House Extensions

Discover easy ways to create more living space and add value to your property with an extension. Whether you extend your home upwards, outwards or into your garden, find out from Grand Designs how you can transform your home and take advantage of the latest permitted property development rights.

Extensions

by Becca Green

January 07, 2020

Discover this architect's creative brick extension in north London

Architect James Beazer tells how he created the distinctive brickwork of Twist House - his home's eccentric extension.   Image: Juliet Murphy James Beazer had…
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How to choose a roof light for your extension

Looking to specify a roof light or lantern for your extension project? Here's what you should consider.
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Double storey extensions 'could be allowed without planning permission'

Double storey extensions could now be allowed under permitted development rights, according to proposed government legislature.
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Explore this Edwardian property's modern kitchen extension

Creating a contemporary extension on an Edwardian house in the heart of Melbourne, these architects needed to be sympathetic, yet prioritise modern living.
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Home Renovation: 10 steps to success

Ensure your project comes in on time, in budget and is everything you hoped it would be, with Kunle Barker's step by step guide.
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How to build a garden room

From planning and positioning to utilities and maintenance, we show you how to build your own garden room.
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Top self build highlights at Grand Designs Live 2019 hosted by Kevin McCloud

Find top experts, specialist exhibitors and a wealth of inspiration for your self-build or renovation project all under one roof.
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A Guide to Permitted Development Rights

If you're thinking about taking up a house extensions project it's important to know the rules if you don't have planning permission. Our guide to...
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Building garden room to gain extra living space

Whether it's to build a garden office, an extra bedroom to get extra income from Airbnb, or just an extra room for entertaining, you'll need...
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Extra bedroom ideas to increase your home's value

From converting your loft to building an extra room in your garden, read all the ways you can add an extra room in your property...
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Take a home tour of a courtyard style pool house and studio extension

A dilapidated Georgian villa and a collection of ramshackle outbuildings in Cheshire gave Ben and Jo Morley the chance to create a unique courtyard-style home.
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On-screen inspired London terrace basement extension

Film executive Niels Swinkels and his wife Erica took inspiration from on-screen interiors to turn their London terrace into a bright, open home.
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Case study: Sustainable extension to a Victorian flat in London

The addition of a kitchen-diner turned this Victorian flat in London into a airy, modern living space.

Building an extension on your existing property is a great way to add extra living space to your home as well as increase its value. Extending your home is a popular way of adding more space to your property, so you don’t have to incur the costs of moving house.