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Single Storey/Rear Extension

Opens up a house and connects it with the garden, is constructed at the rear or on the side of the house.

Double or Multi-storey Extension

Serves to enlarge the existing space on upper floors and can even add an extra room

Sunroom extension

With large areas of glazing, but with a conventional insulated roof and typically one insulated wall

Garage Extension

Turns a garage into living space and avoids losing the garden space.

Transformative Extension

Can become a part of an overall redesign scheme that completely transforms your home’s appearance

Side Return Extension

Stretches your home into an alleyway at the side of your house.

Wrap-around Extension

A side return extension combined with a rear extension.

House Extensions

House Extensions and New Build in Glasgow areas

Adding a house extension to your home is a very good idea and straightforward value creation you may recoup in your increased property value. If you have not yet extended your house to the back or side, why not go ahead, it will certainly give you more space to move around your home, will most probably double the kitchen or living room and also increase the total value of your property, should you sell or let in the future.

Add an extension to your house (Last updated: 30 May 2018)

If you want to add an extension to your house, you should first check if you need to apply for planning permission.

Permitted development

You don't need to apply for planning permission if the extension meets certain rules. This is called 'permitted development'.

The rules for permitted development depend on how many storeys (levels) your extension will have.

Single-storey House

Extensions

If your house extension will have one storey, you don't need planning permission as long as:

  • it's located at the back of the house

  • it doesn't go back further than 3 metres if it's a terraced house, or 4 metres if it isn't

  • the height of the eaves (where the wall meets the roof) is no higher than 3 metres

  • it's not higher than 4 metres, including sloping roofs

  • it doesn't cover more floor area than your house does

  • it doesn't take up half the 'curtilage' – the grounds behind your home

  • it isn't within a conservation area

Multi-storey House Extensions

If your house extension will have more than one storey, you don't need planning permission for it as long as:

  • it's located at the back of the house

  • there's at least 10 metres between the extension and the boundaries of your grounds

  • it isn't higher than your house (excluding chimneys)

  • it doesn't cover more floor area than your original house does

  • it doesn't take up half the 'curtilage' – the grounds behind your home

  • it isn't within a conservation area

                              Architectural Services 

If your project requires planning or building warrant advise we would recommend discussing this with a register Architect.  We work in partnership with A10 Architects Ltd delivering various projects from new builds, house extensions, loft conversions and refurbishments where A10 Architects Ltd can provide simple advise to full contract administration to assist in the completion of your project.

House extension Type

Not every house, even one recently built, meets the needs of its owners. They may have a desire to change something: not only repaint the walls or rearrange the furniture but also make a redesign of the house by extending it and enlarging the living environment.

So if you need more space and have decided to extend your home, you must choose what type of extension you would like to have: