Types of house extension
Side Return Extension
A side return 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. A fairly small extension but can add that much needed space to your home.
Rear extensions usually look out onto the garden. With careful design you can feel closer to the garden at the same time creating the additional space you require.
Top tip: Bi-folding doors give you the option to bring the outdoors inside – fold them back to take advantage of creating the vision of maximising space.
Many people dream of having a big kitchen. This type of extension creates the wow factor whilst adding future value to the price of your home.
Double Storey Extension
A double storey extension is a two storey extension built to extend the size of your house and your living space on two floors. You will gain space from the ground and a second level floor. Ideal for all types of extra rooms from bathrooms, bedrooms, study or an extended kitchen. A versatile option!
Flat or pitched roof extension
There are pro’s and cons’ for these types of extension. A flat roof is generally cheaper than a pitched roof due to the materials used and the hours required to build. A flat roof will require more maintenance over time. The ceiling space will not give the height of a pitched roof but if it’s a contemporary, modern feel you are looking for a flat roof is a great option.
A pitched roof can be more expensive due to material required and structural preparation and hours. With a pitched roof it may be possible to source the same or similar tiles to the existing roof to give the impression your pitched roof extension is an original feature.