This was quite a brief project, taking a mere 12 weeks to complete from start to finish. When you skim through the gallery photographs, you can see why. Whereas most extensions are to the rear of the property this client chose to extend sideways. In effect, what would have been a small side alley between house and boundary, is now his new extension. It’s not an uncommon decision. Frankly, a lot of houses in urban areas simply don’t have the room to the rear of the property. If they do, then it can often contain a garden that our clients don’t want to get rid of, especially if they have kids.A side extension is good compromise, as it still adds plenty of room to the property, albeit from a different direction.
Constructing a side extension is no more difficult than extending the front of back of the house. That said, it does require a little more attention at the design stage. It was important to the client that this new addition didn’t look as though it had just been tacked on to the building.We decided to add the little porch / vestibule at the front of the property to solve this. While it meant more work for us – especially when it came to the roof – it was an elegant solution. The new roof extended over the front of the property to also cover the vestibule. This made the whole thing look like a single, cohesive unit, which is just what our client wanted.
A major issue with a side extension is the neighbours. While any building work can cause disruption, side extensions are more blatant. Your property is literally inching ever closer to theirs. Our team of workers are always polite and courteous to your neighbours, keeping our noise levels to a minimum.
Yes, just like the TARDIS, you’d be hard-pressed to believe that the inside belonged to the outside of this extension. Just take a look through the comparison photographs. Those few extra feet have make all the difference. The deliberate combination of space and light have made the interior seem much larger than before. It’s not an illusion either. While we have maximised the extra space, it’s all completely usable.
Are you restricted in how far back you can extend your property? Could a sideways build be the answer to your space problem? Why not give CP Developments Ltd a call today on 0151 345 6774 to arrange a consultation with one of our designers?