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...

By Hugh Metcalf | 30 January 2020

These creative home extension projects are all nominated for a Don’t Move, Improve award this year, but will any of them come out on top?

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Image: Gellatly Road by DELVE, photography by Emanuelis Stasaitis

The Don’t Move, Improve Awards is an initiative by New London Architecture, which looks to champion the best and most innovative home renovation projects across London. Now in its 10th year, the shortlist of 25 exceptional designs for the 2020 awards has now been announced, with the winners announced on the 12th February 2020.

We delved into the shortlist and picked 5 intriguing extension projects to share with you that really go to demonstrate the scope of what can be achieved within a home renovation.

Gellatly Road, Delve

This single storey extension to a Victorian terraced house in south London was created on a budget, with clever cost-saving material ideas, such as using exposed plywood to save on plastering and decorating costs.

What we love most about it? Large bi-fold doors have been combined with banquette seating to make a space that blurs the lines between indoors and out, but also retains functionality no matter what time of year.