The rear extension is a new type of transformation for your existing household property. It is a way by which you can easily create excess space in the backside of your house. In some cases, people in the UK follow rear extension to open-up their homes toward the garden. Many such houses are originally terraced and they didn’t have a side return at the time of building them. For such houses, the rear extension is a powerful solution. Also, the houses with side return can also enjoy excess availability of space by opting for rear extension.
What are some modern rear extension ideas?
Planning to give your housing property a new attire with a modern rear extension? We’re pinpointing some ideas that you can explore.
Rear extension on a terraced house
Terraced houses were popular at the time. However, people living in this era are not comfortable with such houses anymore. They don’t fit with modern architecture. Largely because there’re too many small rooms where hardly any light enters. If you’re planning to give a new look to your terraced house so that both space and light can be maximized, rear house extension should be your choice.
This rear extension idea is both internally effective as well as externally tempting for your house. This type of rear extension comes with skylights and sliding doors. Hence, all parts of your home can witness natural light. The walls are also white painted under this type of rear extension, making room for natural light to bounce around the house. The ceiling of this type of a house is in vaulted form and this structure also contributes to the light maximization.
Flat roofed bungalow rear extension
If you’re planning on rear extension for your bungalow, this type of rear extension can be a proper fit. For bungalows, a rear extension is always the best option because they are built on large plots, and you’ve enough space to build a rear extension. Also, space maximization works for bungalows as well. A bungalow with rear extension can give a contemporary turnout to your property.
Crittall style rear extension
You must already know about the rising popularity of crittall style doors in the UK. Crittall style doors and windows can give your property an instant touch of style. So, try to merge your rear extension ideas with crittall style doors and windows and see the magic. The crittall style doors also look good from the inside and make your interiors look newer.
Double storey rear extension
Double storey rear extension is pretty common in the UK and it also gives your property a contemporary touch. It is wise to extend your ground floor and upstairs as a part of the property extension. People go for double storey rear extension because of the cost-effectiveness factor. Companies don’t charge you double the cost of ground-floor extension in this case. You may have to pay a maximum of 50% for the upstairs extension. Honestly, that’s a good deal.
Say, the ground floor rear extension has created some excess space. You can simply build a master bedroom on the first floor and can leave the rest of the space open. Such a type of double storey extension looks exceptionally stylish from the outside.
Single storey rear extension
Single storey extension is also something to opt for. You can get some excess space on the ground floor of your existing property. The best thing about single storey rear extension is that the backside of your home gets opened and you can use this excess space for gardening purposes.
Do you need permission for rear extension plans?
There’s no fixed answer to this question. Many councils based in the UK consider rear extension as a part of Permitted Development (PD). If your planned layout of rear extension falls under those councils and it satisfies all the PD rules and regulations, then you don’t need any permission. To make sure you know all the terms and conditions of PD, visit the website of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and download all necessary information pertinent to your council.
However, if your property plan does not fit with PD guidelines, you have to apply for a permit. Even though you can apply it yourself, it may not always work. Largely because you need proper drawings of your rear extension plan and for that, it is better to seek expert assistance. If your house is residing in one of the conservation areas of the UK, the PD guidelines won’t be effective. In that case, getting permission for a rear extension plan is necessary.
Another point that comes into question is informing your neighbors. Well, PD strictly states that informing neighbors is not mandatory. However, if you want to maintain a good social relationship with them, it is advised that you keep them aware.
How much does a rear extension cost?
There is no fixed cost of rear extension. You need to understand first about your necessities and then only the cost can be estimated. Evidently, single storey rear extension will cost lesser than a double storey rear extension. Hence, whenever more construction activities are involved or the selected design of your rear extension is complex, the cost is expected to rise and vice versa.
For single storey rear extension, you can expect an average cost of £40000 or above. On the contrary, for a double-storey rear extension, the cost can rise to £75000 or above. Some people also opt for a wrap-around extension and it costs in between the above two types of extensions. For such a type of rear extension, you may expect a cost of £55000 or higher. Please remember that none of the costs we stated above are fixed. If you add new activities they tend to rise.
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