‘Truly hideous’ extension is slammed by Sarah Beeny’s Little House, Big Plans viewers


Is this the ugliest extension EVER? ‘Truly hideous’ £200,000 addition to £315,000 1930s three bedroom semi-detached property is slammed by Sarah Beeny’s Little House, Big Plans viewers who call it ‘a disaster’

  • Sam and Matt, from Stockport, were on Sarah Beeny’s Little House, Big Plans last night to unveil extension
  • Couple showed off their modern extension on their traditional 1930s three-bedroom semi-detached home 
  • However many of those watching called the extension ‘truly hideous’, with one branding it ‘a disaster’
  • One commented: ‘How the f*** did that get planning permission? It’s the ugliest extension I’ve ever seen’

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A couple who spend £200,000 on a ‘truly hideous’ extension for their three-bedroom semi-detached home on Sarah Beeny’s Little House, Big Plans have been slammed by viewers. 

Pilates teacher Sam and Matt, who works in the aviation industry, from Stockport, were in the first episode of the Channel 4 series last night where they explained they had bought their 1930s home seven years ago for £315,000.

The couple explained it had taken them three years to negotiate planning permission for their unusual extension, which they claimed had added a whopping £335,000 to the value of their home. 

However many of those watching were stunned by the extension, with one commenting: ‘How the f*** did that get planning permission? It’s the ugliest extension I think I’ve ever seen. 

Sam and Matt, from Stockport, who spend £200,000 on a 'truly hideous' extension for their three-bedroom semi-detached home on Sarah Beeny's Little House, Big Plans have been slammed by viewers

Sam and Matt, from Stockport, who spend £200,000 on a ‘truly hideous’ extension for their three-bedroom semi-detached home on Sarah Beeny’s Little House, Big Plans have been slammed by viewers

‘I’d be fuming if I was their neighbour looking at that! But typical architect going, “Oh it’s simply sublime!’ 

Meanwhile another wrote: ‘Reckon whoever signed that off at planning doesn’t work there anymore.’

Sam and Matt met at university and ended up settling down in their three bedroom house seven years ago. 

They bought it seven years ago for £315,000 and spent £200,000 on the extension – but claimed the property is now worth £650,000. 

The couple explained it had taken them three years to negotiate planning permission for their unusual extension, which they claimed had added a whopping £335,000 to the value of their home (pictured, their kitchen

The couple explained it had taken them three years to negotiate planning permission for their unusual extension, which they claimed had added a whopping £335,000 to the value of their home (pictured, their kitchen 

The couple bought the property seven years ago for £315,000 and spent £200,000 on the extension - but claimed the property is now worth £650,000 (pictured, their new-open plan living space)

The couple bought the property seven years ago for £315,000 and spent £200,000 on the extension – but claimed the property is now worth £650,000 (pictured, their new-open plan living space) 

Meanwhile the extension also added space onto the upstairs of their home, with the couple adding a fourth bedroom onto the second floor (pictured)

Meanwhile the extension also added space onto the upstairs of their home, with the couple adding a fourth bedroom onto the second floor (pictured) 

Their shared love of design left them determined to make an impact and transform the home from a bog standard semi to something more modern. 

The couple had grand designs for the semi. The original house had a classic 1930s layout, with two large reception rooms, a small kitchen, and three bedrooms upstairs. 

To give them the space they wanted, they planned a radical transformation which put them on a collision course with the local council. 

Their planning application was rejected and after three years of negotiations, they finally got the go ahead. 

A year later, the building was finally complete, with just the landscaping left. Despite there being ‘a lot of work to do’, they said they were ‘really pleased with it.’

Sam and Matt, who met at university, appeared overjoyed with their property renovation and compared the extension to an 'infinity pool'

Sam and Matt, who met at university, appeared overjoyed with their property renovation and compared the extension to an ‘infinity pool’ 

Presenter Damion Burrows called it ‘super high end design.’

Sam and Matt’s extension provided much needed space, giving them four generously sized bedrooms. Meanwhile downstairs, they kept the old front room but demolished the dating kitchen lean too – and instead had a huge extension with an open-plan kitchen living area, bringing the outside in.

Damion said: ‘When you walk through the house here the glazing is so free from obstruction.’

Meanwhile Matt compared it to an infinity pool, while Sam said: ‘its another feature which people comment on.’

The extension allowed the couple to knock down several walls in groundfloor of their home, creating a large open plan living space

The extension allowed the couple to knock down several walls in groundfloor of their home, creating a large open plan living space 

However many of those watching were left stunned by the extension, and questioned how they had been given planning permission (pictured)

However many of those watching were left stunned by the extension, and questioned how they had been given planning permission (pictured) 

Matt said: ‘Our architect was keen for this massive expanse of glass with minimal obstruction, but it gives us this picture out into the back garden. We’re able to watch our kids running around.’ 

However many of those watching were left stunned by the extension, and questioned how they had been given planning permission.  

‘The planner that passed that extension must have been paid off,’ another commented. ‘They’re literally laughing all the way to the bank. Shockingly ugly.’

A third wrote: ‘What the hell? That is a vile horrible ridiculous looking extension. How and why is that presenter being so stupidly pompous and complimentary about it? It’s a disaster.’

Many of the viewers watching said the extension was 'ugly', with some questioning how the couple had had the planning signed off by the council

Many of the viewers watching said the extension was ‘ugly’, with some questioning how the couple had had the planning signed off by the council 

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