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 Karen Stylianides

April 03, 2020

Take a look at the modern transformation of this 1930s home

Architect Sean Ronnie Hill explains how he pushed permitted development rights in extending and modernising this 1930s home. Image: Edmund Sumner  Pushing the permitted development…
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Discover this cottage extension with a difference

Take a look at this impressive cottage extension made from wood and salvaged materials.
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6 clever ideas for gaining an extra bedroom

From converting a loft to extending your property, consider these key ideas for adding an extra bedroom (and extra value) to your home.
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How loft ladders can make the most of your storage

Discover how you can make the most of your loft space with modern loft ladders that store away easily.
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Inside a double-height extension to a London terraced home

This modern home extension has just been crowned overall winner at the Don't Move, Improve awards 2020.
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How to pay for a home extension

Considering a home extension but still working out the figures? Have a read of our top tips on how to finance a home extension.
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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 modern extension to a 1920s semi-detached house

We talk through the concept of this contemporary front and rear extension to an early 20th century home with architect Sam Tisdall.
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5 inspiring extensions nominated for a DMI Award

These 5 intriguing home extension projects are all up for a Don't Move, Improve award. Let's meet the nominees...
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Discover this architect's creative brick extension in north London

Architect James Beazer tells us all about his home's distinctive, award brick extension
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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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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.

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.