Single Storey Extensions: Cost, Design and Planning Advice

timber and zinc clad single storey extension
(Image credit: Jonathan Gooch)

A single storey extension is a popular home improvement, and it's not hard to see why. It can not only create valuable extra space that, combined with an internal remodel, can drastically improve the layout of your home and the flow of natural light, but it can also (in many cases) be undertaken within the parameters of Permitted Development. 

Building an extension is also a cost-effective alternative to moving house. 

An experienced homes journalist and editor, Lucy has written about renovation, property and gardens since 1990, first working her way around the interiors departments of women's magazines before switching to interiors-only titles in the mid-nineties. She was Associate Editor on Ideal Home, and Launch Editor of 4Homes magazine, before moving into digital in 2007, launching Channel 4's flagship website, 

In 2018, she became Global Editor in Chief for sister website, taking the site to a global success. She is now Global Editor in Chief of Homebuilding's sister site Homes & Gardens. She is also a serial renovator and owns rental properties.