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Extend bay window upstairs

Hi there,

I've recently bought a 1930s house with a great bay window in the living room. I'd like to know how to go about extending this bay window upstairs so that the bedroom directly above also has a bay window. I'd like it to have a pitched roof too. Also, there's a potential damp problem on the walls surrounding the window downstairs which, but the looks of it, is most likely due to the pointing needing re-doing. Just don't know where to start. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Best Answer

Hi Laura, yes this is definitely possible from a building perspective , obviously you will need planning permission to do it. I would be more than happy to submit an application for you. I have seen a slightly more adventurous example at 32 Swains Lane, London N6 where a 2 storey front bay was extended up into the loft making a 3 storey front bay, see link or take a look on google maps street view,

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?client=safari&oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&q=swains+lane&fb=1&gl=uk&hq=swains+lane&hnear=0x47d8a00baf21de75:0x52963a5addd52a99,London&cid=0,0,16768031325793020305&ei=0wXrUOK6FOmM0AXKoID4Ag&ved=0CLQBEPwSMAc

best wishes Lee

Answered 7th Jan 2013

Lee Davidson RIBA

Member since 22 Jan 2010

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