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Has anyone converted a chalet style bungalow?

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coolpatterngirl Mon 21-Mar-16 14:45:09

I've seen a house in very interested in, but the current setup is smaller than ideal.

Has anyone successfully changed the design of their chalet bungalow? Ideally, I'd like to make the house a regular square box and extend out the back of the house.

ivegotdreadfulpmttoday Mon 21-Mar-16 18:22:53

I turned a bungalow into a chalet - extending upwards to the back and to the side.

cruusshed Mon 21-Mar-16 18:32:40

You can do a "roof lift" - this is where the whole upstairs is built off site (including bathrooms fitted etc and then your existing roof taken off and this craned on...seen it on Sarah Beeny ... see link below. I had a quote for a 5 bed 2 bath my footprint is 70ft x 30ft at £120k which I thought was reasonable - it looks quick and painless - famous last words!

yarnjunkie Mon 21-Mar-16 18:57:32

I've just moved into a five bedroom house that was originally a two bed bungalow! Everyone is stunned when we tell them. Roof taken off and rooms added upstairs and big extension on the back that houses the kitchen diner and family room.

coolpatterngirl Mon 21-Mar-16 19:40:03

Thank you so much, you've given me hope. The ground floor space is only 90m2 and would hope to increase overall to around 200m2. But there's no access to the back garden except for narrow side walkways. I

coolpatterngirl Mon 21-Mar-16 19:43:46

I don't see how machinery would get through.

Lighteningirll Mon 21-Mar-16 21:26:05

We have just finished a thirties bungalow adding a side extension, knocking walls down to create a larege open ish plan L shaped kitchen depriving room it's got a lovely wide hall and then three bedrooms on the other side of the hall. It's gorgeous but only room for one bathroom. Moving the kitchen right across the house was expensive but transformed the living space.

Lighteningirll Mon 21-Mar-16 21:27:07

Dining room!!! I never deprive myself especially in the dining room

Karcheer Mon 21-Mar-16 21:51:10

We looked at doing this but it was far more expensive than just extending the chalet bungalow.

coolpatterngirl Tue 22-Mar-16 12:05:00

Thank you all. I would like to move the kitchen to the other side of the house too.

Now just waiting for a builder to advise if it's even a possibility without rear access.

AlisonWunderland Tue 22-Mar-16 12:21:39

If it's one of a road full of bungalows, check local council website for plans of work already done

coolpatterngirl Tue 22-Mar-16 13:03:24

Unfortunately not, have already checked, mostly conservatories being added.

Lighteningirll Tue 22-Mar-16 13:05:09

My dh is very handy and my Soninlaw is a builder so my costs were lowish. Electric drains and plumbing had to moved across the bungalow a new door put in and window remade smaller. Then you have to strip all the plumbing electrics etc out of the old kitchen we have just about finished and it looks great added about 100k to the value too.

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