Once you have assessed whether it is worth extending your home, thoughts often turn to the type and style of extension that would work for you.

Here we take a look at eight great examples of extending out to the side of the original property

1. Contemporary Timber Extension

A larch and stainless steel addition gives a spacious new wing to a traditional granite farmhouse.

  • Build cost: £466,500
  • Location: Aberdeenshire

2. Charming Oak Frame Addition

An oak-framed wing by Border Oak has been added to this 1940s bungalow to create annexe accommodation and add traditional charm.

  • Build cost: £200,000
  • Location: Kent

3. Glazed Extensions to Old Cottage

An old cottage and two derelict barns have been linked by a glazed structure, unifying the structures to create a family home.

  • Build cost: undisclosed
  • Location: Powys

4. Oak Addition Revamps Tired Bungalow

A small bungalow has been transformed by a dramatic oak frame side extension, with floor-to-ceiling glazing to maximise woodland views.

  • Build cost: undisclosed
  • Location: Cornwall

5. Semi-Derelict Barn Transformed

A converted lochside barn has been extended to house utilities. It was clad in larch to compliment the original stonework.

  • Build cost: £200,000
  • Location: Highlands

6. Contemporary Extension to Thatched Cottage

A contemporary extension with a partially glazed roof doubles the size of the original 17th-century cottage.

  • Build cost: £210,000
  • Location: Oxfordshire

7. Adding Space to Art Deco Home

This single-storey curved addition has been roofed in stainless steel to provide a writing room, utility and kitchen/dining room.

  • Build cost: £392,000
  • Location: Bath

8. Sympathetic Extension to Georgian Farmhouse

Side extension to period farmhouse

The homeowners of this period farmhouse have added space with a sympathetic side extension. It was a challenge to source reclaimed bricks to match the original house, but was an essential step in ensuring that the extension looked the part when complete.

  • Build cost: £60,000
  • Location: North Yorkshire

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