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Wrap around house extension

A wrap around extension is the perfect way to combine the benefits of extending your home to the side and rear. Transform the way you live by utilising the land your home sits on. Whatever your plans for your new enlarged ground floor — wow-factor kitchen, designated utilities hideaway, or bigger and better lounge — you’ll have greater room to spread out in style.

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Wrap around house extension types

Do you live in a detached house, semi-detached property or terraced building? The style of your home will have the biggest impact on what options are available for expanding.

The most choice comes with properties that have the biggest gap surrounding them, without being attached to neighbours. In a detached house there’s the possibility of adding on all round, with two side returns linking up with the rear to make a U-shape.

That’s not to say there aren’t plenty of ideas for all kinds of dwellings. An L-shape single storey wrap around extension is popular in densely populated cities like London, where many homes were built with a rear addition in the Victorian period/early 1900s.

This existing shape means there’s an unused side alley considered “dead space”. By making use of this area with a side-return extension linking up with a rear addition, homeowners can utilise their land without sacrificing too much garden — a precious commodity in London.

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Why choose a wrap around

Homeowners with an unused area adjacent to the back have many reasons for taking their living area out to the side whilst also pushing rearwards at the same time. We’ve touched on the garden subject, and that’s a major consideration.

The benefit of opening up your house in this way is you don’t use up as much greenery. As most people who go down this route use the new, larger room as a kitchen diner, it’s the perfect way to bridge the gap between the outdoors and indoors. Getting bifold doors further helps this connection with the outside. Skylights bring more light inside too.

Uses for space

How can you utilise your extra footage? Ideas include:

  • Kitchen/diner: impressive hub of the home always been your dream? Make room for a huge dining table, multiple cabinets, standout island, double oven range cooker, comfortable seating and television.
  • Dedicated utilities cubby: hose down the dog, store muddy wellington boots/bicycles/pushchairs, keep laundry out of sight with washing machine/tumble dryer tucked away, put extra freezer out there.
  • Useful downstairs WC/bathroom: must-have for big families, potty training, visitors, older relatives needing easy access to shower facilities.
  • Kids’ playroom: declutter main lounge from toys, ride-on bikes, arts/crafts kit, Lego, action figures, dolls/prams, chalkboards, footballs etc with a separate child-friendly.

Wrap around extension cost

The price you pay depends on the size and finish, but there are ballpark figures you can work from, to help with your wrap around extension plans. These kinds of projects usually cost from £60,000.

To get an even better insight into your personal situation, multiply the measurements of what you want to add by £1,500-£2,500 per metre squared. Don’t forget optional extras, like aluminium bi-fold/sliding doors. Their cost starts at £1,000 per one linear metre.

Contact us here at Fittra Construction to discuss your plans for extending, and we’ll be happy to provide a free consultation.

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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!!!”

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The property was completely rebranded with organic and rustic designs, infiltrated with contemporary features. A full refurbishment, rear extension and L-shaped dormer transformed this house. All the natural light you can see in the rear extension is thanks to the floor-to-ceiling sliding doors and aluminium skylights. As for comfort, there are walk in showers, wet underfloor […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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