REAR HOUSE EXTENSION IDEAS PHOTO GALLERY
By GOAStudio London residential architecture

Clad in brick or clad in timber.
Fully glazed or half glazed.
Timber frames or steel frames.
Round skylights or walk-on skylights.
Regular roofs or irregular roofs.
Choose a shape, any shape.
Wallah. Job done.

Rear house extensions come in all shapes, and we are here to help you create the “shape” that is right for your home.

Our guide (Rear extensions London architect guide) aims to give you ideas, inspiration and advice about your home project. We have included key questions you might want to ask yourselves before you embark on your project and before you appoint an architect.

For this Architect Advice blog I wanted to have a look specifically at rear house extensions and put together 20no. of our recent projects in a rear house extension ideas photo gallery.

Our projects in this ideas photo gallery come indeed in all shapes and this is a small selection of the work we have done over the years.

For the purposes of this article our rear house extension ideas photo gallery will focus and include a single storey rear house extension ideas photo gallery, a small rear house extension ideas photo gallery, and a  kitchen rear house extension ideas photo gallery.

 

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Single storey rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Most rear house extensions tend to be single storey. Your local planning authority has produced planning guidelines about what is permitted and what is not permitted when it comes to rear house extensions.

Single storey rear house extensions are permitted when they meet certain requitements about materials, height and impact to any adjacent properties.

Two storey rear house extensions can also be permitted some times however this is more rare.

If your property is wide and with no adjacent properties on eitherside then you might be able to get a two storey rear house extension approved.

It will still need to be well-designed and in-keeping with the character of the property and the area for the planners to approve it.

In the rear house extension ideas photo gallery below we have included a number of single storey rear house extensions to show you what might be possible for your home project.

Here at GOAStudio London residential architecture we will be able to design a rear extension that maximises the potential of your home, in your preferred design, and in a way the planners will find acceptable.

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Small rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Whether it is large or small a rear house extension creates additional space for your home and, often enough, a visual and spatial link to your garden too.

A small rear house extension is important to get just right during the design development stage. The size of a small rear extension is often the result of a budget or space restriction.

This makes a small rear house extension challenging to design, then again we love a challenge. What is critical in these cases is to fully understand how the existing house works, including its rhythm and its structure.

Then you need to understand the requirements of the homeowner (you) and how the space can fulfil these requirements.

In a way it is a match-making process and as an architect you need to understand both sides well in order to achieve a success match. This requires some creativity too.

In the rear house extension ideas photo gallery below we have included a number of small rear house extensions to show you what might be possible for your home project.

Small extensions require extra care, additional design focus and previous experience to get them right.

Here at GOAStudio London residential architecture we will be able to design a small rear extension to compliment your home. We can achieve this by unlocking the potential of any adjacent rooms to the small extension or by improving access and views to the rear garden. Contact us for a chat.

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Kitchen rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Modern living is rather different to how people used to live in the old days.

Traditionally the front rooms were the focus of the daily life and the front of the house had to fulfil a purpose of appearance and the need to accommodate a very different lifestyle compared to how families live today.

Access to the garden is precious today. The garden area is usually found at the back of the house. In the old days the back of the house used to be a servants’ or utility area.

Time-travel to today and family living has moved from front of the house to the back of the house.

These days a rear house extension comes from a need to either extend the kitchen area towards the garden or create a new kitchen area right next to the garden.

A kitchen rear house extension is not just about the kitchen or the kitchen-related utility areas. It is also about kitchen-adjacent dining.

It is about kitchen-adjacent entertaining. It is about kitchen-adjacent kids play areas. These days it is also about kettle-adjacent home-working garden-views.

In the rear house extension ideas photo gallery below we have included a number of kitchen rear house extensions to show you some of these options and how we have designed rear house extensions for our clients.

The form might vary, the materials that were used might vary too. However what all these kitchen rear house extensions have in common is that they all respond to the way families live these days. Contact us for a chat and let us see what we can design for your home project.

Also see our Kitchen extensions London architect guide for advice, ideas and inspiration.

