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 Hugh Metcalf

January 20, 2021

A modern extension to a Walter Segal self build in Lewisham

Looking to adapt a 1970s Walter Segal Method self build for modern living, Fraher & Findlay architects employed a reverent design philosophy.  Image: Taran Wilkhu…
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Tigg + Coll design accessible extension for residents with limited mobility

The architects behind this home won a design competition to create a home extension for two young boys with a degenerative illness that affects their...
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Explore this sleek gloss kitchen with breathtaking views

Gloss kitchens are a perfect way to maximise natural light. We take a close look at a stunning space with sensational views.
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Rees Architects extend a hexagonal, brutalist home in Bethnal Green

This unusual London home, made up of hexagonal spaces, has been extended with a sympathetic copper façade. 
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Top tips for reducing the carbon footprint of your extension

When planning and building your extension make sure to consider what impact it will have on the environment.
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Explore this extension set among the ruins of a parchment factory

Explore this unique extension, which was built amongst the ruins of an old parchment factory adjacent to a family home.
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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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Tour this Corten steel-clad rear extension in Hampshire

Take a look at this impressive rear extension to a Victorian property, designed to provide a work from home space alongside a new kitchen.
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Kitchen extension ideas to improve your home

If you're considering a kitchen extension, this handy guide takes you from planning and design ideas through to a detailed timeline for your project.
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Inside a London home extension inspired by Japanese tea houses

This stylish home extensions takes inspiration from a Japanese Shoji screen
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Inside a re-imagined London maisonette with a sunken garden

By excavating the garden, these homeowners were able to reimagine their homes internal space.
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Colourful exposed steels uplift this modern kitchen extension

This kitchen extension design uses exposed bright yellow steel beams to create an uplifting atmosphere.
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4 real extensions that blur the lines of in and outdoors

These modern extensions have design features that emphasise the space opening out onto glorious gardens.