Hector and Cedric are currently finishing off an extension on stilts in Sheffield.  This has been a challenging project as we have converted an existing 9 metre veranda and extended it and turned it in to a living space with a 9 metre sliding door with a new veranda and staircase leading to the garden below.  In addition we have added on a fully glazed sun-room which is connected to the veranda extension; this looks out on to the surrounding woodland.  This adds a large bright living space to the property and sun-room for the owner to enjoy.

This building is a great way to extend a property in Sheffield for those of you who have gardens lower than the ground floor, as often is the case in hilly Sheffield.  Supporting an extension on a traditional timber frame minimises the use of extensive foundations and ground work.  This is due to the lighter weight of the timber framed structure compared to common brick and block extensions, where you would not be able to achieve an attractive extension on stilts, which makes the most of a tricky building plot.