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Innovation In Residential Design

When we look at the residential designs in UK, we often come across Victorian houses with similar aesthetics. But some of our clients often ask us, how do we make our house stand out from the rest? Well if you are one of them, I...

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Insulating Your Loft Conversion

In addition to creating more living space, a loft conversion can become an excellent opportunity to better insulate your home. Better insulation can help you to ensure your space is warm and cozy whilst helping to reduce energy bills. With an energy efficient loft conversion,...

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Build Team’s Sustainability Agenda

Our Green Agenda One of the greatest challenges faced within the Construction industry is the environmental impact of our profession. Currently the construction sector contributes heavily to the climate crisis; with sources calculating that buildings are responsible for almost 40% of global energy-related carbon emissions: 28%...

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The Impact Of Architecture

good design are plenty; as proven by the positive impact of buildings such as Maggie Centres. With the potential to improve productivity, mood, social interaction, physical and mental health; designers must continue to work on behalf of the public to optimize our collective quality of...

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Minimalism

'If all of your tools for living are well designed, you will not need much'​ Using minimalism to design and decorate your property can allow for optimum space whilst improving your quality of life. Minimalism in art refers to abstraction typified by simple geometry. This concept refers to...

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15 Years of Kitchen Design

Over 15 years of kitchen design, we have seen changes across the materials used with different styles being adopted, unique furniture, fixtures and fittings choices and with trends coming in and out of popularity with our customers. Despite this constant change, we have found that...

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15 Years of Kitchen Design 

Here at Build Team, we are proud to celebrate 15 years of customer-focused design and exploring trends within kitchen extensions since 2007.  Kitchen design has evolved immensely through each decade, adapting with changes in functionality and style. How to approach kitchen design has also changed alongside...

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Smart homes

Smart homes are not only a luxury anymore, it is beginning to be the new normal, considering the kind of lifestyle we have now-a-days. If you are considering renovating your home, consider being ‘smart’ about it. Smart homes are a result of technological advances. It is...

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Materials to use when thinking of a renovation

When you are thinking about renovating your home, the materials you use are as important as the circulation you create inside your home and the furniture you chose. Selecting the right paint or the right texture for the wall, the right cladding for your exterior...

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Accessorize your home with plants

esthetic appeal, indoor plants are beneficial in terms of removing toxins from air and purifying the air we breathe, and for our body and mind. They energise our mind and encourage deep sleep in some cases....

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Best Lighting For Your Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of the home and is a space used by the entire family. Whether it be cooking, preparing food, doing homework or family bonding, the kitchen is one of the most used spaces of a home. Thus, having good lighting in...

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Creating Zones In Your Home Or Garden

We often neglect spaces and restrict them to the function they serve. For example, if we have a TV, a sofa and a painting in our living room, we tend to leave it at that, thinking the space is complete. You can improve this space...

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Solar Panels/ PV Systems

Solar panels, also known as photovoltaics (PV) is form of a renewable energy. It capture sun’s energy and becomes energised, and converts it to electricity that we can use. A solar PV panel consists of many cells that are semi-conducting materials, which generate electricity when...

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Alternative Uses For Outside Space

We often neglect the garden space in our home, especially the out-house and use it as a dumping space, a space that is never in use, with all the stuff that you probably will never look at again. We all want bifold and crystal doors...

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Creating Sociable Spaces For Your Living Room

A living room is that space in a house where the whole family tends to get together for a chat and talk about how their day went, or even to relax after a long and tiring day. It is this space where you will have...

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How To Utilise Space Under Your Stairs

Often the space under the staircase is underutilised, storing old musty items to forgotten and unused. However, that area can easily be transformed and utilised in various different ways - not only storage.  Hidden bulky appliances  One useful idea for under stair storage is to relocate the washer...

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Green Roof Benefits

Green Roof Benefits: With the shift in dynamics for creating a more sustainable environment, we want to contribute our bit by sharing with you, the concept of a green, landscaped roof....

