Our housing crisis in the U.K is an extremely complex matter which has worsened substantially over the past few decades. The need is not just for more housing but more affordable housing and an alternative means of securing a property; rather than the current system we have in the U.K.
Even when an individual is fortunate enough to secure a housing association property, one of the limited council houses available, or even purchase their own home, the space available may still not be appropriate for their needs at the time or their needs in the future. The option of moving when a family grows or when circumstances change may not be possible due to limited housing stock or just not affordable.
I have helped many of my clients to alleviate their situation using my skills as a designer with a sensitivity to cost. Often by reconfiguring the interior of the house or adding on a small extension the situation can be drastically improved and life changing in many instances. See the example (right) where an extra bedroom was created allowing the client's children to have their own rooms as they grow older into teenagers.