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Extensions: Things You Should Keep In Mind

Are you thinking about creating an extension on your home? this is one of the best ways to create extra space or additional rooms in your home. Here is some information on extensions you should think about.

Rear Extensions  

A rear extension extends from the rear of your house into the garden space. It’s a great option for someone that’s wanting to extend their kitchen or have an open floor plan. 

Side Return  

A side return extension is an extension that is built at the side of your home. This extension can make your home look larger. 

Wrap around extensions  

A wrap around extension is a rear and side return extension combined together making a large space. If you cannot decide between one or the other, why not have both! 


A double-storey extension gives you additional living space and an extra bedroom upstairs. The advantage to this is that you get double the space but it doesn’t double the cost. Normally a double-storey only cots around 50-60% more than a single-storey. 

Things You Should Think About Before Starting Any Extension  

Will adding an extension to your home increase the value? 

Constructing this project will add value to your home, it has been known to raise the value by 5-15%. How expensive the build is depending on the value. How much the value will be depends on:  

  • The quality of the work 
  • What additional rooms you’ve created 
  • Is it modern?  

Have you got enough budget? 

Having a realistic budget is very important. Without a budget there’s no project. While many know about the material and labourer fees people often don’t know or forget about these hidden fees such as: 

  • Legal fees  
  • Stamp duty and land tax 
  • Measured surveys 
  • Architecture fees 
  • Structural engineer fees 
  • Planning application fees 
  • Building regulation fees 
  • Warranty  
  • Services  
  • Waste removal 
  • External works 

There will most likely be more fees that will come along with it, so make sure your prepared. 

Do you have permitted development rights? 

Permitted development allows you to extend your home without planning permission. There is a number of guidelines your project will need to follow and not every home will come under those guidelines, meaning they will need a full planning application. Here are some of the projects you can build under permitted development if your home qualifies: 

  • Rear extension  
  • Side return  
  • Two-storey
  • Garage conversion 
  • Loft conversion  
  • Annexe 
  • New additional storey  

You still need to be aware that if you decide to do a complex project it could become a chance that you may need a full planning application. It depends on the work you decide to do. 

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Everything there is to know about wraparound extensions

A wraparound extension is a great way to add space to the rear of the house for an open-plan design. Here’s what you need to know.  

What is a wraparound extension?  

Wraparound extensions are essentially a hybrid of side and rear extensions which form an L-shape at the back of the property. By maximising the space to the side and extending to the rear, the wraparound extension gives you an impressive extension that will transform how you live.  

Why choose a wraparound extension?  

With this type of extension, you can extend into the side alley of your house, if you have one. Meaning you won’t have to extend that far into your garden, which is ideal for people who have a small outside area.  

Here are some other advantages of an L-shape extension: 

  • Opens up your kitchen area 
  • Brings more light into your home 
  • Plenty of design options 
  • Allows better connection to the garden 
  • Allows space for new rooms.  

Would you need planning permission?  

It is likely that you would need planning permission for a wraparound extension. While a small side return extension and a rear extension may be possible under permitted development, there might be restrictions for joining them together.  

Permitted development rules that would apply to both the side and rear elements of wraparound extensions include: 

  • You can extend a detached property by 8m to the rear if it’s a single-storey extension. (6m for a semi or terraced house) 
  • An extension must not result in more than half the garden being covered 
  • Side extensions can only be single storey with a maximum height of 4m and a width no more than half of the original building.  

How much do they cost?  

There is no set price for a wraparound extension because every project is different and the costs vary. Averagely in London, you are looking at paying around £75,000 to £145,000, and outside of London, you can expect to pay £60,000 to £120,000.  

A few factors which will vary the prices are:  

  • Materials used. Some materials are more expensive to build with, due to their quality and accessibility.  
  • Structural work. The more structural work you have for your project will increase the construction budget.  
  • Contractors. Individual contractors are cheaper. However, they can be slower without the access to additional resources and relationships that you would like larger companies.  
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