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Colours Or Neutrals For Your Home

The addition of colour into the home adds a sense of individuality and purpose. Transforming an empty shell of a home into your own personal retreat. Each room and space having its individual touch of colour. The typical palette is broken down into two main...

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How To Maximise Space In A Small Flat/ House

Living in London means making every square meter of your space count. With the increase in each square meter causing a hole in your pocket, here are some ideas to get creative with your tinier floor plans. Declutter Declutter in order to make creative changes and make...

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Best Lighting For Your Kitchen

In this blog we discuss the best lighting for your kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home and is a space used by the entire family. Whether it be cooking, preparing food, doing homework or family bonding, the kitchen is one of the...

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Interior Design Ideas To Improve Your Space

Interior designing can be compared to pouring a reflection of your personality in your space. Each design, colour or pattern creates a certain mood in the space it occupies, giving a certain feeling to its onlooker. When it comes to designing the interiors of our...

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Pocket Doors In Extensions or Conversions

Some might say that pocket doors are a lesser known option for inclusion in your new extension. Have a read of Build Team’s latest blog to find out exactly what a pocket door is, and how it might be an option for your new space....

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Downlights in Your Home

Thinking about adding some downlights in your kitchen extensions and loft conversions? Take a read of Build Team's latest blog to learn more about the different options available. What are they? Downlights are small, circular, ceiling-recessed LED lights. They are a popular choice all over...

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What are the Alternatives to Bifold Doors?

There are many alternatives to bifold doors, even though these are still the most popular choice of door for rear extensions. This is due to their function and flexibility. However, it is good to know there are multiple alternatives to bifold doors for those who...

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How to Make the Most of Your Loft Space

Making the most of your loft space for your family can simply mean converting it into habitable rooms. This oversized storage space can transform into something fantastic. In most scenarios, a loft conversion typically will add a new master bedroom, ensuite bathroom and, depending on...

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Make The Most Out of Your Chimney Breast

Most homes in the UK tend to have a chimney stack- originally created to release smoke from the fire place. As homes have developed, so have chimney breasts. More people are opting to remove their unused chimney breast or even the entire stack altogether in...

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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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What to Look for in an Extension Builder in London

When you're considering home extensions, the builder you choose plays a central role. This isn't an area where you want to compromise on quality or expertise. After all, this addition will become a permanent part of your home, affecting both its functionality and its value....

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Alternative Ways to Fund Side Return Extension Projects

You've decided to transform your home with a side return extension, embracing the trend that's reshaping London's residential spaces. As you embark on this journey, understanding the cost of side return extension in London is crucial. The price can be as high as £4,500 per...

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How Do Weather Delays Impact Budgets in Extension Projects?

Building a house extensions in London is an exciting venture, but it's also one that comes with potential hiccups. Weather is one such hiccup that can significantly impact a project’s timeline and budget. In London, unpredictable weather can often throw a spanner in the best-laid...

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Maximizing Space: Smart Layout Ideas for Kitchen Extensions

Are you looking to maximise the function and fashion of your London home? Then it might be time for a kitchen extension. The right kitchen upgrade can add value to your property while enhancing the functionality and aesthetics of your home. Today, we'll explore some...

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Step-by-Step Guide: Planning and Building Your Dream Extension

Planning a building extension in London can be a transformative project, significantly enhancing the functionality and value of your space. Whether you are aiming to accommodate your growing family, add a home office, or simply upgrade your living area, a well-planned extension can ensure your...

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Top Trends in House Extensions That Endure

When it comes to extending your home, following the latest trends can be an exciting way to breathe new life into your living space. However, not all trends stand the test of time. At Build Team, a trusted name in house extension in London, we...

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How Supply Chain Disruptions Impact Extension Costs

In recent times, the cost of an extension in London has been subject to the whims of global supply chain disruptions. While we Londoners are known for keeping calm and carrying on, it's crucial to understand how these disruptions can affect the cost and timeline...

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Insider Tips for Crafting Stunning and Functional Home Extensions

In London, where space is precious and architectural heritage abounds, the idea of a home extension holds a distinct allure. It's not just about expanding; it's about enhancing your flat, boosting your property's value, and adapting to changing needs. This guide unveils essential insights and...

