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.


by Karen Stylianides

April 09, 2021

Victorian cottage transformation

This Victorian cottage transformation has been achieved with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind.   The Victorian cottage has been extended to create a spacious…

Discover bespoke garden rooms perfect for home offices and gyms

Garden rooms come in all shapes and sizes. We take a look at the bespoke approach - high quality customisable pods perfect for al fresco...

Ultimate guide to side return extensions | Grand Designs

Follow this essential advice on adding a side return extension to your home, including tips to keep costs down

How a Victorian terraced house extension benefitted from innovative overhead glazing

How Alan and Keiko reworked the layout of their London home and added a light filled extension that created a brighter kitchen view and improved...

Discover the benefits of fine concrete

Whether for walls, landscaping, floors or countertops, find out how Ultra-High Performance Concrete can add a unique texture or motif to make your project stand...

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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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. 

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...

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. 

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.

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.

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.