It is so difficult for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder, and with many people renting it can be frustrating knowing you are throwing your money away.  Sometimes this is why people choose to purchase a smaller property, with the option of extending later down the road.  It may be that you have a growing family, or perhaps you want to add value to your property to gain back some of that lost rent.  Either way, an extension or conversion is a popular choice.

There are lots of considerations when opting for a house extension.  Firstly, what part of the house do you want to extend?  Also, what do you hope to achieve?

In this article, we have outlined some options you may want to consider.

Rear extensions

Self-explanatory, this is where you add an extension to the back of your property.  It is a great way to create extra space that will open out into your garden.  Most people choose to install folding patio doors to make the most of the extra room, creating an area full of natural light.  This is more popular among people who have plenty of space in the garden, or perhaps for those who prefer to just have a patio area.

Porch extension  

A porch is traditionally found at the front of your house.  You may, however, choose to have a larger one built at the rear.  They are a great way to add a little extra room, perhaps for those who have a small hallway.  Many people opt for a porch for additional security and extra light for dark spaces.


A conservatory is a structure that is built on the rear of your property. They are usually made of UPVC, timber or aluminium.  People tend to choose this option for somewhere to dine, allow viewing of the garden, or simply somewhere to relax.



Orangeries are, without doubt, a luxurious way to extend your property. Although similar to a conservatory, orangeries tend to be built with more of a solid structure.  They can be fitted with large amounts of glazing that will light up any house.

Side extensions

Side extensions are the ideal option if you have a semi or detached house.  It may be that your property has a side alley, pathway or a large driveway that you don’t use.  Although these extensions are rarely large, they are perfect if you want to expand your kitchen or perhaps add a utility room.

Double-story extensions

For those who really want to expand on their property size, double story extensions will give your home a complete transformation.  You will be adding extra room on both levels of the property and will add plenty of value to your home.

Wrap-around extensions

Wrap-around extensions are where you combine both the side and back of your property.  If you have any usable space, a wrap-around extension will make the most of it and will completely transform the appearance of your home. Not only that, but it is the ideal option for adding an extra room.

Before committing to any of the above extensions, you will need to check planning permissions.  You can find this information on the government website.

At Maybank Solution, we understand that everybody has different requirements and of course, different taste. We can cater for your extension needs, no matter how big or small.

So, whether it is an extended kitchen or an extra bedroom you want, we can help.  For more information, or if you have any questions about planning a house extension, please don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will be happy to assist.

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