For many homeowners, building an extension is often a much more viable alternative than moving house. The reasons for extending are manifold – from gaining additional bedroom and living space to achieving a better connection with the garden, or simply reorganising space in a more efficient way. Working with a RIAI-registered architect will enable you to identify the best and most cost-effective solutions for your needs.
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- Extending: The Project Stages
- Extending: Top Tips from architects
- Understanding Drawings and Glossary
The Lake House by Clancy Moore Architects
“The manner in which our architects went about the preparation of their design opened us up to new ways of looking at our house, which were very interesting and refreshing. Living here now, we can say that the result has exceeded our expectations.”
- (Client, ‘Best House Extension’ in the 2009 RIAI Irish Architecture Awards. Architects: Clancy Moore Architects)
Working with an architect will bring added value to your project. Not only can a well-planned extension increase the value of your home, more importantly, it will bring huge value to your daily life, allowing you to enjoy the space.
There are many types of extensions including additions to the front, side and back of your house as well as attic conversions. Before developing a design proposal, you and your architect will discuss your requirements in detail, leading to a design brief that captures your aspirations into a deliverable project.
The Lake House by Clancy Moore Architect
“The contrast between the redesign of the existing house and the new extension and the way it looks out on the garden is the most exciting part. (…) Although the kitchen and dining room are now where we do almost all of our living, the other rooms are also very important to us as quieter rooms to go in the evening. We can say that the architects did indeed meet our brief – this house now feels like our home.”
- (Client, ‘Best House Extension’, 2009 RIAI Irish Architecture Awards. Architects: Clancy Moore Architects)