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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 Gemma Parkes

April 05, 2018

Building garden room to gain extra living space

Building a self-contained room outdoors can be a cost-effective and stylish way to expand your home Image: Pod Space Whether you need somewhere to study,…
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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: Multipurpose pavilion with outdoor kitchen

This multipurpose pavilion with outdoor kitchen has become the hub of this west London 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.

Kevin McCloud on how our homes give us the chance to reflect and have new experiences

Our editor-at-large ponders how our homes can give us a chance to reflect and have new experiences.
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Case study: Small home office extension

This small but perfectly formed office extension in London has an instant connection with the outdoors.
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End-terrace house extension outwards and upwards

Two new feature staircases link the levels of Marie-Eve Poget and Richard Jones’ end-terrace house, which has been extended outwards and upwards with dramatic effect.
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Wrap around basement extension

An enveloping basement extension in Oxford brings dramatic views from all angles.
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Change of plan: a new, light-filled extension

How Clare and Gharad reworked the layout of their London home and added a light-filled extension that created a better flow and link to the...
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How much does an extension cost?

Any build project can be a big financial investment, so it's essential you put a lot of thought into how much your extension will cost.
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Basement extension in Kensington, London

A glass stairwell adds wow factor to the centre of a basement extension, which embraces the outdoors of this London home

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.