What is a rear house extension?
A rear house extension is a property conversion that is constructed outwards from the back of your property. Mostly this will be built and extend into your garden area. The total cost of your particular extension will depend on numerous different factors such as, how big of a construction project that you have in mind, the professional costs and extent of those services involved in the building process, the quality of materials that you choose and what you intend to use the extension for.
Rear extensions can be constructed as either single storey or double storey depending on your personal requirements. The most favoured and popular that we build are the single-storey extension variety, and sometimes combined with a side return to form a wrap around type extension. These rear extensions can offer homeowners some much-needed expansion to their ground floor living space. It could create a totally new room for a specific purpose or extend one of your existing downstairs rooms. With property prices always on the increase, then a rear extension to your property can offer great value as opposed to moving home and all the expense and headache that can incur. You also have the added benefit of adding some substantial value to your house and improve the quality of your lifestyle.
A single storey rear extension can typically be cheaper than adding on a second story if there's not enough room for an additional floor. Also extending forwards into what was once just a garden space might mean planning permission needs to be obtained which could result in increased costs. A two-storey back addition would work better with many properties as their gardens are usually quite small anyway so doubling up by using all that available land makes sense! The only downside of doing this though is that you'll soon need to think about stairs for the second storey extension..
Types of rear extensions
What will you use your extra space for?
There are various types and styles to consider when extending your house, including two-storey extensions which allow for extra living space for bedrooms. A single-storey extension can provide an additional bathroom or kitchen as well as a bedroom if needed. If you want the added security of a separate entrance then this is also possible, just make sure that there's enough room on the driveway to cater for this. There are many designs available such as garages and outhouses, however, it is important to ensure they comply with local regulations before proceeding with construction. Fortunately, because we have experience in all areas of residential property development (including refurbishment), our team will be able to give you practical advice on the best design for your particular style of property.
Single or two storey extension?
A single-storey rear extension can typically be cheaper than adding on a second story if there's not enough room for an additional floor. Also extending forwards into what was once just a garden space might mean planning permission needs to be obtained which could result in increased costs. A two-storey back addition would work better with many properties as their gardens are usually quite small anyway so doubling up by using all that available land makes sense! The only downside of doing this though is that you'll soon need to think about stairs for the second storey extension..
Rear extension and side return combination
A rear extension is very often combined with a side return extension, a good solution is to extend out to the rear of your home and further into the garden. If you have a sufficiently-sized garden this can be a fantastic option. This will work as long as you meet all the set out permitted development requirements, you are allowed an extension up to 6 meters to the rear of a terraced house without the need to apply for any planning permission. There are lots of advantages and ideas for rear extensions to terraced houses that can really change your downstairs everyday liveable space at your home. Talk to us about your ideas, and we can work with you in building your dream home.
If you are considering adding on to your house with a rear extension then it's important to consider how much space you have at the back of your property. If there is any part that may be in danger of encroaching on someone else's land (which could make them unhappy and could also lead to legal trouble) then talk this over with the neighbours before proceeding, because although they've let their boundaries hem in yours for years now, no-one likes being squeezed out.
Victorian house rear extensions
Victorian homes have a charm that is unmatched by other types of housing. They are well suited for renovation, and the majority offer period details such as authentic architectural features and affordability; unfortunately, some drawbacks exist with Victorian houses like smaller rooms in the back end of these properties because they were built narrow to conserve heating costs during their era when coal was used instead of natural gas or electricity. Fortunately, it’s nearly always possible to overcome this drawback through a rear house extension project that can add more light into dark kitchens on top floor levels.
Budget options for extending your home with a rear extension.
How can I extend my house cheaply?... Orangery or conservatory additions are always an option! They will give you more living space and help to increase the value of your property too. If you have enough room at the back, it could be worth considering this as well because they’re cheaper in terms of building costs than other types of rear extensions
Rear extension for a bungalow
When you are living in a small space, it can be difficult to find new ways of increasing that space. A rear bungalow extension is the perfect solution for those who want more room inside and better views outside. An extension not only provides your home with an extra bedroom or dining area, but could also create an open floor plan without losing any outdoor scenery and bring the outside in. Just imagine a Velux type roof window and bi-folding doors opening out onto your garden, a fantastic combination! that can bring in lots of natural light and possibly add some sufficient value to your bungalow.
If you are thinking about having a rear extension added to your home in the near future and need help with the architectural design, then we can fully recommend a panel of architects, should you be in need of their services beforehand.
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