31st March 2021

House Extension Ideas

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Posted by: tina

Are you building an extension and looking for house extension ideas? Here at Thames Valley Windows, we are a renowned and reputable double-glazing company with over 37 years of experience. We have been designing and installing modern glass extensions and architectural glazing solutions for loft conversions in Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey properties.

In this blog article, we have selected a few of the house extensions that we have designed and installed double or triple glazed windows and doors to give you some inspiration for a house renovation project.

Rear extensions

There are many different styles of rear extensions, from the traditional brick extension to a highly sought after modern glass extension to completely transform your living space. They are a popular home extension for all styles of properties from a terrace house to a detached Georgian house.

From a Conservatory, Wintergarden and Orangery, there are many different designs to suit every type of property and budget.

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Open plan kitchen Extension transform property

Our clients in Crowthorne added a rear Orangery extension to extend their home. The combination of a stunning large roof lantern and two sets of Solarlux SL60 bifold doors allow natural light to flood into the property and create a bright and opulent feel to the living space where the whole family can dine, relax and entertain.

Glass box extensions

Glass box extensions are minimalist, contemporary and modern and blur the indoor-outdoor living lines with uninterrupted views.

They are a popular single-storey extension to compliment the exterior for period properties.


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Glass box extension complete with Cornerless Sliding Doors.

Overlooking the picturesque Summerleaze lake, this Maidenhead property underwent an extensive renovation when our clients decided to replace all the windows and doors and extend the property’s rear with a modern glass box extension.

This stunning glass box extension has been designed with Solarlux powder-coated aluminium, thermally broken and secure Cero sliding doors with 34mm sightlines.

The sliding doors achieve a u-value of achieves U values up to 1,35 W/m2K for enhanced thermal insulation.

Single Storey Side return extensions

A side extension is cost-effective and can transform the ground floor of your home, creating more brighter and lighter internal living space.

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Beautiful side extension for an all year living space.

Our clients in Reading wanted to create a social hub within their kitchen to relax as a family and entertain friends and family. We designed and installed a stunning side extension Wintergarden.

Our designer took inspiration from the detached property architectural features and character, resulting in a stylish and timeless side extension with innovative features and unrivalled details.

Garden rooms

Garden rooms are designed to be full of natural beauty and tend to be independent structures situated away from your main home.

They can be designed from various materials, such as wood or aluminium, with a choice of glazing products, from French doors to sliding doors or bi-folding doors to create a seamless flow between indoor and outdoor spaces.

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Garden Studio Designed with SL60e Bi-fold Doors and Roof Lights, Reading

Working with architects Orange Key and Cube Build Contractors, we created this striking garden studio with a bespoke glazing solution.

This is a large, contemporary garden studio designed with spacious open-plan living space that includes an art studio, games room, gym and bedroom.

The wide opening bi-fold doors open out onto a decking area to merge the indoor space with the outdoors within a beautiful landscape garden.

Loft Conversions

A great way to extend your home is with a loft conversion that can be used as a bedroom or home office.

It is important to remember that building requirements must be followed for a loft conversion, such as a minimum roof pitch, a minimum weight-bearing capacity, and a fixed staircase.

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Gable End Fixed Window and Leaded Flush Casement Windows for Loft Conversion, Basingstoke

As part of a complete home renovation project for our Basingstoke homeowners, we worked with architects All Design Matters to design and installed an energy-efficient glazing solution for their loft conversion.

Flat Roof Extension with Floating Cornerless doors

Cornerless bi-folding and sliding doors are a highly sought after architectural feature for both homeowners and architects; the floating ceiling opens the inside to the outside space whilst adding the wow factor.

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Fully moveable Corner for Flat Roof Extension, Shurlock Row

This fabulous home renovation project shows how blending old with new can enhance a period property. This flat roof extension has been designed with a minimalist glazing system from Solarlux. The moveable corner is a stunning feature that fully opens the inside with the outside.

Ready to order the glazing for your house extension?

This is a small selection of our house extension projects to inspire you. We are proud of our home improvement and new build portfolio and have over 450 architectural glazing projects on our website. View more here

Our designers have decades of construction and architectural glazing experience allowing Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey homeowners to live their dream lifestyle in a property full of light and style.

They have extensive knowledge of product performance and understanding of permitted development, building regulations, planning permission, and the importance of specific envelope insulation requirements for thermal transmittance airtightness and ventilation and value environmental considerations.


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