wraparound extension

A wraparound extension does not usually benefit from permitted development rights. This is because the extension inherently includes a side extension, which is limited measuring only 50% of the width of the house under permitted development rules.


What is a wraparound extension?

A wraparound extension combines side extension and a rear extension to make an L-shape.


Wraparound extension above by Tyrone, architect from Lambeth, London. Click here to see more and shortlist them for your home project.

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What’s the difference between an infill extension and a wraparound extension?

An infill extension usually means that you are filling in a gap in the plan. For example, a side-infill extension is a very common project for period terraced homes. Many Victorian terraces have an ‘outrigger’, leaving a narrow strip of land to the side. Claiming this space back internally can transform a kitchen or living space, without affecting the enjoyment of your garden. 

An infill extension can be part of the wraparound extension – see the illustrations below.




Finding your wraparound extension architect

As planning permission will usually be required for a wraparound extension, the most critical thing is that you find the right architect to guide you through these legal requirements alongside the design decision-making process.

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Some other articles you may find useful before starting your wraparound extension: 


How much does a wraparound extension cost?

A simple guide to calculating your wraparound extension cost.

Side return extension ideas

Get some design inspiration for your side return extension!

Should I pay for planning pre-application advice?


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