Architect Fred G. has built a steeply angled extension on the back of his Victorian three-bedroom terrace house in a conservation area and the neighbouring couple wanted a similar rear extension to match.
The home extension are now resulting in symmetrical design, doing away with mismatched extensions that you see on individual properties in London and UK.
Building a house extension can add up to 20% more space as well as a second bathroom that can be built under the stairs.
The number of planning applications has soared by 25 per cent in the past five years as homeowners attempt to maximise the space they have, rather than face the costs of moving and commuting to upsize.
The homes were extended and fully refurbished two years apart, all on tight budgets. The cost for the first extension came in at £90,000, with Fred doubling as a builder and the contractor, and the building works for the neighbours was £145,000.