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How House Extensions Enhance Property Resale?

In the bustling and diverse landscape of London, homeowners are increasingly turning to house extensions as a viable solution to enhance living space and property value. The concept of house extensions in London is not merely about adding square footage; it's a strategic investment to...

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How to Estimate and Plan Your Loft Conversion Costs

In the bustling city of London, making the most out of your existing space can be a smart and economical decision. One of the best ways to do this is through a loft conversion. But how do you estimate the cost for loft conversion in...

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How Extension Builders Can Cater to Diverse Needs?

With so much construction happening nowadays, extension builders in London find themselves at the forefront of meeting diverse needs for homeowners and businesses alike. As the demand for additional spaces and functional enhancements continues to grow, the role of extension builders becomes increasingly crucial. Today...

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Steps Involved in Planning a Kitchen Extension

If you are considering a new kitchen, there are various things to think about prior to starting your project. From defining your goals to finding the perfect company that offers kitchen extensions in London, there are essential steps involved. Today, we will walk you through...

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Inspirational Ideas for Your Home Extension

A home extension is a great way to add value and more space to your home but finding the inspiration to design your dream extension can be challenging. Whether it's your first time building an extension, or you're a seasoned pro, the process of planning,...

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Interior Design Tips for a Homely Winter Retreat

As the winter chill settles upon us, there's an innate desire to transform our homes into a warm and inviting retreat. In this blog, we look at the secrets of choosing the perfect colour palettes that evoke the cosiness of winter but also elevate the...

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Home Care During the Chilly Season

As winter knocks at our doors, it’s time to take precaution and transform our homes to withstand the chill and offer a haven of warmth. From sealing those subtle drafts to ensuring your heating system operates at its peak, we'll guide you through a comprehensive...

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Small Space, Big Impact: Creative Ideas for Small Extensions

In the world of architecture, it's often the small spaces that offer the most room for creative transformation. While larger extensions grab the spotlight, it's the modest ones that invite ingenuity and resourcefulness. If you're looking to maximise your living area or add functional space...

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Choosing an Interior Designer for Your Extension

Creating an aesthetically pleasing, and functional interior is an art form. Whether designing your dream home, renovating a room, or simply looking to refresh your living space, your interior designer will be pivotal in bringing your vision to life. In this article, we’ll guide you through...

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Choosing an Architect for Your Extension

If you're considering extending your home, the key to a successful extension lies in choosing the right architect. Your architect will not only shape the design of your extension but also influence the project's overall success. In this article, we'll explore essential factors, such as...

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The Ultimate Guide to Loft Conversions

Loft conversions are a remarkable way to breathe new life into the often-overlooked space above our heads. Once a storage space for forgotten items, your loft space can be transformed into a functional and stylish living space that enhances your home's value and quality of...

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The Ultimate Guide to Basement Conversions

Nestled beneath our homes, underutilised basements are often relegated to the role of dark storage spaces. Yet, they possess a world of untapped potential for homeowners looking to expand their living space. Basement conversions are more than just home improvement projects; they're a creative solution...

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The Benefits of an Interior Designer

Your home is more than just a place to reside; it reflects your personality, style, and aspirations. It's where you create memories, find comfort, and express your unique identity. If you're looking to elevate your living space, enlisting an interior designer's services could be the...

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Modern vs. Traditional: Design Trends

When it comes to embarking on a new home extension, one of the most exciting aspects is choosing the design style. Not only will it enhance your living space but also reflect your taste and lifestyle. The UK boasts a rich architectural heritage, and this...

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Project Managing Your Home Extension: Professional vs DIY

Amidst the excitement of a new home extension, you'll face a important choice – whether to take on the role of project manager or entrust the task to professionals. Whether you're a seasoned DIY enthusiast eager to roll up your sleeves or a first-time project...

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Budget-Friendly Home Extensions

If, like most homeowners, you crave extra living space but fear the hefty price tag often associated with home extensions, then this article is tailor-made for you. In an era where home improvement costs have skyrocketed, the prospect of a budget-friendly home extension can be...

