-storey and is often chosen to utilize the space that the home owner has available externally. A side extension will extend beyond the original home, most commonly into the rear garden, on its side and form part of the existing house by way of a structural opening/s to make the addition seamless internally.

Side Extention

These Extensions typically involve more work as larger structural openings are created to blend the old and new structures together. The increased width as to the dynamic or design of the finished space so it’s worth considering the completed look if you have a choice of a rear or side… if not both.

Side Extention

In London Victorian houses often have an L-shaped form looking like an addition. In an adjoined our terrace configuration this creates a natural rectangular alley space between these homes allowing for a side extension or what’s know as an ‘infill extension’ to be created.

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Wrap around

A wrap around or side return extension is essentially a rear and side extension combined. Once again it can be formed into a single or multi-storey structure, but most commonly they are single storey. They are popular in the capital especially as they utilized the alley space created in many Victorian properties and thus create a very large kitchen/dining and living space without encroaching as much on the garden space. The additional roof space encourages the use of more windows which compared to other extensions generates more natural light into the finished space.

Single mansard

Mansards can be chosen for this synergy between old and new, but can be added to any building where this design is preferred and where it is insisted upon due to restrictions by the local authority. The real benefit is that this shape can give up to a 10-fold increase in space to that of a standard Dormer conversion.

Single mansard

In addition, as with L-shaped Dormers, an L-shaped Mansard can be created to take advantage for the addition space on your roof to create of of the largest conversions available to most homeowners.

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  • Double Storey Rear
  • Rear Extention
  • Side Extention
  • Wrap around

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