External features for home extensions

When it comes to your new home extension, its not only the inside of the extension space that you need to consider, the exterior is also essential. To help you plan and design the perfect home extension, whether that’s a one or two storey conversion, an above attic conversion, or anything else, you should consider working with a professional architect to help keep your project on track towards the right results. And here at David Haworth Design,w e never forget about the exterior design considerations. That’s why we have produced this guide to everything you should know about external extension features.

What are the important external features for home extensions?

There are several important external features that need to be considered for any home extension. These include:

  • Brickwork, rendering or cladding- you will need to decide on the type of brickwork or external render you want to apply to your new home extension. Whether you want your extension to fit in with the rest of your home in terms of visual style, or you want to make a bold statement, you should consider working with an architect to make sure you choose the right design, and the right materials.
  • Natural light features- from roof lights and sky lights, to large walls of glass or feature length windows, natural light is an important consideration for inside the new home extension. But for the outside, you need to consider how this will effect the external finish of the property, and decide on the right type of glass to suit the period and style of your home.
  • Doors and window frames- white UPVC doors and window frames might be the most common choice, but they are not the only option. Deciding on a type and colour of window and door frame can be an important¬†step in the planning process, and bring the perfect finishing touch to your new extension.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at David Haworth Design.