The kitchen is out the back leading on from the dining room and it is half the width of the house.
What I would like to do is to widen it up to the whole width of the house to make it into a big kitchen diner. So keeping the original kitchen room and then having a 'lean to' type conservatory.
Would I be able to easily knock down the existing external wall?
There is also quite a lot of drainage in the area where I would want to extend to, as well as the soil pipe from the bathroom - is it all going to be a nightmare to move or is there anyway I could put a temporary floor surface over the existing drainage?
Yes, architect would project manage and sort out specifications and formal quotes with builders and other trades - it truly is worth it for the avoidance of hassle and spend 'creep'.
(Hi MrsM as was! I haven't been online for ages. I go through long phases where I can't be bothered to type because (a) my keyboard is wrecked (by DS) and (b) because I am now working again and feel brain dead by home-time! )