Side Return Extensions


North East Extensions has seen many clever operators investing in their current home instead of moving properties, wise customers are protecting themselves from the North’s increasing property industry and the overall rising cost of swapping residence. With the specific guidance of our knowledgeable team, you can not only add value but improve the quality of life at your existing house with an extension. We specialise in discovering additional living space whilst keeping the original feel of the property with our tailored design and build system which will be ingrained in the current structure.

What is a side return extension?

A side return is a narrow strip of land that runs alongside the ground floor of a property. Historically designed for period properties back to the Victorian era, these days it’s often a dumping ground for bins, bikes or general outdoor equipment you don’t want clogging up your garage or shed. A side return extension allows you to expand your space into an alleyway at the side of your home. They are often small but can significantly open up kitchen and dining areas and can house exquisite large areas for both. Many people are misled by the potential size of a side return on their property but don’t be. They are deceptively useful spaces once the work is completed.


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    What is the cost of this type of home extension?

    A side return extension could cost around £35,000. However, depending on the scale of the side return extension, it could cost more. We recommend liaising with one of the specialists at North East Extensions to get a more accurate estimate before finalising plans and exact specifications. A side return extension can be fitted on ground floor flats as well as new builds and investment properties or any property that has a side alley. They are cost-effective as North East Extensions provide excellent value for money and the impact of a side return is almost immeasurable. The side alley on most houses is typically dead space not used for a lot, making it a perfect opportunity to add some living space to your home if you don’t have a big garden and a rear extension is not an option.

    What does it offer?

    The extra room is always enticing and will summon potential buyers. It can no doubt be an attractive additional advantage when selling your home if it is built correctly. It must be built in proportion and mimic the quality of the original build or there is a risk of devaluing the property. This makes selecting your extension provider even more important. Generally speaking, an asking price can increase dramatically if a property includes a professionally built extension. This, of course, will require a larger budget and timeframe but could significantly increase value over time. Depending on the size of the home and often combined with a rear extension to create a wrap around extension, a side-return extension offers one of the most promising opportunities in terms of improvements.

    Create a fantastic space and maximise light

    It can contribute anything up to 100sq ft of extra room and form the creation of fantastic living space. This forges a stylish link between indoor living zones and the garden. As a result, it’s well worth exploring your plot’s prospects perhaps for a kitchen-diner or entertaining area. Dark rooms can be lit with larger windows and skylights, enabling the flow between house and garden to be a lot smoother.

    Why use North East Extensions?

    You will be assigned a North East Extensions renovations consultant who will personally manage the smooth planning, execution of your dream extension remaining in budget and delivering completion on time. We have the experience, knowledge and expertise to professionally give advice, guide you from start to finish and pride ourselves on the rapport we build with our clients as we endeavour to exceed their expectations. Our highly trained staff are extensively monitored and given feedback to improve performance and we at North East extensions always encourage them to go the extra mile for each customer.

    Our comprehensive service has satisfied thousands of happy extension owners and we would love to add you that exclusive list. Let us handle your extension and become a part of the North East Extensions network where nothing is too much trouble and we will never let you down. Our value for money service is unrivalled and the authentic genuine experience you will receive with our established and reputable company will leave you impressed, astonished and eager to recommend us to anyone who will listen. Our vast range of services includes;

    • Bespoke designs
    • Custom builds
    • Construction
    • Demolition
    • Home extensions
    • Ground floor extensions
    • Single storey extensions
    • Double-storey extensions
    • Adding a second storey
    • Home additions
    • Deck extensions
    • Interior design
    • Floor plans
    • Electrical work
    • Plumbing

    Need expert planning advice and builders?

    Get in touch with us at 07540 750733 for a free consultation to discuss your side return extension projects with our local renovation specialist.

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