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Our Mission

Our mission is to simplify your home extension journey with a transparent two-stage Design and Build process.


Our transparent home extension process is simpler and less confusing.


We have perfected our two-stage process to allow clients total flexibility.


We offer a variety of fixed-fee, design packages which can be adapted along the way.


We believe in clear and honest communication, accurate and realistic build estimates and delivering high quality outcomes.

We have been extremely satisfied with the quality of their service.

David Stocks
Design & Build Client

Our Team

Dan Davidson
Founder & CEO
Dan began his career as a marketing graduate at Sainsbury's. He then went on to further his banking career at Barclays for a period of 10 years which culminated in his role of Corporate Director in Business Services. In 2007, Dan said goodbye to a career in banking and founded Build Team, a home extension specialist that offers a Design & Build service to homeowners across London. Dan lives in Dulwich with his wife and two sons and enjoys cycling, tennis and skiing. He is a trustee to the board of Groundwork (London & South trusts), a charity established in 1982, which aims to support local economies to promote environmental sustainability, and to provide young people with support and employment opportunities to further their careers.
Mark Eden
Managing Director
As Build Director, Mark oversees the Project Management Team and ensures the smooth running of customer engagements. Mark completed his academic studies in 2002 and qualified as a PRINCE2 practitioner. With experience in both residential and commercial project management, he ensures our projects adhere to Build Team's quality standards and follow our internal process from interim inspections through to final certification.
David Abimbola
Head of Design & Architect
David joined Build Team in 2016 and leads Design Team. He is a qualified Architect and oversees the team and ensures clients receive a high quality design service and that planning outcomes are successful. He loves travelling the world to see how different cultures interpret design. His favourite city (so far) is Chandigarh in India, and he is a keen admirer of Le Corbusier, a French-Swiss Architect.
Natasha Angelova
Administrative Assistant
Natasha is from Macedonia, and after she studied for her Masters Degree in Translation and Interpreting in Italy, she moved to London to pursue her love and passion for the English language. She is hoping to specialise her linguistic knowledge and administrative skills in the administration of construction projects. She loves modern art and good music, and in her free time, she enjoys watching and translating television series.
Steven Davidson
Steven joined Build Team in 2015 and is a qualified Architect, he is our technical lead for design and planning matters. He grew up in Wales and moved to Scotland when he was 11, he then relocated to London to join Build Team. Steven enjoys football and rugby, and particularly enjoys cycling to client meetings and site visits.
Sean Kember
Build Manager
With over 12 years experience in project management and business development across numerous sectors, Sean is passionate about impeccable service, high standards of work and getting it right first-time. His fascination with architecture began on a college trip to Paris, a city with a myriad of designs from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. He enjoys theatre, reading and art. When he is not submerged in building projects, he can be found at the gym, in the kitchen, or raising money for LGBT+ charities.
Tess Ingle
Design Assistant
Tess grew up in Sheffield before moving to Newcastle to study Interior Architecture at Northumbria University. After graduating Tess went travelling getting the chance to explore different cultures and architecture from around the world. She settled in Australia for two years before recently returning back to the UK to pursue her passion for architecture and design. Tess is our lead on Interior & Landscape design engagements and regularly advises clients on matters as diverse as soft furnishings to garden planting. Joining Build Team in 2019, Tess enjoys visiting the rich and varied boroughs that define the cultural diversity of London.
Afia Taylor
Administrative Assistant
Afia joined Build Team in November 2021 as an administrative assistant. She has years of experience in customer service and administration, and is excited to expand this knowledge into the world of architecture and construction. She grew up in North East London and enjoys learning more and more about the city every day. She has interests in movies, art and good food.
Nisha Attra
Architectural Designer
Nisha joined Build Team in June 2021 after graduating with her MArchD in Architecture from Oxford Brookes University in 2020. With experience in residential architecture in Conservation Areas as a Part 1 Architectural Assistant, she is sensitive to documenting project narratives clearly. Nisha enjoys how every design, whether large or small, has the opportunity to tell a story of its site and its users. In her free time, Nisha enjoys urban sketching and exploring the city and all its hidden details.
Gustavo Cilumbriello
Build Director
Gustavo finished his BEng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Technology of Parana (Brazil) in 2018 and has been working on various new-build and refurbishment projects in the UK. He started his career in construction and management when he was 14 years old during a Construction Technician course. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking, learning about the fascinating Ancient Egypt world, and socialising with friends.
Adnan Ali
Build Manager
Adnan has a 5-year bachelor’s degree in Architecture from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore and a Master’s degree with specialisation in Construction Supply Chain Management from Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff. He is also a PhD researcher in Architecture at London South Bank University. He has over 18 years of experience in Architectural Design and Construction Project Management. Adnan is SMSTS qualified and CSCS card holder. He is an amateur Astronomer and a member of Baker Street Society of Irregular Astronomers. He enjoys stargazing, travelling and watching space documentaries in his free time.
Declan Stewart
Head of Brand Marketing
Declan re-joined Build Team in July 2021 and is our Head of Brand Design. He graduated with a degree in Design for Visual Communication from Croydon School of Art, and has since worked across several different fields including publishing, events, retail and education. When he's not designing or marketing, he likes to go freshwater fishing for predatory fish.
Sandra Ditchfield-Ortiz
Build Manager
Sandra is an Architectural and Urban Designer with over 17 years of experience. She moved to London to do her Master’s degree in Sustainable Management for Business at Westminster University. Her expertise is in Project/Construction management and Design. She has worked in all stages of the RIBA Plan of Work.
Reiss Neil-Helene
Administrative Assistant
Reiss grew up in the South London, where he found his passion for and studied Art & Design and Media. In his spare time, he enjoys going to art gallery exhibitions, photography and digital illustration. Before joining Build Team he was an administrator for 9 years in private healthcare.
Nick Ingrem
Build Director
Nick joined Build Team as a Build Manager in April 2023. Nick has worked in residential Design & Build projects throughout London for the last 6 years and enjoys transforming London homes, utilising the space and making them ready for a modern style of living. When he isn’t stuck into building projects, you will find him out on his bike, fishing, cooking up a storm in the kitchen or in the sunnier months, BBQing in the garden.
Santa Datta
Architectural Designer
Santa joined the build team in June 2021. With a background in architecture from India, she earned her master’s degree in urban design from the University of Westminster. Having previously lived and worked in vibrant cities such as Dubai and Los Angeles, Santa now calls London home. She has experience working on residential projects, including properties in conservation areas. Her projects reflect a blend of creativity and functionality. Beyond her architectural pursuits, Santa delights in the culinary arts, finding comfort and joy in cooking and baking. She also loves traveling and has visited many countries, using her experiences to bring fresh inspiration to her designs.
Ignacio Lopez
Build Manager
Originally from Spain, Ignacio journeyed to the United Kingdom 11 years ago to study at the University of Bath, earning a MEng (Hons) in Civil & Architectural Engineering. With over 5 years in the construction industry, he has experience in both structural and interior design, honing a meticulous eye for detail and aesthetic sensibility. Ignacio's commitment to client satisfaction matches his passion for his craft. Beyond work, he finds pleasure in the outdoors, enjoying a sunny day in a park or a good tennis match. Feel free to call him Iggy.

