How to Extend a Bungalow

The double storey bungalow transformation
(Image credit: Simon Maxwell)

Bungalows do not generally lend themselves so readily to being extended compared with two-storey homes. There are some design challenges to address prior to taking on this building project. For instance: how do you deal with and extend a low roofline, and how do you introduce natural light to existing rooms in a newly extended bungalow?

It’s critical when you are looking to extend a bungalow that you consider the impact additional floor space will have on the existing house and the overall massing of the house.

Darren Bray is Technical Director of award winning New Forest practice Pad Studio. He has been a part time studio tutor at Portsmouth School of Architecture since 2007.