Bedrooms, kitchens, sunrooms, conservatories, home offices, utilities, garages, lounges, games rooms, gyms, granny flats… the possibilities for extending your house are limited only by your imagination, available space and, of course, the Planners!

Then when you consider the options of single-storey, 2+ storey, side, rear and front extensions, not to mention roofspace conversions you will soon realize you could be spoilt for choice!

Sometimes nothing short of exceptional individuality will suffice – often this will involve sympathetic extension or renovation of a period property, the rejuvenating modernisation of a tired 1950’s – ’80’s house style or the clever juxtaposition of modern design and living standards onto a traditional country cottage. In such cases these projects leave no room for compromise with bespoke joinery, sourcing of reclaimed materials and individual detailing being just some of the essential elements.

Why not let 9yards help in guiding you towards the most suitable and practical option by utilizing our vast experience in not only the planning and design arenas but also the practicalities of the building process. With our design qualifications and experience augmented by membership of the Chartered Institute of Building you can be sure of the ‘buildability’ of our designs.

Roofspace Conversions

A good sized attic with enough head height is a really valuable asset as it can often be the cheapest way to get the extra room you need. Attic rooms can be delightful spaces which feel like a haven at the top of the house. The trickiest part of the design process is working out where the new stair can go, as there are strict regulations about size of stair and minimum headroom – we’ve done this for lots of projects and will make sure that your plans comply with all the local authority requirements.


Classic car storage, kit car building, motorbike collection, joinery workshop, band practice, weaving… we’ve been commissioned to design garages for all of these uses as well as the more everyday storage of the family car and all of those ‘treasures’ you just can’t seem to let go…

But the one thing that has become clear from all of these is that there is no longer such a thing as a ‘standard’ garage. Attached, integral or detached, many people are now using their garages for specific needs whether it involves a separate utility area or a dedicated hobby studio, games room, etc in the roofspace.

Indeed when you’re building a whole new structure why wouldn’t you want it designed by 9yards to fulfil your specific needs?

Call us to discuss your requirements

We welcome your enquiry, whether large or small. We are always here to give friendly help and advice so please do get in touch.

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