side-returnsSide return extensions are one of the most popular types of house extensions in London and one of the most popular types of London kitchen extensions.

A side return is found in only a certain type of property. Generally they are Victorian terraces, and there a few of these in London.

A Victorian home is two a two sectioned building, the rear section runs into the garden but leaves a gap next to the boundary with the neighbour. The garden area is usually one to two metres wide and from two to ten metres long on average.

As garden space this area is usually pretty useless as garden because it not wide enough for a border or seating area. It often becomes a sight for sore eyes as it is used for storing bikes and hosepipes.

As internal living space this space is gold-dust. This space is exactly where the room is required for modern lifestyles. This type of kitchen extension in London is also very cost effective.

The typical conversion involves widening the ground floor up to the boundary , the roof can be a flat roof with a GRP fibre glass roof, which has a 20 year guarantee with roof lights to let light flood in.