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12th September 2018

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Small extensions are ideal for ensuring you have a little extra breathing room inside your home.

Are you struggling to find space inside your home? Do you find yourself filling every inch of your home with furniture?

With a stunning variety to choose from, your small extension is sure to provide a little extra comfort. Customise your new room to blend in with your home and create a seamless connection.

When installing a smaller house extension, there are several things to consider. From planning permission and building regulations to furnishing ideas and colour schemes, each structure is designed to be unique. Read below to find out more.

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Small Extension ideas

Small extensions are ideal for those looking to create a bit more space inside their home. However, to stop it from becoming a storage cupboard (although, if done properly, this could be an excellent idea), take a look at our most popular ideas:

The Lean-To 

A popular style among many homeowners, our lean-to design is one of the best small house extension designs on the market. With sleek, clean lines and a wealth of natural light, your new lean-to can be used for a multitude of purposes.

The simple style and contemporary look mean it is perfect for modern homes. This conservatory comes with a pitched roof that can be steep or shallow, depending on the type of property you have.

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The Victorian

Whether your property is traditional or new, our Victorian conservatory makes an excellent large or small extension. Being one of our most popular styles, this makes a stunning addition to any home, providing more room for added comfort.

Our Victorian conservatory is fitted with a bay window and steeply pitched roof, as standard, giving a traditional feel. Made from with uPVC or aluminium, your Victorian conservatory is manufactured to last for many years. Give your home a traditional feel.

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Garden Rooms

Much like conservatories, Garden Rooms are wonderful for making sure you have added room inside your home. Our exceptional Garden Rooms make the perfect escape, without having to leave your home. Immerse yourself in your garden inside your home.

You can choose from either a solid roof or a glass roof, however, both provide increased amounts of natural light. Including this, you will also benefit from added heat retention and a lower energy bill.

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Classic Roof

With Classic Roof is perfect for those looking to install a glass conservatory roof on their new extension. Providing flexible results, your classic roof will heighten the amount of natural light entering, whilst protecting you from the outside elements.

Made from tough, double glazed glass panels, your Classic Roof will be able to protect you from the outside elements. This means you can watch the spectacular show from inside your home. Protect yourself with our beautiful Classic Roof.

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Ultrasky Flat Skylight and Lantern Roof

Our stunning Ultrasky Flat Skylight and Lantern Roof options make exceptional additions to your new room. Creating a beautiful exterior profile, installing a skylight or lantern roof into your home will provide elegance with a contemporary silhouette.

Each of these options will give your home heightened security. Made with tough, double glazed glass panels, the skylight or lantern roof you install will maximise your privacy whilst enhancing views of the sky above.

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Expertly combining light and comfort, the LivinRoof is perfect for those looking to install a roof that will bring style and sophistication to their home. With a unique ratio of glass to solid panels, create focused areas of natural light in smaller extensions.

Increasing your privacy and heightening the security inside your home, the LivinRoof makes an excellent addition to any small-sized extension. Fitted with an internal pelmet around the perimeter, you can install spotlights to create a specific mood.

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Ultraroof Tiled Conservatory Roof

Much like the Livinroof, the Ultraroof tiled conservatory roof offers exceptional levels of thermal insulation. However, they can also be customised to offer a unique ratio of glass to solid panels, creating concentrated areas of natural light inside your small extension.

For a more contemporary style inside your new room, opt for spotlights to be fitted in the internal pelmet.

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Benefits of Small Extensions

Small extensions are ideal for those looking to increase space in their property, without it looking different to the rest of their home. You can customise your new room to feature the same or a complementary colour scheme.

Another benefit of installing a smaller extension is the multitude of purposes it can be used for. From a new or extended kitchen to an exercise and wellness room, your new room is a blank canvas for you to use.

The toughened glass used in all conservatories will protect you from the elements.

Planning Permission For Small Extensions

Whether you are installing a new small conservatory, orangery or extension into your home, you are likely to need planning permission. Planning permission is usually concerned with the façade of a building, how it will impact the immediate environment and highway access.

Before building your new room, you will need to ensure you do not live on a designated piece of land – including national parks and areas of outstanding beauty. As well as this, you will need to make sure your structure is not built beyond the principal or side elevation.

Consent should be granted as long as the width of the proposed build is not greater than half the width of your original home and the structure is single storey. If it exceeds 4m in height, you may not be granted planning permission. Including this, the materials used in the new structure may need to match the materials used in your original home.

Take a look at our article on planning permission and building regulations to find out more about how it can impact your small extension.

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Find Out More About Our Small Extensions

To find out more about our range of small extension options and how you can benefit from one, use our search tool to find your nearest trusted installer. You can also find images of all our products in the Ultraframe Gallery. Save them to your scrapbook and access them at any time.

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