The Build Process

Extending in Conservation Areas

Do You Want to Learn More About Extending in Conservation Areas? Extending in conservation areas is not quite the marathon process you might think it is. Actually, if you do live in one, you are not alone. Greater London has more than 1,000 conservation areas, and...

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Challenging Chimneys

Chimney breasts were once a significant feature in traditional homes, built with functionality in mind, they housed an open fire and chimney flue to keep residents warm in the colder months. Found in almost every room in the house before central heating systems were created, they are a significant...

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Project Highlights of 2020

We have completed 138 design and build projects this year and here are the four project highlights from each season. Spring Project - East Dulwich Grove, SE22 Ground Floor Wraparound Extension The final extension design for this ground floor Victorian terrace flat added 28SQM of additional...

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Incorporate the Old and New in your Extension Design

When designing your rear extension, you will want to think about how this is going to interact with your existing property and how you want the old and new spaces to feel. It is worth thinking about any elements you want to retain, such as...

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A Guide to Exterior Cladding

A question we are commonly asked is ‘how will my house look from the outside?’ As the ‘skin’ of your building cladding plays an important role in the way your house looks once completed. Technically speaking, it is the installation of a material to cover...

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New Year, New Decade, New Extension

With the start of the New Year it may be time to start thinking about the possibility of extending your home to gain more space and improve your quality of life. There are many different reasons to extend your home, a growing family, improve the flow around your...

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7 Extension Treatments and Planning Application

There are a number of different planning applications, each of which will suit different residential extension designs. Discussed below are 7 different treatments for common extensions or alterations to residential properties. Permitted Development  Arguably the most straightforward extension type would be that which falls within your...

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Build Team Loves Wandsworth

One of London’s most sought after boroughs, Wandsworth is a hive of activity at the moment, and being popular with young professionals and families there is a continuing demand to extend and renovate as opposed to moving. Therefore residential home extensions are the most popular form of development, having...

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What to Expect from a Build Team Site Visit

You may be thinking about doing an extension or a loft conversion, but feel a bit lost – ‘How do I start?’ and ‘Who can help with these questions and what should I be asking in the first place?’ If these questions have been passing through your mind,...

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5 Benefits of Underfloor Heating

Underfloor heating is increasingly popular within properties, with many homeowners recognising the benefits over conventional radiators. Although it can have a slightly higher initial cost of installation, there are many long term benefits. We have highlighted five benefits offered by underfloor heating to help you...

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2017 in a Nutshell

The year of 2017 has been a year of celebration for the Build Team Group. The year kicked off our tenth year anniversary, and we are very proud to say that for over a decade we have helped homeowners across London transform their homes. The year...

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Get Your Home Winter Ready

Tis' the season to spend less time outdoors, and more time getting cosy in your home. Extensions offer a great opportunity to modernise your home, both visually (if that’s your preference) and also practicality. Most period-home owners come to realise older Victorian properties come a...

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