EXTENSIONS

With over 35 years experience in Architecture I established GT Building Design in 2004 to specialise in obtaining Planning Permission and Building Control Approvals for homeowners. If you are considering extending your home I guarantee you a reliable, friendly and professional service.

Gilnahirk Walk, Belfast (Two storey side extension and alterations)

What a difference this extension and alterations will make to this home. Making use of the existing garage space to provide a new open-plan Kitchen / Family Room. A downstairs WC provided in the space where the store was. Upstairs two bedrooms substantially increased in size with the main bedroom now having a large dressing area with built-in wardrobes. This home has just become even more superb!

Gilnahirk Walk Existing and Proposed Plans
Gilnahirk Walk Existing and Proposed Plans
Gilnahirk Walk Existing and Proposed Front Elevation
Gilnahirk Walk Existing and Proposed Rear Elevation
Gilnahirk Walk Work in Progress 1
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The extension under construction, completion photos to follow.......

Crofton Glen, Holywood (Rear extension with Balcony above)

My Client appointed me to help him remove his old two storey red conservatory and replace with a modern glazed Garden Room, open plan to the existing kitchen with a balcony above accessed from the upstairs bedrooms.

 

In my career of over 35 years I have never seen a conservatory quite like this one, two storey and in pillar box red!

 

The proposed changes will make a significant improvement to this lovely home by creating a wonderfully spacious open plan family room on the ground floor and a balcony above.

Holywood Dwelling - Existing and Proposed Plans
Holywood Dwelling - Existing and Proposed Elevations
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The Existing Dwelling with the two store red Conservatory

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The extension under construction, completion photos to follow...........

Orby Drive, Belfast (Single storey side and rear extension)

My clients wanted to stay in their home and not have to move but their existing accommodation wasn't meeting their needs. I could understand why, they had superb views over their large gardens towards Greenville Park. All the best views was from the small Patio. The answer was to create a new large open plan Kitchen / Dining / Family space, widen the existing window and install large sliding doors from the new space. Also being added was a downstairs WC and a Study. Such a difference this extension made, what a wonderful new, improved home!  

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The CAD Elevations: Existing and Proposed

Orby Drive Before the Extension

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Orby Drive After the Extension

AFTER: Just needs a "lick" of paint

New Line, Dundonald (Renewing an old conservatory)

Many of you who ask for my help want their old conservatories removed. In this case my clients wanted it simply to be replaced with a modern, fully functioning Dining area (fully glazed) warm in winter and cool in summer.

Existing and Proposed Floor Plans

The Proposed Ground Floor Plan clearly shows the much wider and more practical Dining Room easily accessed from the Kitchen / Sitting Room via a new 5m wide opening. The original Dining area replaced with a Sitting area by a new solid fuel stove. Existing and proposed Elevations shown below. 

Dundonald - Existing and Proposed Rear Elevations
Dundonald - Existing Conservatory

BEFORE: The existing Upvc Conservatory

Dundonald - Existing and Proposed Side Elevations
Dundonald - New Sunroom

AFTER: The new Dining Room, fully glazed

Dundonald - The new fully glazed Dining Room

AFTER: The new Dining Room, fully glazed using powder coated aluminium sliding doors to access the gardens

Sandeel Lane, Orlock (First floor and rear extension to a seaside cottage)

This beautiful seaside cottage, clad in charred timber is certainly unique and what a wonderful location overlooking the Irish sea. The goal was to provide a new first floor with open-plan living accommodation and a Master bedroom with Ensuite. The upstairs views will certainly be superb looking out towards Scotland and on a warm day the new balcony will be a treat to use. If ever I buy a unique seaside home this would be the one for me, love it! 

Sandeel Lane Existing & Proposed Front Elevations
Sandeel Lane Existing & Proposed Ground Floor Plans
Sandeel Lane Existing & Proposed First Floor Plans

First Avenue, Rivenwood, Newtownards (Single storey side extension)

A single storey side extension to provide a larger open-plan Kitchen / Dining / Sitting Room and Utility. 

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Gilnahirk Crescent, Belfast (Two storey side, rear extension / balcony)

Existing and Proposed Plans
Front of Existing House

BEFORE - Existing garage to be demolished and rebuilt

Front of House After Extension

AFTER - Showing the two storey side extension

Rear of Existing House
Rear of House after Extension

BEFORE - Photo taken at the rear towards the house

AFTER - Showing the new rear extension and balcony. All that's left to complete is the decorating 

Castlehill Drive, Belfast (Rear & side single storey extension)

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Trasnagh Drive, Newtownards (Rear & side single storey extension)

Existing & Proposed Plans
Rear photo before extension

BEFORE - Photo taken at the rear towards the house

Existing & Proposed Elevations
Rear photo after extension

AFTER - The single storey rear & side extension

The Kitchen before the extension.

BEFORE - The small kitchen

The Kitchen after the extension.

AFTER - The spacious new kitchen and Island with hob

Central Avenue, Bangor (Single storey rear extension and alterations)

What a difference this extension made to this home. A large open-plan Kitchen / Dining / Living space with superb full height glazing to enjoy views over the gardens. Also added a downstairs WC. 

Central Avenue Existing and Proposed Plans
Central Avenue Existing and Proposed Elevations

Cabin Hill Park, Belfast (Yard extension and internal alterations)

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Looking from the garden to the back of the house my client's wanted to extend into their yard.

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The existing yard, which later became part of the new open plan Kitchen / Family Room.

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The original Kitchen - The wall to the right was demolished, the downstand beam concealed and new Kitchen installed.

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The original Sitting Room - The back wall and window was later removed to provide a large open plan Family Room, the fireplace was also taken away later and a stove installed.

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The Yard extension to the left has a pitched slate roof and rooflights concealed behind a neat parapet.

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This photo was taken in the original Sitting Room, you can see that nearly all of the external wall has been removed giving an open plan area leading into the extension.

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What a superb use of a Yard which wasn't being used for very much!

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The new Kitchen with an Island and stools for all to enjoy. Can you spot the hob on the island and extract fan fitted to the ceiling?

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Earlswood Road, Belfast (Rear extension and internal alterations)

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the extension was partly two storey to provide an extended bathroom upstairs and additional kitchen space. The single storey extension provided a garden room

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the fantastic new extended kitchen leading to the extra sitting / tv room at the back of the house

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Cleland Park South, Bangor, County Down (Two storey rear extension)

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the two storey rear extension was designed to blend in with the original house providing an open plan kitchen / living room downstairs and a new master bedroom with ensuite upstairs

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with large double doors and sidelights the new downstairs room will get lots of natural light and no steps provides easy access onto the new patio, nice brickwork.

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to provide privacy a new timber boarded fence was erected between the house and the garage, new patio laid and a little landscaping to provide an attractive little area to sit out on

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Largymore Drive, Lisburn (Rear sunroom extension and alterations)

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