It is common of houses of this age to have a driveway leading to a garage in the rear. This client was referred to us by one of the builders we have a working relationship with and through early discussions we established that there was an opportunity to make use of the side elevation to give the living areas more width. This would maintain the length of the garden where undertaking a large rear extension would shorten the outdoor space. In the future the occupants could then remove the garage and add width to the garden. As is the case with many projects, garages are often restricted and not suitable for current vehicles which are growing and we often find that there is more value in retaining rear gardens and extending to the side which tends to be underutilised.