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Extending a home in the UK

Free Advice for Homeowners in the UK from an Experienced Architect 

Are you planning a renovation, alteration or extension to a home in the UK

Homeowners in the UK face serious challenges when it comes to working on their property. And it gets even more daunting when building a new house. 

Real Life Architecture is run by me, Níall, and I have over 15 years experience guiding my clients through the design and construction of work to their homes. I started Real Life Architecture to share that experience with homeowners across the UK.

You can read or view my free advice on all aspects of domestic projects here. If you need specific advice for your own project, check out the Paid Advice section for more details. 

Whether its planning applications, building regulations, construction costs or the best way to create an open plan space, I have lots of advice for anyone planning a house extension in the UK. 

Advice before extending your home

A house extension in the UK

Advice before changing the layout of your home

Knocking load bearing walls, converting the loft, renovating old buildings and avoiding cowboy builders. Get the benefit of my experience on how to carry out work inside your home.

Altering the internal layour of your home

Self building, buying plots without planning approval, mortgages and the building regulations. I have content that will explain things you didn't even realise you need to know. Don't start your grand design journey until you've checked out my advice on buying land. 

Advice before buying a plot of land

Design for a house

Advice before buying a house

Client regularly book my online consultation service to discuss their options before committing to buying a house. I make videos exploring the issues that come up and they contain lots of useful information. You might be surprised at the issues that come up when buying a house with the intention of altering it. 

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