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Side Extension with First Floor Overhanging Entry

Discussion in 'Building' started by Barlows, 15 Aug 2013.

  1. Barlows

    Barlows

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    I'm looking into a few different ideas of extensions to my house.

    I can extend to the side 3m but it would block off access to my rear garden, ie, no access to take wheelie bins to the back!

    I've noticed a house close to my workplace that has a 2 storey side extension with the first floor overhanging an entry by approx 800mm.

    Has anyone got any experience with similar to the below?


    The "entry would only have to be approx 1500mm deep as my boundary line is not straight and it would provide enough room.

    Is it as simple as steel beams with beam & block type flooring?

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
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    Build it normally with a door to front and rear and partition off a corridor internally. Will look better and give more options to future buyers. Personally I'd say that design - if it ever got built - would devalue your house.
     
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    Thanks for your input - i wasn't particularly sure on it myself to be honest, i've seen it elsewhere and it was more thinking out loud how it's actually constructed than anything else really.

    My main idea is to have a garage to the front with an up and over door with a door on the side which would still provide access (unless the garage is clogged up!) to the back.
     
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    A garage to the ground floor would work ok. I'm not saying you'd never sell it but the cantilever would look odd and anything odd puts off some buyers.
     
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