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  • Our kitchen extension has made such a difference; we can now all sit down together and eat as a family.

    Penny, Worksop

  • Extending over the garage has given me a master bedroom with a walk in wardrobe and

    Emma, Nottingham

  • Extending the back of our property has really opened up our house. Not only inside but outside as well.

    Karl, Shardlow

Extension Excellence

Don’t want the hassle of moving house? An extension can be the perfect solution to meet your current living requirements.

Building an extension to your home can be a great way of meeting the demands of your living requirements, without having the expense and hassle of selling your home and finding a new one.

An extension to your property can add anything from 5 to 15% value to your home, as well as creating extra living space for your family such as dining room, playroom or bedroom.

Type of Improvement Added Value to property
Extension - large kitchen / family room into garden area 15%
Extension - adding floor space 12%
Extension - extra bedroom by adding floor space (2 bed to 3 bed) 12%
Extension - extra bedroom by adding floor space (3 bed to 4 bed) 8%
Alterations - extra bedroom without adding floor space 6%
Adding an extra bathroom or en-suite 5%
Garage - detached or integrated 7-14%
Loft Conversion - extra bedroom and en-suite 21%

Source: Published survey by The Nationwide Building Society – January 2012


Every extension is custom designed just for you. During your first appointment with RJH we will discuss your requirements and help you establish the best way to extend your home and maximise your living area. We will take accurate measurements to identify all of the important considerations and build them into the design.

Some helpful tips to help you get started with your home extension:

  • Decide roughly what you want to achieve from your extension and do some research on what is possible. One of the best ways to do this is to look up your road and see what else has been done on similar properties.
  • When considering the options for your extension it’s key to consider the ‘look and feel’ of your existing home. Look at what features of your existing home are most prominent?
  • Consider the shape of and structure of your roof and look at what building materials have been used and whether or not you want to use similar materials for continuity or different materials to create a contrast.
  • Also take into consideration how you might match up new doors and new windows.
  • Have a budget in mind as this will help you understand what is possible for that amount – this way you will end up with a project that meets your expectations.
  • An architect can draw up your plans which will be required for planning permission and/or building regulations approval. RJH will manage this process for you and if planning is required it usually takes around 8 – 12 weeks to turn around.
  • There are many different types of extensions and RJH will help you choose the right one for your home. See our glossary for more information or if you have any questions please do not hesitate to give us a call.