House extension design examples
A great source of obtaining a sample of house design examples is to search for house extension designers
and architects on the internet. Most architectural practices will have a previous projects gallery for prospective
clients viewing their selected work.
Each practice will give you a flavour of previously completed house extension design work
which should be wide ranging in design styles. Some practices specialise in modern or contemporary designs while
others may specialise in historic buildings. However, you are not using this exercise to select a planning and
building design consultant but simply looking at their previous work sample photos to obtain some inspiration for
your own home extension scheme.
House extension design examples can also be sourced from most councils planning departments offering public
access via their web sites. This can be a very time consuming process going from application to application and
drilling down into the pdf drawings for each scheme but it is another source of house extension design
Go walkabout around your local area with a ken eye. Something like 30% of all current homes older than 15 years
have been extended. Take your camera and snap away at the house extension examples you like. Don’t just focus on
the overall extension shape and format but look at any detailing elements of eaves, verges, roof and wall lines or
abutments for example. Again zoom in on the details that you do and do not like.
Buy using any or all of the above research methods you can create a pretty good swatch of
previous and proposed house extension design examples that you can then use, adapt or dispel in association with
your final selected house extension designer.