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Different Types of Single Storey Extensions


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During these times of economic uncertainty that we live in, and, in any time of economic uncertainty, moving houses can be problematic.


Therefore, this prospective challenge of moving a house in difficult economic times leads to alternative ways that provide to stay in the current location while expanding the space.


Building a single-storey extension is one of these alternative solutions that expands the space whilst adding value to the house.


Building an extension is usually is done to open up more places in your house, but also it helps to bring in the natural outside world into your home and create a different kind of ambiance.


To scrap the dark and gloomy feeling, it might be useful to use glass sliding windows and doors in your extension. In the end, it helps the entrance of the natural light and cool breeze, and it creates a sophisticated space in your house. Therefore, the extensions enable you to make your house look inviting and cozy at a cost that is relatively lower than changing your house overall.


The single-storey extension can be built in various ways that depend on the space available and the position of the extension that is planned to be built. According to these factors stated, the single-storey extension has the following types:

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Side Extensions: Side extensions are the most common type of extension that is built around the house.


Depending on the position in which the extension is built it is divided into two types: Side extensions which are the extensions that are built at one side of an existing house.

Rear Extensions: Which are the extensions that are built at the rear end of the house.

Wrap-around Extensions: Which are also known as the L-shaped single-storey extensions, are the combination of both the side and rear extensions.


They are built by incorporating the rear and side extensions around the same house.

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Garage Conversions: Garage conversions are the type of extensions that the existing but unused garages are transformed into an extension of the house due to adding extra space without using the beneficial space that is available for gardening.


However, garage conversions might be challenging and restrictive since it depends on where the garage is located.


With Studio20Architects’ assistance, you can come up with innovative ideas that overcome the restrictions and challenges when converting the garage into liveable and cozy places such as kitchen extensions, living room extensions, and utility rooms.

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Sunroom Conversions: Sunroom conversions are the type of extensions that are built in a way to benefit the natural light in the most maximum utilization and optimization.


Sunroom conversions are very beneficial extensions since having a roof usually aids to keep the heat from the sun out of the room and cool the place down, and connecting the place’s central heating with the rest of the house will provide the room to be heated in the winter in the desired temperature.

Outbuilding, Conservatories, and Orangery Conversions: Outbuildings, Conservatories, and Orangery conversions are mostly built at some distance from the house.


When more space is needed; outbuildings, conservatories, and orangery conversions are one of the best ways to build a single-storey extension that serves as an excellent means of connecting the house to such outbuildings.


By using a glass corridor or a wooden passage with windows, you can contribute not only the practicality but also the aesthetics of your house.


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