Holland Park Conservation architect designed house extension and renovation in Kensington Chelsea W14 by GOAStudio London architects 09 Existing elevation 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Holland Park conservation architect | Villa house extensions and renovation

Hackney N16 Kitchen extension and house renovation by GOAStudio London architects Kitchen island 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Hackney N16 Kitchen extension

Putney Wandsworth SW15 House extensions full renovation Garden kitchen light 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Putney Wandsworth SW15 House extensions full renovation

Lewisham SE13 Rear kitchen extension Through views 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Lewisham SE13 Rear kitchen extension

Residential house extension and refurbishment Finchley Road Camden NW6 Contemporary architecture 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Residential house extension and refurbishment Finchley Road Camden NW6

Angel Islington N1 Listed House rear extension Garden view 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Angel, Islington N1 | Listed house rear extension

Architect designed rear house extension Highgate Haringey N6 – Rear elevation 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Highgate, Haringey N6 | Rear house extension

Architect designed residential extension Stoneleigh KT17 – View to the garden 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Stoneleigh KT17 | Extension and alterations to a bungalow

Architect designed roof and kitchen house extension Kingston KT2 Dining area 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Kingston KT2 | Roof and kitchen house extension

High Barnet EN5 Residential extension locally Listed house Living and kitchen 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

High Barnet EN5 | Locally Listed house extension

Muswell Hill Haringey N10 Side kitchen extension Breakfast bar area 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Muswell Hill Haringey N10 | Side kitchen extension

Enfield Chase EN2 Rear house extension refurbishment External view 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Enfield Chase EN2 | Rear house extension and refurbishment

Architect designed rear house extension Finchley Central Barnet N3 Fluid use of space 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Finchley Central Barnet N3 | Rear house extension

Nunhead Lewisham SE15 House kitchen extension – Rear elevation 2 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Nunhead, Lewisham SE15 | House kitchen extension

Architect designed house extension Grange Park Enfield N21 View outside in 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Grange Park, Enfield N21 | House extension and alterations

Architect designed Putney Wandsworth SW6 kitchen house extension View from the garden 1 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Putney, Wandsworth SW6 | Kitchen house extension

Architect designed rear house extension Herne Hill SE24 Lambeth Kitchen and garden view2 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Herne Hill, Lambeth SE24 | House extension

Architect designed house extension Brockley Lewisham SE4 View to the garden 1200x781 1 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Brockley, Lewisham SE4 | House extension

Architect designed house extension Chiswick Hounslow W4 – Bathroom design photos copy 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Chiswick, Hounslow W4 | House extension

Architect designed Listed House extension Angel Islington EC1 Upper floor internal views 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Angel, Islington EC1 | Listed house extension

Architect designed house extension Maryland Newham E15 View to the garden 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Architect designed house extension Maryland Newham E15

Kings Cross Camden NW1 House extension External view and detail 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

King’s Cross, Camden NW1 | House extension

Warwick Avenue Westminister W9 Flat extension Kitchen design idea 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Warwick Avenue, Westminster W9 | Flat extension

Golders Green Barnet NW11 House extension Views of rear extension 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Golders Green I, Barnet NW11 | House rear extension

Architect designed house extension East Finchley Barnet N2 Inside out 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

East Finchley, Barnet N2 | House extension

Architect designed house extension with full refurbishment Lewisham SE13 View of ground floor1 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Lewisham SE13 | House extension and full refurbishment

Kings Cross Islington WC1 – Listed Building rear flat extension – Rear elevation photo copy 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

King’s Cross, Islington WC1 | Grade II Listed flat extension

Grove Park Lewisham SE12 House rear extension External copy 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Grove Park, Lewisham SE12 | House extension

Architect designed rear house extension Tufnell Park Camden NW5 3D Section BB 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Tufnell Park, Camden NW5 | Rear house extension

Architect designed rear house extension Penge east Bromley SE26 Rear view 1 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Penge East, Bromley SE26 | Rear house extension

Architect designed two storey house extension Brockley Lewisham SE4 – Design rear elevation 3D copy 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Brockley, Lewisham SE4 | Two storey house extension

Architect designed kitchen extension Honor Oak Park Lewisham SE23 Design section 300x266 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Honor Oak Park, Lewisham SE23 | Kitchen extension

Architect designed penthouse extension Pimlico Westminster SW1P West Elevation 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Pimlico, Westminster SW1P | Penthouse extension and alterations

Architect designed Kilburn Brent NW2 kitchen house extension External elevation 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Kilburn, Brent NW2 | Garden flat extension

Architect designed mansard roof extension Finsbury Park Islington N7 Kitchen 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Finsbury Park, Islington N7 | Mansard roof extension

Architect designed rear house extension Muswell Hill Haringey N10 Ground plan 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Muswell Hill, Haringey N10 | Rear house extension

Architect designed house extension Winchmore Hill Enfield N21 Floor plans 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Winchmore Hill, Enfield N21 | House extension development

Architect designed flat extension Hammersmith Fulham W12 Design elevations 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Stamford Brook, Hammersmith and Fulham W12 | Flat extension

Barnes Richmond SW14 – Rear house kitchen extension – 3D image copy 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Barnes, Richmond SW14 | Rear house kitchen extension

Shepherds Bush Hammersmith Fulham W14 House extension Design sections and 3D images 1 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Shepherd’s Bush, Hammersmith Fulham W14 | House extension

