Larger House Extensions

Your home can be transformed with the smallest house extension, or radically changed with one or more well-designed extensions.

The very best house extension is the one where you can’t see the join. Here is an example of a large extension to a bungalow in Silverdale, Lancashire.

Bungalow before extensive extension works:

House Before Extension Works

Bungalow after two storey extension has been added.

House Extension by Gordon Smith Architect

An extension should look as if it has always been there and is meant to be there. This doesn’t preclude a contemporary extension on a traditional house. It does mean listening to you to find out what you want from an extension, and then ‘listening’ to the building, looking at it’s surroundings, then sympathetically fusing together the traditional and contemporary elements.

The Silverdale bungalow is a good example of extending sympathetically to create a large family home from a small bungalow set in a large garden. The property has been extensively remodeled, inside and out, for clients who live in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. I worked closely with them to carefully establish exactly what they wanted from the look, feel and function of their new home.

Before: Kitchen and basic utility that only had external access.

Before House Extension With Kitchen

After: Kitchen and up-graded utility linked by double-glazed porch

House Extension With Kitchen, Porch and Utility

Gordon provided us with the thought and innovation to transform an old bungalow into a modern home. He was a positive source of great ideas throughout the project. His ongoing help and service provides us with a ready source of reference for our continuing architectural and building needs.

Jen and Nigel Casson. North Lancashire.

For a no obligation discussion about your project please call me on 01524 733773 or email gordondraws@gmail.com

I work as an architect on domestic projects, extensions and new builds throughout Cumbria and North Lancashire. My Cumbria projects can be seen in Arnside, Kendal, Keswick, Cartmel, Windermere, Grange-Over-Sands and surrounding areas. Recent Lancashire projects can be seen in Silverdale, Lancaster, Garstang, Bolton-Le-Sands, Hest Bank, Overton, Wray, Halton, Hornby, Caton and surrounding areas. I am happy to work anywhere within an hours drive of Carnforth.