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Bringing Sunlight and Airiness to Your Extension

Your home is your blank canvas, and when it comes to extending the living space, few things are as appealing as the idea of a sunlit and airy home extension. You may envision a breakfast area bathed in the morning sunlight or a spacious living...

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The Financial Aspect of Home Extensions

A home extension is an investment in both your living space and your lifestyle, and understanding the financial aspects is essential for a successful and stress-free experience. From envisioning your dream extension to bringing it to life, every step of the process requires careful financial...

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Navigating the Design Phase of Your Extension

Undertaking a home extension is an exciting endeavour that holds the promise of additional space, enhanced functionality, and an enhanced living experience. However, before you break ground, you need to grasp the complexities of the design phase – the crucial initial step that lays the...

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A Blend of Heritage & Progress

London is a city where history meets innovation, and tradition blends with modernity. Where not only is it a tapestry of individual homes but also a network of neighbourhoods. Amid this urban landscape, extensions are shaping individual living spaces and the very fabric of neighbourhoods. Within...

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How Extensions Boost Property Resale Value

One of the key factors to consider when designing a home extension is evaluating the impact of an extension on your home’s resale value. A well-designed extension, which is tailored to cater to market demands and deliver excellence in quality, can become a valuable asset....

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How Extensions Enhance Your Home’s Flow & Functionality

Whether you’re looking to extend your home or optimise existing rooms, extensions present a fantastic opportunity to transform your home. As homeowners look to combine style and functionality, home extensions emerge as the perfect solution to address evolving lifestyle needs. In this article, we’ll look...

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The Importance of Planning Permission

Every homeowner envisions improvements to their home that cater to their specific needs. However, the individual vision must be in keeping with the community. This is where planning permission acts as the crucial intermediary ensuring individual aspirations are achieved within sustainable and community-oriented development. Every neighbourhood...

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Creative Solutions for Small Home Extensions

Does your home feel like it’s bursting at the seams, leaving you craving more space? If you’ve been struggling with the restrictions of limited living space, don’t worry! We understand the frustration and difficulties of maximising a small amount of space. In this article, we’ll address...

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Preparing Your Home for an Extension

Embarking on a home renovation project is an exciting venture that can transform your living space and enhance your lifestyle. However, preparation is essential before construction starts to ensure a smooth and successful project. From clearing the clutter to understanding utility connections and managing construction-related...

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Building a Sustainable Home Extension

In this rapidly evolving world, sustainability has become paramount, influencing every aspect of our lives, including how we design and construct our homes. A sustainable home is an eco-conscious dwelling that minimises its environmental impact through resource-efficient practices, adopting renewable energy, and environmentally friendly materials....

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The Dos and Don’ts of Hiring a Builder

Are you planning a home extension and eager to bring your dream home to life? Hiring the right builder is a crucial step towards achieving your vision. However, with numerous factors to consider and potential pitfalls to avoid, you’ll need to know the essential do's...

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Creating Outdoor Spaces

When you’re extending your home, it’s the perfect time to plan an outdoor living space that blends seamlessly with your home extension. However, designing an outdoor area that works well with the rest of your home requires careful consideration and thoughtful planning. In this article,...

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How Lighting Design Can Enhance Your Extension

As you embark on extending your living space, it's important to recognise the significant role that lighting plays in creating a harmonious atmosphere and why it’s essential to incorporate lighting design into your plans from the outset. One of the key elements we’ll explore in this...

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Designing Spaces for a Growing Family

As your family grows and evolves, so do your living requirements. Your once-perfect home can start to feel cramped and overcrowded. Therefore, adapting or extending your living spaces to suit the changing needs of your growing family is often the best and most cost-effective solution. In...

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Choosing the Right Architect and Builder: Part 2

When considering a home extension, it’s essential to recognise that it involves a significant financial investment. Therefore, meticulous planning becomes paramount to making informed decisions. By planning the process carefully, enlisting the expertise of professionals and collaborating with experts, you can turn your vision into...

