Extensions and Alterations

In the current economic climate a lot of people are deciding to improve rather than move. This is fantastic news for us as we really enjoy working on extensions and alterations to existing dwellings! We feel as Architects we can bring much more to these projects than many ‘plan drawers’ and you may get a pleasant surprise when you learn that our fees may not even be much higher.

As Architects we are trained to think about much more than just drawing a box onto the side or rear of your house! We will take the time to sit down with you to try and establish exactly what you want to achieve with the extension. Are there problems with the way the existing house works? What do you want the alterations and/or extension to do for you? We will consider a whole range of things from sun light and views to how the new spaces will link to the existing and will also consider how the spaces will grow and adapt as your family grows and changes. A good extension will be an investment and if well considered will add substantial value to your property.

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Not only will we make sure the extension is sustainable and insulated to a high standard but we will also take the opportunity to discuss with you other simple, cost effective improvements you could make to improve the energy efficiency of your home. We fully understand that budgets may have a major say in what you can build and we will work with your to maximise what you have and crucially ensure that you will be able to complete the job and do not end up living in a building site as the money has run out. If you wish us to we can help you find a builder, get prices for the work and even supervise on site.

We genuinely enjoy working on extensions as it gives great job satisfaction to know that something you have designed has made a massive difference to families and their lives.

Please feel free to have a look at some of our recently completed extensions:

Traditional Family Room – a relatively small extension that made a big improvement to a small semi-detached house on a main road.

Modern Sun Room and Home Office – a very modern, high end, bespoke extension to a rural dwelling.

Modern Family Room – the creation of a large open plan kitchen – dining – family room in a recently built housing development.

An Extra Bedroom – our own extension recently completed to accommodate a growing family and integrating solar panels to improve our energy efficiency.

Alterations and Improvements – the addition of a utility room and downstairs toilet and complete overhaul of an existing rural cottage.

If you are considering an extension please feel free to contact us. We will gladly arrange to call out and meet with you for a completely free no obligation chat.