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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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What are the alternatives to Bi-Fold Doors?

While Bi-Fold doors are still the most popular choice of door for rear extensions, due to their function and manipulability, there are multiple other options available for those who wish to do something that little bit different with the rear façade. Here we have a...

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Home Extension Ideas for 2021!

As we start the New Year we are again spending more time than usual at home, we all look forward however to the summer of 2021, a time when we hope we can come together again with large family celebrations, parties and get-together’s - we will all be...

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Roofing for Ground Floor Extensions

Ground floor extension roofing options are many and various. In fact, roofing styles for ground floor extensions might not seem very exciting, but they are actually a very important design decision and will impact your overall scheme. The roof design can be influenced, and sometimes...

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Creating the Perfect Garden Office

Working from home has become the new normal and is set to continue well into the new year. With more than 44% of us no longer commuting to the office on a daily basis now is the ideal time to set up a dedicated home office. However, if...

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Working from the Comfort of Home

At the start of the year when up and down the country we began to decant our offices and begin to work from home, most of us assumed it was going to be short term and it’s safe to say many of us were not...

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The Design Benefits of a Courtyard

Everyone dreams of having a lush flourishing rear garden in the house, where people can party, play or just relax. But what about creating an internal courtyard space to create a green haven within the home? Improved Natural Light Sometimes, when designing a wraparound extension to a...

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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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5 Ways to Divide an Open Plan Space

More and more of our clients are requesting spaces that are not completely open plan or have the potential to change the space later on after they have used the space and developed as a family.  Some clients are also asking to divide up spaces...

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2019 Interior Design Trends

With the turn of a new year, comes the opportunity to re-fresh your house with up to date decorating patterns, timeless furniture and stylish interior fittings. 2019 is going to be a fantastic year for interior design and our Architectural Designers have put together a list...

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How To Retain Heat This Winter

Remember the bitter cold brought by ‘Beast from the East’? Keep warm and cosy in your home and your running costs low this winter with our neat toe-warming solutions. Much of London’s housing is characterised by gorgeous historic housing with treasured original features. There may be...

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5 Tips For Designing A Child Friendly Home

As your family grows, you may lean towards extending your home to provide more space. Children have curious minds and are full of energy which is fantastic, but is all the more reason for you to re-evaluate the safety of your home and new extension....

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5 Tips To Keeping Your Extension’s Costs Down

Extending your property comes with many benefits, whether you are looking to live in the house long term or whether you are looking to sell it. We have put together a few of our top tips to keeping down the costs of your extension.SQM The finished...

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New Year’s Resolutions for Your Home

As we move into the New Year, there is a spirit of new beginnings and the first week of January presents the perfect time to think about your New Year Resolutions. Whilst we love setting ourselves goals such as going to the gym regularly or...

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Liveable Lofts

Loft conversions are a great way of adding liveable space to your property as well as value. There are endless possibilities from what a loft space can become, with the most popular being an additional bedroom and ensuite. Both of these will add significant value...

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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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Light up Your Loft

Loft conversions are a fantastic way to add an additional bedroom, bathroom, study or playroom and make effective use of a space that generally goes unused. When designing your loft conversion, it is important to consider the lighting design early in the process; the right...

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Get More from Your Door

Doors have come a long way during the past decade, both in style and functionality. They are generally designed to maximise natural light penetration, which is why they make a fantastic asset to a home extension. The external garden doors will act as a focal point...

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Get Creative with Your Windows

Whether you’re intending to do a ground floor extension, loft conversion or a lower ground floor basement – it is very likely that glass will play a large part in your overall design, especially if you want to maximise natural daylight into your home. These...

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Create Open-Plan Perfection

Adding value, gaining more light and providing another living space for a growing family are all common reasons many of our clients choose to extend their home. Creating an open-plan space can provide all these assets and more. Open-plan living has become the dream for...

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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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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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