How to add a terrace house extension: The costs, options and more

terrace house extension with single storey extension and side return
(Image credit: David Barbour)

Terrace house extensions can really help to unleash the potential of this style of property. Terrace houses featured heavily in many areas of the UK throughout the Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian eras and tend to offer a huge amount in terms of charm and character. 

That said, terrace houses also have drawbacks for the modern-day homeowner when it comes to their typical layouts – cramped kitchens, a muddle of smaller individual rooms, ground floor bathrooms added as an afterthought and a lack of natural light and connection to the outside to name but a few – but building an extension can change all of this.  

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.