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House extension Leeds

Huge transformation House Extension

Client Brief

We were approached by our client for an extremely exciting architectural project for a house extension in Leeds. Having recently relocated from London back to their hometown, our client was keen on a high-end luxury designed home extension. The project would require carefully considered concept design, a difficult planning permission application, and an extensive refurbishment and extension budget.


With the client’s vision in mind, we embarked on the task of planning the concept design.  Taking into account their specific requirements and aspirations. In order to bring their high-end luxury design to life, we ensured that every detail was carefully considered and incorporated into the plans.

Planning Application

The next step was to tackle the challenging house extension planning permission application. We knew that obtaining the necessary approvals would be a crucial aspect of the project. By conducting thorough research and collaborating closely with our team, we prepared a comprehensive application that addressed all relevant regulations and guidelines.


Managing the extensive refurbishment and extension budget was also a key factor in the success of the project. We meticulously analyzed the costs involved and worked closely with our client to establish a realistic budget that would allow us to achieve their desired high-end design while staying within their financial constraints.


By prioritizing effective communication, attention to detail, and expertise in architectural design, we were able to successfully navigate the complex process of planning permission and secure the necessary approvals for the project.


Our client’s exciting architectural project for a house extension in Leeds required meticulous consideration of the concept design. By carefully analyzing their vision and objectives, we embarked on the task of transforming their ideas into a tangible plan. Additionally, we needed to navigate the challenging planning permission application, ensuring compliance with regulations and architectural guidelines. This required careful attention to detail and effective communication throughout the process.


Moreover, managing the extensive refurbishment and extension budget was a crucial aspect of the project’s success. Through our expertise and dedication, we were able to strategically allocate resources, ensuring that the client’s high-end luxury design was achievable while staying within their financial constraints.


Existing House Plans

The purchased house had an existing layout that lacked careful consideration, resulting in small extensions being added without addressing the underlying issue. However, the client wanted a comprehensive transformation of the layout, aiming for a modern and spacious family home. Leveraging our expertise in architecture and design, we developed a plan for house extensions and layout modifications to meet their requirements.


Planning Consent

Once we finalized the house extension design, we meticulously prepared and submitted a planning application to Leeds City Council, ensuring compliance with building regulations and architectural guidelines. Unfortunately, the application encountered substantial opposition from neighbors, resulting in the council escalating the decision-making process to a committee review. However, we were determined to overcome this hurdle and worked closely with our client and the council to find a resolution. Through collaboration and careful consideration, we made minor adjustments to the application, specifically addressing the concerns raised and ensuring strict compliance with planning permission guidelines. Ultimately, our efforts paid off as the committee voted 10-1 in favor of granting planning permission for this luxurious house extension. This outcome marked a significant milestone in the project, allowing us to proceed with confidence and bring our client’s vision to life.


With the necessary house extension approvals in place, we began construction and renovation work on the property, guided by our commitment to architectural excellence. The project encompasses various aspects of home improvement and modernization, driven by a thoughtful architectural approach. The house extensions will significantly increase the square footage of the house, transforming it into a spacious and functional dwelling. Our architectural design incorporates contemporary elements, such as sleek white render finish, split face stone, and cedar cladding, achieving a modern aesthetic that harmonizes with the surrounding environment. To optimize the picturesque views, we strategically introduced larger window openings, allowing abundant natural light and capturing breathtaking vistas of Eccup Reservoir and the surrounding countryside.


Architectural Design

Inside the house extension, meticulous attention to architectural detail is evident in the interior finishing. Notably, striking architectural features include floating oak staircases adorned with black vertical slats, which add elegance and sophistication to the space. Additionally, the strategic placement of internal Crittal screens in the reception, kitchen, and office areas enhances visual appeal while creating distinct zones within the home. This thoughtful approach optimizes the flow and functionality of the living spaces.

The architectural house extension design extends seamlessly to the master bedroom, which boasts double-height ceilings reaching an impressive 5.5m. This architectural choice creates a sense of grandeur and architectural drama, elevating the room’s aesthetic appeal. The master bedroom is thoughtfully accompanied by a separate en-suite and dressing room, meticulously designed to provide privacy, luxury, and functional comfort.


Spacious Layout

Moving on to the family bathroom, we can witness the team’s architectural creativity at its finest. The spacious layout of the bathroom, coupled with the strategic placement of a stone resin bath near a substantial picture window.  Creates a remarkable feature. This positioning not only provides ample space for relaxation but also offers a serene view of the garden and Eccup Reservoir. By integrating the breathtaking natural surroundings into the bathing experience, we have achieved a seamless harmony between the interior space and the picturesque outdoor environment.

In summary, the interior finishing within the house reflects meticulous attention to architectural detail. The floating oak staircases, internal Crittal screens, and double-height ceilings in the master bedroom all contribute to the overall elegance and grandeur of the space. The family bathroom, with its spacious layout and strategically positioned stone resin bath, offers a serene retreat with captivating views.

On the second floor, a guest room with an en-suite and an inset balcony provides a tranquil retreat, while the remaining loft space has been transformed into a gym, reflecting the intersection of architectural aesthetics and health-conscious living.



Throughout the house extension construction process, we have maintained a steadfast commitment to architectural integrity.  Ensuring that the structural modifications and renovations adhere to the highest industry standards and comply with building regulations. Our goal is to deliver a contemporary, modern family home.  That not only exceeds our client’s expectations but also showcases the timeless beauty of architectural design, providing a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing living environment.


Key Ground Floor

  1. Double Garage
  2. Dining
  3. Entrance Hall
  4. Reception
  5. Utility
  6. WC
  7. Cloak
  8. Comms
  9. Living
  10. Office
  11. Kitchen
  12. Dining
  13. Window Seat

First Floor

  1. En-suite
  2. Dressing Room
  3. Bedroom
  4. Double height void over entrance
  5. Bedroom
  6. Bedroom
  7. Bedroom
  8. En-suite
  9. Family Bathroom
  10. Bedroom
  11. Master Bedroom
  12. Terrace
  13. Sedum Roof

Second Floor

  1. Gym
  2. Hall with Rooflights over
  3. Store
  4. Guest Bedroom
  5. Dressing
  6. En-suite
  7. Inset Balcony