Architect designed kitchen and roof house extension Arsenal Islington N5 Rear garden photo 1 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Arsenal, Islington N5 | Kitchen and roof house extension

04 Highgate Haringey N8 House extension 3Ds sections and elevations 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Highgate II, Haringey N8 | House extension

Architect designed house extension West Hampstead Camden NW6 – 3D visual 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

West Hampstead, Camden NW6 | House extension

MAIDA VALE W9 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Maida Vale, Westminster W9 | Flat extension

SOUTHFIELDS SW18 KITCHEN 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Southfields, Wandsworth SW18 | Kitchen house extension

ST MARGARETS RICHMOND TW1 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

St Margarets II, Richmond TW1 | House extension

Clapham North Lambeth SW4 House extension Design floor plans 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Clapham North, Lambeth SW4 | House extension

NW5 CHALK FARM 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Chalk Farm, Camden NW5 | Rear flat extension

Clapham Lambeth SW9 Flat extension Floor plan 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Clapham Lambeth SW9 Flat extension

Streatham Lambeth SW16 Flat extension Ground floor plan 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Streatham Lambeth SW16 Flat extension

Leytonstone Waltham Forest E11 Rear house extension ElevR 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Leytonstone Waltham Forest E11 | Rear house extension

Waltham Forest E17 Upper floor house extension refurbishment PlanG 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Waltham Forest E17 Upper floor house extension refurbishment

Walthamstow Waltham Forest E17 Rear side house extension Floor plan 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Walthamstow, Waltham Forest E17 | Rear side house extension

Leytonstone Waltham Forest E11 garden flat rear extension refurbishment Section and elevation 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Leytonstone, Waltham Forest E11 | Garden flat rear extension refurbishment

South Woodford IG8 rear house extension Design section 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

South Woodford IG8 Rear house extension

Streatham Lambeth SW2 House extension garage conversion Section BB 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Streatham Lambeth SW2 House extension garage conversion

Woodford Redbridge IG8 Architect designed house development Ground floor plan 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Woodford Redbridge IG8 Architect designed house development

Dalston Hackney N16 House side extension Section BB 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Dalston Hackney N16 | House side extension

Hoxton Hackney N1 House extensions Section AA 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Hoxton Hackney N1 House extensions

Aldgate Tower Hamlets E1 Flat extension Architect Section AA 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Aldgate Tower Hamlets E1 Flat extension

Bethnal Green Tower Hamlets E2 Rear house extension Architect floor plan 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Bethnal Green Tower Hamlets E2 Rear house extension

Upton Park Newham E7 Ground Roof house extension Architect Section AA 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Upton Park Newham E7 Ground Roof house extension

Plaistow Newham E13 Rear side house extension architect Section BB 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Plaistow Newham E13 House rear side extension

Streatham Lambeth SW16 Side extension Section BB 400x284 Rear house extension ideas photo gallery

Streatham Lambeth SW16 Side extension

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GOAStudio London residential architecture and interior design is an award-winning practice, specialising in architectural services for residential projects across London.

As your local residential architect our team aims to provide a friendly and professional service for your home project.

Our approach is based on carefully considering the particular aspects of each scheme before coming up with a creative way for you to instil your unique stamp on what we do and how we do it. 

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BOROUGH SPECIFIC ARCHITECT AND PLANNING GUIDES FOR YOUR HOME PROJECT

Your local Council will have in place design and planning requirements for your home project and you will need to obtain planning approval for a wide range of extensions and alterations to your property.

When you get in touch we will offer you detailed advice about what is likely that your Council will approve and in the meantime we have prepared the following architectural and planning guides that include extracts of the relevant planning policy and examples of our projects in our Borough.

Barnet residential architect and planning guide, Camden residential architect and planning guide, Enfield residential architect and planning guide, Hackney residential architect and planning guide, Hammersmith Fulham residential architect and planning guide, Haringey residential architect and planning guide, Hounslow residential architect and planning guide, Islington residential architect and planning guide, Kensington and Chelsea Conservation architects, residential and planning guide,  Lambeth residential architect and planning guide, Lewisham residential architect and planning guide, Newham residential architect and planning guide, Redbridge residential architect and planning guide, Richmond residential architect and planning guide, Tower Hamlets residential architect and planning guide, Waltham Forest residential architect and planning guide, Wandsworth residential architect and planning guide, Westminster residential architect and planning guide

We provide architectural services in the following London Boroughs:

Read our design, planning, and architectural guides above if you seek advice for your project.

We can help you with these home extensions and renovations:

See our guides above for ideas, inspiration and architectural advice for your home project.

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