Discover how an extension injected light and character into this new build

white rendered house with grey roof extension
(Image credit: Chris Humphreys)

When Edwin and Victoria Zuiderent bought a new-build four bedroom house in 2012, built by CALA, it was everything the couple were looking for in terms of accommodation and location, situated at the end of a suburban Edinburgh cul-de-sac. From the outset, however, the couple could see potential at the back of their house and garden that they felt wasn’t being fully exploited.

“When we bought the house my wife Victoria always knew that she wanted to do something to the back — building an extension was her idea,” explains Edwin. “It was when our second child came along in 2015 that we started to take this idea forward and at the end of that year we engaged with local Edinburgh-based architect Tim Beecher, who we found online.”

Homes Journalist

Caroline Ednie is an experienced homes journalist and editor based in Glasgow. Caroline has written for The Guardian, Scottish Homes & Interiors, Dwell, House Beautiful, Real Homes and other self build titles, to name but a few, and has interviewed hundreds of architects, self builders and home renovators during her career. She is also a former web editor of Architecture and Design Scotland.

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