Adding a large extension

Adding a two storey extension to a detached house including a complete house refurbishment and a loft conversion.

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The design

A two-storey extension to a detached house.

The budget

£200,000, including a complete house refurbishment and a loft conversion.

The brief

To modernise the dilapidated property and extend to create a desirable large, family home.

Ben Parsons of Ben Parsons Design ( explains how the brief was achieved:

‘Having been abandoned for several years, the existing building was in a terrible state. It was stripped back to the shell for assessment before significant repair work was undertaken and new work could start. The exterior was updated with grey, aluminium-framed windows, oak cladding and metal rainwater goods, including the guttering.

‘The house was heavily insulated throughout and made as airtight as possible. A substantial loft suite was created, accessed from a glass and oak staircase in the entrance hall. Rooflights were introduced throughout to give an airy and light feel to the house.

‘The existing house was transformed from having three bedrooms and two reception rooms to being a five bedroom, three-bathroom property with, a study, living/dining and family room, plus a ground-floor kitchen, with an aligned stone terrace and landscaped gardens to the rear.’

In the gallery: Modern materials, such as wood cladding and aluminium, have transformed the neglected property.