Design-2 Derwent Grove SE22Contemporary Exterior, London
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Extending away from boundariesIn this example, there’s a new (white rendered) party wall to the right-hand side of the new extension. On the left, however, the extension is set back from the existing fence – a party wall fence. Your surveyor would be able to advise if, by digging the new foundations of an extension like this, you’re sufficiently distanced from the fence to get away with not needing any extra paperwork.
Rear extensionsA rear extension is probably the most common type of extension, because it can add the most value to your property. Depending on its size you can build it under permitted development rules, or apply for it via a planning application. If there are previous extensions on the house, it is worth discussing it with your architect.A rear extension can be traditional or contemporary in style, and can greatly enhance your kitchen and dining area. The owners of this house have gone for a rear and side extension. Thanks to a wider garden, party wall issues were avoided by setting the extension slightly in from the site boundaries. The design is a great example of how a traditional house can be improved with the addition of a light-filled, contemporary space that contrasts with the rest of the building.