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House Extension built from the garage – Hampton

House Extension converted from the garage

Many of the houses have attached garage. Many of us use it regularly to keep the car overnight or it is a place where all our tools, boxes and other important things are stored. If we want to extend our place we need to check if we really need the garage to store our car, if we need the garage just to store lots of unnecessary things which we are not going to use. Converting your garage into modern look House Extension in Hampton or Richmond area could be a fantastic move towards increasing the value of your property.  Converted garage into beautiful house extension

Replacing the garage

If we have a big enough garden with the driveway, we can consider building the open space place with the roof for our car. We can also build a small shed at the end of the garden – to store all important tools. If we have an attic – it could be the extra storage for our goods. As you can see there are many options to consider. There is always a way to extend our living space.

Extend our house by converting the garage into living room, office or kitchen.

Deepends of the condition of the garage, house extension would be just the matter of adding the door to connect the house and garage and decorate the space a bit. Or it could end up as a huge project with changing the walls, inserting windows, doors, fitting new installation, etc

Planning Permission

Depends of the type of the garage we already have, we may need to obtain planning permission. It is always good to contact local authority for advice. You can always have a look around your neighbours and see if there is someone who already converted their garage into living space. Many times you need to stick the design of your existing buildings so house extension will look as a part of your home.Garage conversted into gorgeous room in house extension

What if there is a distance?

There are also options if we have detached garages or sheds not connected to you house. The options are here as well. You can build the covered walkway. It could be a good way to separate our office, or guest bedroom from the rest of the house. It all depends what we want to achieve by doing our house extension.

How much light do I need?

Light is a very important factor when thinking about house extension especially in Hampton or Richmond area. There must be at least one widow for habitable rooms. If you want to go a bit further and make glass ceiling – this will make the room very bright and looks modern. Glass ceiling could a very good solution if our house extension is nearby our neighbours. Placing the windows, velux windows or glass ceiling needs to be well planned taking into consideration the purpose of newly arranged space.

Any other connection to our house extension?Office done during house extension in Hampton from the garage

It depends in what condition our garage was used, but in the best case scenario we have central heating, light, water connected. If that is done – it will speed up everything as we can concentrate on arranging and decorating the place. If our garage was only a room without windows, water supply, central heating – this could extend our budget.

Don’t worry – Quattro Build is here to help you

Get in touch with us if you are planning house extension in Hampton or Richmond area. We can help you from the early stages of the project until the end. We can recommend the best, most appropriate and modern solutions. Contact us if you live around Richmond and Hampton or any other area and you want to build your House Extension with Quattro Build. Send us an email to or call us on +44 78576 444 11

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House Extension ideas

House Extension Hampton & Richmond area

House Extension – Rear, side or roof?Beautiful bathroom done during house extension hampton

The most common house extension done in Hampton is rear extension at the ground level. This type of extension is probably the first thing when people think about extensions in general. Apart from this obvious option there are different alternatives if our garden is tiny or we do not want to loose our open space at the back. Apart from our expectations and dreams, we also need to take into consideration planning guidelines and structural issues.

Access – another factor to consider home extension

If our garden does not have the access to the street, we do not have any rear gate with the pedestrian path, we need to remember that the materials and plants have to be taken through the house. The builders have to access the building site as well – so they will go through the house very often. This can add disruption and mess. But if this will be very well planned before – it should not cause any problems. If we make the agreement that one of the site will be responsible for covering the furnitures and floor – nothing harmful will happen. We can also plan the extension works to be done when we are away on holiday.

Rear House Extension Hampton

As said before, rear house extension is the most common type, so basically extending our house into the garden. In many cases the planning permission is not obligatory. Although we recommend checking that on Planning Portal. If you are still not sure contact your local Council for more information.

Find a space for Rear House ExtensionLiving area buld when house extension was done

If we do not have enough space in the garden, but we have the old shed – which is used only to collect the things which we ‘may need in the future’ it is worth to check if we can demolish the shed or pantry and build extension instead. This will also require to check if we need to obtain planning permission.

More space after extension

The main purpose of doing the extension is to increase our living areas or kitchen. Especially if our family is growing or simply we would like to add value into our property. There are many ways to make the extension look modern – sliding glass door, glass roof, wooden floor.

Room build during house extensionTwo-storey extensions

When we start planning our rear extension and we have a budget we can consider building a two-storey extension. This will need planning permission and will cost more, but you will do all the planning and preparation only once. Apart from new kitchen in the ground floor, you can also gain new bedroom, bathroom, office or room for your children to play. 


Side House Extension Hampton

This type of extension is very popular in urban areas, where housing tends to be dense. Side house extension could be a very effective option to gain more space in your place. In urban areas we can find a narrow strip of land which separates the properties. Usually this part is paved and give access to the garden. This place could have a very good potential to extend your kitchen – as it is very common to have kitchen at the back of this houses. Additional glass roof above the extension could give more light into our property. It sounds like a very good solution. For this type of extension you will need a planning permission as you will be building up to the property line with your neighbour.

Roof Extension Hampton

If your place already has a rear extension where you have your kitchen, bathroom or living room you can consider building the room on the top of it. Although this will require to contact your local authority and check if this kind of house extension is possible. Building the roof extension can increase the value of your property and add a lot of space for you and your family. Inserting big windows or even glass roof can bring lots of sun into our place.

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Every type of extension require good preparation and planning, but many people decide to make it, so they can enjoy additional space in their properties.
What is your plan for house extension? Rear, side or roof? Contact us if you live around Richmond and Hampton or any other area and you want to build your House Extension with Quattro Build. Send us an email to or call us on +44 78576 444 11.


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Kitchen Refurbishment London Ideas

MOdern kitchen after renovation

Kitchen Refurbishment London Ideas

For many of us time comes when we decide to change something in our home. Some of us could decide to call painter to refresh the colour of our walls or call house extension builder to expand our space for new room or bathroom. There are many options, but the most common projects we hear about in London is kitchen refurbishment.

Kitchen is the place where we spend most of our time. We prepare our meals, spend time with our family and friends, sometimes we work in the kitchen with the cup of coffee because that is the place where we feel comfortable and energized. Kitchen is like a heart of the home. We use the kitchen worktop, cupboards, equipment very often so after some time we can see the time marks on them. Sometimes we just would like to have our kitchen look different. We have seen interesting project which inspire us to change, so we decide to refurb our kitchen.

There are plenty options for kitchen renovation nowadays.

There is a very popular sentence saying only imagination is stopping us, so following that we can do almost everything in our kitchen. We can do our kitchen more bright by installing bigger window or glass ceiling, if we don’t like tiles – we can paint the walls using appropriate paint.

If we don’t like how our kitchen is shaped – we are able to change it as well. We can make it bigger, smaller, connect it with living room and make a big open space so we are still with our guests or family if we are in the middle of dinner preparation. Although this kind of project require more time and hiring qualified builders. New wall tiling, floor tiling, painting sounds like a big job – but if you have specialist who love what they are doing the process of the kitchen renovations should be smooth and quick.

We don’t need to go for a big change straight away. If we want to save some money and do the big change in the future or we have just bought our dream property and our budget is a bit tight we can start with changing the kitchen cupboard fronts or even replacing only the handles. This can make a really big difference.

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