Doors and Windows

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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Propose to Your Existing

Extensions are a fantastic opportunity to add lots of contemporary, functional features to your home such as bi-fold doors and Velux windows. These features have been developed with practicality in mind and they do a fantastic job at letting lots of natural light in and...

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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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The Sky is the Limit

People often think that too much of anything can be a bad thing – but this isn’t the case for natural light. Designing an extension that encourages natural light entry is crucial and there are plenty of ways to go about doing it; one of...

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Let the Sun Shine

When we begin the Design Phase with our clients, there are all kinds of requests made in respect to the Design. No two designs are the same, and they all vary to fit in with the day to day lifestyles of the homeowner. There does...

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Reflect on Your Glass

Glass and glazing not only looks fantastic, but it also comes with lots of practicalities. Large glass doors and windows encourage natural light to enter your home which can drastically transform a living space. Adding glass to your home can also have lots of positive...

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How Much Light Do I Need?

Light can make or break a room and it’s really important to find the right balance between natural and artificial light. The best way to do this is to really understand what light you are going to gain from your chosen design. Lots of our...

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Highlight Your Skylight

Don’t underestimate the impact that light will have on your room!  Lighting can totally transform a space and can affect stuff you wouldn’t even dream of like temperature and sound.   When designing any space, you need to create a balance between artificial light and natural light....

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Choosing Your Windows

A side return extension can be a fantastic way to reclaim the unused space at the side of your house.   With space at a premium in London, adding any amount of space, large or small, will allow you to open up your kitchen and create an...

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Bright Ideas for Lighting

There are lots of ways to encourage natural light into your side return extension throughout the bright summer months; glass roofing is a great example. One of the biggest advantages of a side return extension is that the space can be used for entertaining all...

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Choosing your Bi-Fold Doors

Bi-fold doors are a very popular option with homeowners when carrying out a kitchen extension or a side return extension. These doors complement the open plan nature of the side return perfectly; they provide a seamless connection between the inside and outside spaces which appear to blend...

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Keeping your Extension Cool

The summer is finally upon us, but we would all probably admit to having a love-hate relationship with the weather at this time of the year. It’s brilliant when the sun is blazing and you can laze in the garden working on your tan, however it...

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Keep your Home Secure

Before embarking on a Side Return Extension, a number of clients have questions regarding the security of their home while the works are being carried out, especially in cases where homeowners move out for the duration of the project.   We felt it important to address this...

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Alternatives to Bi-Fold Doors

When it comes to choosing the doors for your side return extension, here at Build Team we've found that bi-fold doors are generally the most popular option.   This is because they enable you to completely open up the room, allowing natural daylight to flood in and...

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