How Much Does It Cost To Build An Extension?

Posted by Tim Foster on May 17, 2022 2:23:29 PM

This is often the first question we get asked! We understand every client wants to receive quality and value so we’ve put together this guide to help you plan for costs, and gain familiarity with the variables which affect price.

We recommend budgeting between £2'000 - £3'000 per square metre. Obviously, there is quite a difference here, however this covers both single and double height structures, options for building materials and the amount of glazing incorporated etc.

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Topics: Extensions

9 Stunning Contemporary House Extension Design Ideas

Posted by Tim Foster on Feb 11, 2022 1:32:06 PM

If you happen to be in the market for a house extension right now and are looking for something a bit more innovative and creative than those brick and glass single storey extensions that most of your friends seem to have signed up to, then take a look at some of the following house extension design ideas. We can’t take credit for these particular examples – which were all designed by other architects – but it does illustrate the possibilities for an extension when you work with an architectural designer like BDS.

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Topics: Extensions

Move House Or Extend – What’s Involved? -

Posted by Tim Foster on Oct 18, 2021 5:23:08 PM

Moving into a new home can give you a fresh start, but what if you’ve always loved the home you’ve lived in? There are two main ways that you can get more space in your home and start anew; either decide to move house or extend your existing home. Each option comes with advantages and disadvantages, ranging from relative costs to property space. Below are some of the most important things to consider to help you choose whether you should move house or extend your property.

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Topics: Extensions

Why Choose a Designer that is Involved in the Whole Process of House Extension

Posted by BDS Architecture on Oct 8, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If you are planning a house extension, you may be wondering at what stage to include a designer in the project. There are many benefits to choosing a designer that is involved with the whole process of the house extension, some of which we outline below…

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, planning permission

Where To Start With A Home Office Extension

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Sep 14, 2020 10:56:49 AM

At the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many offices were shut and employees were forced to quickly adapt to working from home. While at first many employees found that chaotic, people soon adapted to remote working and discovered the benefits of working from home. For this reason, the demand for home offices has significantly risen in the UK, as many people wish to continue working from home for the long-term. In this blog post, we explain where to start with a house extension for a home office and outline the important things you must consider before you begin to build your home office.

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Topics: Extensions, Home office

How To Increase Space When Working From Home

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Aug 13, 2020 11:00:00 AM

With most offices closed for months as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, homeworking has quickly become the norm. Even as businesses begin to reopen, this looks set to continue. Recent surveys suggest that the majority of UK office workers now favour either a partial or complete switch to homeworking, with many reluctant to give up their newfound flexibility and escape from the daily commute.

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Topics: Extensions, Home office

Common Complaints Of Poor Quality Drawings

Posted by Rebecca Foster on Jul 6, 2020 10:45:00 AM

If you are thinking about improving your home, such as adding a single-storey extension to the rear of your property or extending your garage, then you will need architectural drawings. These drawings will be used by a range of different professionals including builders, electricians and plumbers.

This is why it is vital that they are clear, concise and accurate.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, Residential Architecture

Single Storey Extension Roof Design Ideas

Posted by Tim Foster on Jun 10, 2020 1:14:00 PM

If you’ve decided to extend your home, you will need to consider precisely how you’re going to roof your new space. It’s time to get inspired with our single-storey extension roof design ideas!

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, Residential Architecture, extension with a view, Maximise Lighting, Single Storey Extension

Can’t Afford To Relocate? Here Are Three Budget Home Improvements

Posted by Tim Foster on Jun 5, 2020 1:13:00 PM

As anyone who has ever moved house will be well aware, the process of relocating can be arduous and stressful, not to mention expensive. The logistics of uprooting your life and your family can be very complex, particularly if it involves moving further away from the workplaces, schools or universities that you or loved ones regularly attend.

Selling your current home can also be very difficult, requiring hours of labour negotiating with buyers and ensuring that your property is in a clean and saleable state for viewings. The cost of moving can also quickly add up when you start to factor in costs such as estate agent fees, mover and storage services, and any modifications you will need to make for your new property.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, Residential Architecture, renovation, Two Storey Extension, Single Storey Extension

Is It Worth Extending Your Home?

Posted by Rebecca Foster on May 28, 2020 1:04:12 PM


Space can be limited in the average UK home. Whether it’s down to a growing family, your interior aspirations or simply catering for your tastes, a bigger house or property is the goal for many homeowners. But while moving into a pre-existing, larger property is a solution for some, for others leaving your first home – or ‘forever house’ – can be a challenge. That’s where extensions come in, providing an ideal way to expand your space while keeping all your comforts close to home.

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Topics: Architectural Designer, Extensions, Residential Architecture, extension with a view, new house design, Loft Conversion, barn conversion

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