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Rear extensions

Rear home extensions are one of the most in-demand building works for good reason. Many people want to expand their living space towards the garden, creating a bigger cooking/eating hub, adding in a handy downstairs WC, or tucking in a useful utilities room. Is it time to make your London home bigger? Here are the main factors to consider in your plans.

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Cost of rear extension in London

  • From £35,000
  • £1,500-£2,500 p/m²
  • Bifolds = £1,000 p/metre

Understandably one of the main questions about rear extensions is the cost. Prices increase as sizes increase, with high-spec finishes naturally pushing the figure up. The great news, however, is that this style of project is usually the cheapest compared to side return, wrap around and double storey options.

An average cost of £35,000 is what you’re looking at. Get more specific by working out the total area you want. Multiply that figure by £1,500-£2,500 per square metre. Installing sliding/bifold doors puts an extra £1,000 per linear metre onto the total.

While it’s true you get what you pay for, it’s good practice to shop around and compare quotes, so you feel confident you’re getting value for money. Going for the cheapest quote isn’t always the best idea — customer reviews, testimonials and experience all count for a lot.

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Rear extensions designs

Ready for the exciting part? It’s the designs that make all the difference. Work with your construction company to achieve the look that works with the style of your London home as well as your practical requirements.

Your plans need a balance of practicality (where’s the pipework?) and finesse (which countertop goes best with which cabinets?). Experienced designers know how to strike the right balance, keeping your project on budget while maintaining the look. Questions to ask:

  • Plumbing location
  • Drainage considerations
  • Flooring: vinyl, laminate, tiles, stone, carpet, parquet, exposed boards?
  • Internal walls: plastered, painted, wallpapered, exposed brick?
  • Windows: PVCu, skylights, lantern style, aluminium, sash?
  • Doors: air/aluminium, timber, PVCu, solidor composite, bifold, sliding, hinged?

How to use the space

  • Kitchen/diner
  • Lounge
  • Playroom
  • Bathroom
  • Utility cubby

State-of-the-art kitchens are often placed in rear house extensions, with bi-folds opening onto gardens to seamlessly connect inside with outside. Lounges can also be positioned here, though, so ensure you explore all options before settling on favourites.

Next question: how will you divide the area? Consider whether one large room suits best, or multiple rooms work better. Stud walls are easy to install, creating dedicated utilities nooks, bike stores, dog washing stations or children’s play areas.

Confused? That’s what experts are for. Talk through your plans with Fittra Construction. We’ve got 10 years’ experience helping people just like you extend their house in just the right way. Get in touch today for a free consultation and soon your dreams will become a reality.

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Maidenhead

The work that Fittra did for me was a full house renovation – this did not include any new build or extension work but it did include moving a number of internal load bearing walls and extending external openings to install large sliding doors. The work was reasonably complex structurally as the upper floor is steel beam and concrete block construction. Externally all windows and doors were changed, guttering and fascias were changed and a new tiled deck constructed to give an outside/inside feel. Internally, walls were moved, new door openings created or widened to give a modern open plan look and feel.Read More

Ealing

“Fittra completed a rear extension, loft conversion and full refurbishment of our house in Ealing late last year. This included new bathrooms, heating system (including underfloor heating), electrics and plumbing. When obtaining quotes, Fittra’s prices were in the middle of the three companies who came back to us with costs, but the fact that it was fully itemised (unlike the other costs we received) gave us piece of mind that we knew exactly what we were getting for our money. “Read More

Wandsworth

“Can’t speak highly enough of Fittra and the job they did. They completed a rear extension, side return and loft extension and pretty much a full refurbishment of our house and garden in SW London. They not only did an incredible job, but they were also great to work with too. Vadym and Ivan’s team were incredibly efficient and hardworking and really amenable and collaborative. I have recommended them to a few friends subsequently, and will continue to do so.”

Hanwell, New build

Team at Fittra possesses all the attributes necessary to be an excellent contractor: they know their market extremely well; they are diligent, responsive, and yet very understanding with their clients. They are very professional and offer cost saving alternatives when possible. The thing that has impressed me the most is the professionalism, knowledge and helpfulness of all the workers.

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Isleworth

“We did our house fully renovation last year July 2019 – December 2019 with Fittra. We are very pleased with the results – our new kitchen (rear extension with lantern roof light), loft conversion, hardwood flooring, underfloor heating, tiling and etc.. Ivan and his team are truly professional. They finished the job with timely manner and customer satisfaction. Their breakdown quotes are easy to understand and easy to work with. We are highly recommended for Ivan, Igor and the team. Great job!!!”

OUR PROJECTS
Maidenhead
Maidenhead

This refurbishment project was absolutely thrilling to accomplish, with a solid team of interior designers and a delightful, intelligible client. Although the 1980s house was structurally complex, with heavy concrete planks in the original structure, as opposed to traditional wood, our team managed to support the existing structures and integrate new features to modernise the […]

Richmond renovation
Richmond renovation

This classic 1960s house in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames required modernisation through a complete renovation.We worked closely with the client to create a new contemporary space that gave the residents more space and improved facilities while seamlessly blended in with the local area.

Ealing
Ealing

This project focused on renovating the terraced house by adding a rear extension and converting the loft. Two large skylights were installed to brighten up the living area and a new bedroom with en-suite shower created on the top floor. The extension added space to the side and rear of the property; this allowed for […]

Wandsworth
Wandsworth

The client chose us for this Wandsworth property to complete a house renovation, an L-shape dormer loft conversion as well as a wraparound ground floor extension. Open plan kitchen was created to maximise the living space and modern design gave it a gorgeous look. Our team added new sky lights over the kitchen island to […]

Wandsworth House
Wandsworth House

We provided design, engineering, construction and project management on this exciting renovation in the London Borough of Wandsworth. The project consisted of a two-storey extension, a brand new, bespoke open plan kitchen; new windows throughout, a new bathroom, stairway, complete plumbing and electrical, and enhanced lighting throughout and a rear-facing bay window.

Hanwell, New build
Hanwell, New build

We completed this substantial and ambitious new build in march 2019. With a large rear garden and extensive parking, the home makes perfect use of its natural space. A bespoke kitchen, with direct access to the garden, is one of the home’s standout features, as are the luxury bathrooms. The first floor features three spacious […]

East Sheen
East Sheen

This project includes a spectacular kitchen installation with a new dining and living area, which is as modern as it is welcoming in its design. We paid close attention to the layout to achieve a spacious, crisp and immaculate area. During the heat of lockdown, the client expressed concerns over staying safe from COVID-19, so […]

Isleworth
Isleworth

The client decided on full renovation of this detached bungalow. Our team built a rear extension with lantern roof light and converted the attic into the living space. They also added 2 new bathrooms to the property, installed underfloor heating throughout the house, changed the entire plumbing and rewired all electric systems. During the final […]

Acton
Acton

We recently completed the full refurbishment of this stunning home in Acton, West London. The extensive project included a brand new open plan kitchen with natural light coming from a huge bespokely designed skylight.   The project also included a new loft dormer, a completely new roof, two bathrooms, brand new electrics and a state-of-the-art […]

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