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Choosing the Right Architect and Builder: Part 1

A home extension is a substantial investment and requires careful planning, expert knowledge, and collaboration with professionals who understand your vision and can transform it into reality. The architect and builder you choose will play significant roles in shaping the outcome of your extension, ensuring...

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Inspiring Ideas for Decorating Your Extension

Building an extension goes beyond mere functionality; it’s where creativity and imagination can create the home of your dreams. The allure of extending your home is undeniable. It offers the opportunity to create a larger kitchen, a peaceful home office or an extra bedroom that...

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How Extensions Can Maximise Your Investment

Imagine stepping into your dream home, perfectly designed to meet your needs. A home where your family can grow, entertain friends and family in style, and create endless memories. Now, how would it feel to turn this vision into reality? One that fulfils your aspirations...

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Maximising Space: Extending Victorian Homes

Victorian properties have an enduring appeal and significant historical value. However, a common issue these homes often face is a lack of space. The original layout of smaller rooms, narrow hallways, and segregated living areas may not always align with the demands of a modern...

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Creative Ways to Extend Victorian Homes

Victorian homes in London captivate with their timeless elegance, elaborate architectural details, and rich history. However, there often comes a moment for homeowners of these beautiful homes when space limitations start to become apparent. Perhaps you dream of having an additional bedroom, a large family room,...

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Adapting Victorian Spaces to Modern Lifestyles

At Build Team, we specialise in breathing new life into timeless Victorian properties, transforming them into modern homes that seamlessly blend old with new. We believe that a successful Victorian house extension should not only provide additional space and increase the property’s value but also...

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5 Tips for Planning a Victorian Home Extension

If you're a homeowner planning to extend your Victorian home, you've likely encountered some common challenges along the way. Homeowners across the country face the challenge of extending their beloved Victorian homes while preserving their unique character and charm. You might be wondering what type...

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Decorating with Colour and Pattern in Your Home

Are you tired of your home feeling lacklustre and dull? Do you find yourself scrolling through Pinterest, longing for a beautifully decorated space with pops of colour and pattern? Perhaps your home recently underwent an extensive renovation or home extension, and you find yourself staring...

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Making the Most of Your Budget

Building an extension requires a significant investment and one of the biggest challenges homeowner's face is staying within their budget. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or working with a contractor, going over budget is a nightmare scenario. One that could turn your dream project into...

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Prioritising Functionality in Your Home Extension

Have you ever felt like your house is bursting at the seams? Maybe you're running out of storage space, or your children need a play area. Perhaps you work from home and need a home office, but your current living space doesn't allow for one....

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Wraparound Extension on Gellatly Road

Gellatly Road, located in the heart of London, is home to an array of beautiful Victorian terraced houses. Recently, one of these terraced houses underwent a significant transformation by the current homeowners. The addition of a wraparound extension has enhanced the home's aesthetic appeal and...

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Why it Pays to Extend in London

Are you a London homeowner feeling cramped in your own home? Unfortunately, living in a city where space is at a premium, it's all too common to struggle to make the most of your living space. However, with property prices higher than ever, moving to...

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Side Return Extension Ideas to Improve Your Home

Many homeowners are looking for ways to add much-needed space to their homes without moving to a bigger property. If this sounds like you, a side return extension might be what you need. Side return extensions are one of the most popular options for homeowners...

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Rear Extension Project on East Dulwich Grove

We're excited to share with you our rear extension project on East Dulwich Grove. Showcasing our expertise in transforming a modest single-bedroom flat into a spacious two-bedroom, complete with an open-plan kitchen, dining, and living area. This project showcases how a well-planned rear extension can transform...

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Transformation of Thorpedale Road

If you're looking to modernise and extend your family home, this article is the perfect place to start. Here we're featuring one of Build Team's most popular projects, Thorpedale Road. A complete renovation and extension of a family home located in the charming neighbourhood of...

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Sources of Inspiration for Your Extension

Are you considering extending your home but need help finding inspiration for the design? Then look no further! With so many inspiring sources, you can take inspiration from various places and create an extension to suit your needs and style perfectly. In this article, we'll...

