To maximise ground floor potential in your home it’s possible to have a wrap-around extension built. This type of renovation project involves using the side of the property as well as the back – hence the name because the additional space ‘wraps around’ the property. It means you get the benefit of extra space without having to use up too much of your precious back garden.

It’s particularly popular with owners of older Victorian and Georgian tenements (which tends to have the side alleyway ‘wasted space’ and which, as we’ve already mentioned above, is perfect for adding on extra room). Planning permission is usually required with this type of extension.

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