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Extending your home into your loft

Helping you extend and improve your home

Advice, Inspiration and Case Studies to help you make the most of your home

Installing stairs to a loft conversion
Installing stairs to a loft conversion

Case Study - What can you do with a loft full of truss rafters? Loft Conversion Project!

A case study on how one home owner converted his loft - even though it was full of truss rafters

Kitchen in a side extension
Kitchen in a side extension

Case Study - A side return kitchen extension

When Antonia and her family moved into their Edwardian semi-detached home in Winchester the kitchen was dark and dated but they saw it had potential.

Re-laying concrete floor
Re-laying concrete floor

Case Study - My Compliance with Building Regulations

A case study showing how one homeowner complied with building regulations when building a large extension

Cleaning up
Cleaning up

Case Study - How to save money on an extension or loft conversion project

It is easy to let the costs get out of control when having an extension or loft conversion. Find out how one home owner managed to keep his costs down when carrying out a large extension

Bathroom with a skylight
Bathroom with a skylight

Case study -adding a window to a bathroom

A case study describing why a homeowner decided to add a window to a bathroom and how he did it

Reliable Builders
Reliable Builders

Case Study - How to get on with your builder

Having a good working relationship with builders during a building project is vitally important. Find out how one home owner found the best way to work with his builders

hiring a builder
hiring a builder

Case Study - hiring a builder

A case study on how one owner decided which builders to use for his extension

Testing the wood burning stove
Testing the wood burning stove

Case study - wood burning stove or open fireplace?

A case study showing how one homeowner decided between a wood burning stove or an open fireplace

Finished garage conversion
Finished garage conversion

Case Study - Converting a garage and car port

A case study on how one home owner converted his garage and car port into an entertainment space

Updated bathroom
Updated bathroom

Case Study - updating a bathroom

A case study on how graphic designer Louise and Martin, an accountant, turned their “florid Victoriana” bathroom into a stylish, calm retreat.

Planning Approval
Planning Approval

Case Study - getting Planning Permission

A case study looking at what was involved in gaining planning permission for an extension

House with finished extension
House with finished extension

Case Study - Extending a 1960's property

A case study detailing what was involved in extending a 1960's property and making it look like new!

Should I hire an Architect?
Should I hire an Architect?

Case study - Should I hire an Architect?

A case study describing how one homeowner decided whether or not to use an Architect

The house with the finished extension
The house with the finished extension

Case Study - Should I move or should I extend

A case study showing the decision making process one home owner followed when trying decide whether to move or improve

Kitchen after redesign
Kitchen after redesign

Case Study - Kitchen Extension

When graphic designer Ian extended his four-bedroom detached house in Hampshire he turned the “small, cramped and dated” kitchen into a spacious kitchen-diner.  

Digging foundations
Digging foundations

Case Study - Foundations for an Extension

A case study covering the approach one home owner took to ensuring he had suitable foundations for a large extension

Removing a brick chimney
Removing a brick chimney

Case Study - Should I remove the chimney?

A case study describing how one home owner decided whether or not he should remove the chimney when having an extension done

Recycled Garden Shed
Recycled Garden Shed

Case Study - a New Garden Shed from Recycled Materials

A case study showing how one hone owner managed to reuse the leftovers from his home extension to build a garden shed

Completed Summer House
Completed Summer House

Case Study - Building a summer house

Case study describing how one couple made the most of their outdoor space with a Summer House