Creating a Living Space At The Back Of Your Home

Move Your Home Into the 21st Century!

We've all seen considerable house price rises in the South East of England since the turn of the century. There are more and more people all looking for a place to live and there simply isn't enough space or building land available to accommodate all the homes needed. The result: continuous house price rises!

This is certainly an issue for those that want to have a bigger family or want to move to a bigger house, the transaction costs are likely to be almost as high as if you would actually expand your current residence.

As experienced builders in the South East of Essex, we've seen the demand of homeowners to expand their homes instead of deciding to move to a bigger home. One of the most common forms of extensions is to have a large rear extension added to the back of our clients' homes. 

These types of extensions will generally create a large living space where the family can socialise during the day and the parents entertain during the evenings. With a modern rear extension, you really will see an increase in the valuation of your property.

Below are some ideas for those which to expand their home, rather than move to a bigger property and get involved with high transaction costs.


This is one of the most popular options that our clients elect to do, add an additional room and that can be used by everyone.

Brand New Kitchen Diner

This design can be added to an Edwardian or Victorian home that enables a larger kitchen that leads to a new decking area with grass

Additonal Side Extension At Rear

With the majority of housing stock in the South East of Essex Edwardian or Victorian, this modern design can certainly enhance your home.

Modern Rear Glass Extension

This type of extension will nearly double the floor space of some homes, it is considerable work, but will be more than worth it in the end.

Double Storey Rear Extension

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Dawsons Builders and roofing specialists offer a wide variety of building and roofing services for those in Southend and the Surrounding areas. We are a family business that has over 40 years experience in the industry.

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97 Rutland Avenue,
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