Our Story

Embarking on a home extension project can be overwhelming. The industry's complexity often leaves clients confused, dealing with lots of needs and unclear processes.

At Build Team, we address this by offering a Design & Build service. With over a decade of experience in constructing home extensions across London, we've refined our two-stage process for maximum client flexibility. Our aim is to simplify the journey by providing a service tailored to individual project requirements. This approach ensures that clients have access to everything essential for a successful project, minimising confusion and streamlining the entire process.


Build Team Is Launched
Dan leaves a career In Corporate banking and sets up Build Team.


Online Price Calculator Goes Live
Build Team launch an online calculator, which enables home owners to generate an online quote which is specific to their requirements.


Move To Holborn
As the team continues to grow we need more space and move to a larger office in Holborn.  


Mark Eden Joins
Mark Joined Build Team as Construction Director, to oversee the build department.


Move To Clapham
We outgrow our Holborn office in 2 short years, so we move to Clapham (South West London) to accomodate our growing team.


Website Redesign
As our client base continues to grow, we redesign our website to ensure our information is easy to access and informative.


Two-Stage process
We separate our Design and Build service to enable our clients further flexibility.


Design Team Is Launched
With the two-stage process launch, we recognise the demand for an architectural design service.


Expansion of Build Management Division
Our build department grows and we hire some wonderful Build Managers to accommodate the demand.

Front Cover of Real Homes
Real Homes feature one of our favourite projects which is in SW4 on the front cover of the February division.

House Tours Are Launched
We have our first house tour and 25 of our prospective clients come and have a look around one of our completed builds.


Our New Head Office
With a team of 20 people we move to a new, purpose built office in SW9


Celebrating 10 Years
Build team have been providing home extension solutions for over a decade.

Diversity Day
We celebrate everyone's cultures with our first diversity day; a day where everyone cooks a dish from their culture and shares it with our team.


(March) COVID-19 Pandemic and Lockdown
Build Team works incredibly well when a Government imposed ‘working-from-home-where-possible’ plan is implemented. Undeterred, the team continue working as they did before to offer the best services to their clients.


June Onwards
COVID-19 Safe Working and Site Visit practices designed and implemented to make sure that clients and Build Team staff members remain safe.

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