Rear Extensions in Lancashire

Rear extensions in Lancashire can transform a home, creating more space at the back of the house and opening it up to the garden. A rear extension is a great solution for terraced houses or for properties that do not have a side return. However, if you do have a side return you can combine a side return extension with a rear extension and maximise the space you have available with a wrap-around extension.

Double Storey Rear Extension

If you have a growing family and you don’t want to move to a new house – a double story rear extension in Lancashire may be what you need to gain the extra square footage you crave. Whether you want to add an extra bedroom, build a large open plan kitchen-diner or create a much-needed study, a double story extension offers flexible space for you and your family. You don’t even need a whole house to be able to achieve extra space with a double story extension. Elliot and Laura from Lancashire opted to add a double-storey rear extension to their one-bed duplex flat. In ten weeks, their builder transformed their modest one bed flat into a two-bed apartment. During the build, the builders added a new kitchen diner and bathroom as well as a new second bedroom that connected to the garden with bi-folding doors. To ensure that the new kitchen diner on the second floor was not dark and pokey they installed a skylight that let in plenty of natural light – giving this space a welcoming and airy feel.

Rear Extension Ideas

Whether you live in a ground floor apartment, a terraced house, a detached property, a semi-detached or a period home, rear extensions in Lancashire can be a great way to add more space to your house. All homeowners use the space created by a rear extension differently. Some have opted to create a large open plan living space that incorporates a kitchen, dining area and lounge, while others have chosen to use the space to give them a utility room as well as a large family kitchen. However, you plan on using the space, rear extensions in Lancashire will not only change your home for the better, it can also transform your home life.

Rear Extension Ideas: Single Storey

Single story rear extensions in Lancashire add extra square footage to your house on the ground floor. Typically, less expensive than a double story extension, single-story extensions are ideal for kitchen extensions. They also have the benefit of opening up the back of the property and create a seamless flow into the garden. Our members design every extension to suit you and your property’s needs and use clever design tricks such as light wells and skylights to let in as much light as possible and have created customised storage solutions to make every square inch of space work for you and your family.

Rear Extension Bifold Doors

Bi-folding doors help to open up a rear extension to your garden, giving you an indoor-outdoor living experience. This makes entertaining with rear house extension a doddle, especially when it comes to summer barbeques and garden parties, allowing guests to move easily between your garden and kitchen. Outside of the summer months, bi-folding doors also help to keep heat in the house, while also letting in as much natural light as possible.

A Full Design & Build Extension Service

We all know that space comes at a premium in Lancashire and moving can be a hassle. One way to get the extra living space you need is to improve, not move. Generally, adding a rear extension to your Lancashire property can be relatively straightforward. Depending on where your property is located, and as long as it’s within permitted development, you don’t always need planning permission for a rear extension. However, you may need to apply for planning permission if your house is listed, located in a conservation area or has exceeded its permitted development. Members of the Lancashire Building Network will help guide you through the planning process and ensure your plans fit in with any planning restrictions.

Contact Lancashire Building Network

The cost of building rear extensions in Lancashire entirely depends on what you’re looking to achieve. Single story extensions cost less than double story extension. Wrap-around extensions, where you are combining a rear extension with a side return can be more costly than a conventional rear extension. Contact us today to ask any questions or to arrange a free, no obligation survey and quotation.