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Creating an Eco-Friendly Home

With growing awareness of the environmental consequences of our actions, many of us are looking for ways to live more sustainably. As individuals, we are responsible for reducing our environmental impact. So, establishing an eco-friendly home, characterised by sustainability in structure and design, with energy-efficient...

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Creating a Child-Friendly Home

Building a child-friendly home involves more than just providing a safe and secure setting for children. It is also about creating a space where they can feel comfortable, happy, and free to explore their surroundings. The first step is to recognise potential hazards and take...

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How to Prevent Planning Permission Refusal

Planning permission is an essential part of any building project, particularly when extending your home. If you're planning to build an extension, you'll need to obtain planning permission from local planning authority before starting work. But if the local planning authority refuses your application, what...

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Reasons Why Planning Permission Is Refused

Most building projects, especially those that involve extending your home, will require planning permission. To build an extension, you must first acquire planning permission from your local planning authority. This article explores the most common reasons why the authorities may refuse planning permission. However, it...

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What Are the Important Steps I Shouldn’t Miss?

When it comes to building an extension, there are a lot of moving parts to consider. With so many details to think about, it's easy to overlook necessary steps that can make a big difference to the end result. In this article, we'll cover some...

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How Can I Get A Realistic Timeline?

When embarking on an extensive renovation or building project, it's essential to establish a timeline with your builder before the building work starts. With so many decisions to be made and materials to choose from, it’s easy to forget this aspect of the project. A...

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How to Prepare Your Home for Renovation

A home renovation can breathe new life into your living space, improve your quality of life, and increase your property value. However, with the number of decisions and choices that need to be made before you start, it can seem like a daunting task. If...

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How Can I Get A Realistic Builders Quote?

Finding the appropriate builder is critical when it comes to extending or renovating your house. A good builder will help you reach your goals and make the building process stress-free. However, you must obtain an accurate and realistic quote before you employ a builder. This...

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How Can I Find a Trustworthy Builder?

When you're considering building an extension, it's an exciting time. You'll finally get the home you've always wanted - the perfect kitchen, a bigger living space, or maybe even a home office. But with this excitement comes the responsibility of finding a trustworthy builder who...

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Top Tips For Decorating and Furnishing A New Extension

If you're considering adding an extension to your home, you're not alone! Home extensions are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to gaining extra living space without moving to a new property. An extension can give the ideal solution for a larger kitchen, a home office,...

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Ideas To Add The ‘Wow Factor’ To Your Extension

If you are looking to give your home a fresh new look and add some extra space, a home extension is the perfect solution! But don't settle for just any ordinary extension; design a space that serves its purpose and leaves a lasting impression. That's...

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10 Improvements To Add Value To Your Home

Home improvements can be an excellent way to increase the value of your property, whether you are looking to sell your home or merely increase its market value. However, determining which enhancements will provide the most value can be challenging. In this article, we will...

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Enhancing Your Curb Appeal

r a facelift can make all the difference in how others perceive it. The front of your house is the first thing that greets visitors, so it's crucial to make it look great. There are many ways to enhance the curb appeal of your property,...

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10 Ideas To Inspire Your Home Extension

Home extensions can be a great way to add value and more space to your home but knowing where to begin can be challenging. The process of planning and building a home extension can feel overwhelming, but it can also be an exciting and enjoyable...

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Interior Design Trends For 2023

2023 is bringing exciting new trends to the world of interior design. From natural, earthy tones, textured fabrics, and curved shapes to vintage and moody rooms, there's something for everyone. So, whether you're looking for ways to create a cosy and inviting space or want...

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Why It Pays To Beat The January Rush

Boxing Day is the start of the January planning rush, with homeowners who have put their extension project’s aside over Christmas, competing for design consultations and to get their planning applications submitted.Our data shows that planning applications dramatically increase in January, so if you want...

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Finding new purpose for derelict and disused buildings

Following the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns in the UK, many office buildings were left deserted; relics of a time when we would enter an office without the need to social distance. The need to isolate from others saw huge swathes of the population working...

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