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The Importance of Insulation

You’ve probably heard about 'insulation', not least in winter when you’re wrapped up in lots of layers in an attempt to keep warm. Did you know that insulation comes in multiple different forms and each of these types have different properties. It is also possible...

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The Benefits of Underfloor Heating

Thinking about saving money and using radiators to heat your extension? Under floor heating may not be as expensive as you might think. Upgrading to under floor heating frees up your wall space, gives you toasty toes and in the long run may save you...

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Not So Ordinary Extensions

No two extensions are the same. Trust us - we should know, having designed 500 home extensions across London over the past decade. Clients are often concerned that their extension will just be a typical, cookie cut design – but that is far from reality....

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Architectural Dictionary – Breaking down the Jargon

Architects use strange, unfamiliar language which can leave even a well versed property-enthusiast confused. Here is a little compilation of our most common architectural terms at Build Team, which will hopefully help put some terms into perspective. Of course, if something is still unclear, always...

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The Conservation Area

Living in a conservation area is a pretty special experience; the architecture in the area has been preserved and the character maintained for future generations. Of course, this has implications when it comes to home renovations, particularly to extensions and particular features. You can contact...

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Bespoke Windows & Doors

Building an extension offers the perfect opportunity to add all sorts of contemporary features such as bi-fold doors and Velux windows. Victorian terraces were built without much thought to natural light, so lots of existing designs do not maximise their full potential. The modern features...

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Learn More About Velux

Velux windows are a fantastic addition to any extension and we frequently use them in both ground floor extensions and loft conversions. They are a practical and affordable choice, and particularly appeal to homeowners who want to create a light and airy atmosphere. Velux windows...

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External Material Options

One very important feature of a build is the way the building looks from the outside. During the Design Process, our clients love to get involved in the interior design and exterior is generally pushed aside and thought about either when we prompt the discussion,...

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Bring the Outside, Inside

Gardens are quickly becoming a luxury rather than a necessity, particularly in cities like London where space is so valuable. There are endless advantages to having a garden, one of which is a wonderful view that you get from your kitchen. When designing an extension,...

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Inside Out Doors

Exterior doors are an integral part of your extension design; not only do they require smooth functionality but they also drastically affect the way a room looks. There are a variety to choose from, all of which have both pros and cons. The first question...

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