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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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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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Creating Office and Living Space for Home Working

If you are planning a home extension or remodel, creating office and living space for home working is essential now, more than ever. Space to work and learn is most likely high on the agenda. Here are some of the ways you can add additional...

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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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What is the Best Kitchen Layout?

The best kitchen layout is dependant upon you and the way you use this space. The kitchen is often considered to be the heart of the home, which is why it is no surprise that many homeowners across London want to extend theirs and create...

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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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Radiators or Underfloor Heating?

Will you choose radiators or underfloor heating? How you will heat your home is a key question to consider during the design of your new extension as it can effect the kitchen layout and placement of furniture. You will want to know what the best...

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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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Some of the Best Indoor Plants

Greenery naturally makes us happy, plants relax us not only by how beautiful they look but also by spreading pleasant scents around our homes and purifying the air we breathe. This could be the reason that the UK has seen a ‘growth’ in house plant...

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Surfacing Interior Design Trends

As we get closer to the new decade you can expect that the next few months are going to bring a wave of new trends with it. However, the trends of late 2019 and 2020 are looking surprisingly familiar to those who grew up in...

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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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Compact Bathrooms

Bathrooms are one of the most functional rooms in the house. Compact bathrooms are becoming increasingly popular to make best use of the available space. We think your bathroom should be designed to give you the most efficient use of space whilst still remaining comfortable....

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The Unused Room

When designing a rear extension the most common brief is usually to create open planning living, kitchen and dining space that opens out onto the garden. In a tradition Victorian terrace, of which there are many in London, the rear outrigger is used to create...

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Designing around your chimney breast

Chimney breasts are typically found in old homes, projecting from the wall to accommodate fireplace to keep the occupants warm during the winter season. At the bottom of the chimney is the fireplace where a fire would be lit. Heat produced by the fire spreads...

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New Year, New Extension

New Year, New Extension project? It may be nearly mid-February, however this is the perfect time to begin the design or the build of your extension project. Creating a new space in your home is an exciting prospect and below we will discuss why now is the best time...

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Build Team – 2018 in Review

Build Team has celebrated the end to a fantastic year, bringing many construction projects onto site and to completion, while Design Team has had comparable success in guiding new and repeat customers through the design and planning stages with some very exciting projects. In January, we...

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Live Well with Hygge

The home should be a place of relaxation and comfort and we believe that adopting the Danish approach of hygge is a great starting point to think about how to interior design your home and extension. The Danish adopt hygge as a means of creating a...

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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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Get Ready For Halloween

It’s that time of year again, summer has come to an end, those chilly winter days are approaching and Halloween is right around the corner. These festive occasions make many home owners wish they had more space, which is why a family orientated design is...

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Interior Design Trends Of 2018

What is the best companion to a new extensions? Interior décor that lets it live up to its full potential! This year has been full of very strong interior design tends, so we selected a few of our favourite trends that work hand in hand...

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Adding Value To Your Home

The housing market is an ever-changing world, with all of us looking for ways to add value to our property. Whether you are buying, selling or simply settled, adding an extension to your property is a great place to start. The most important factor to...

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Before and After

We recently gave you a summary of our latest completed projects. We are so impressed with the transformations that we thought we’d share a bit more information with you about each of the projects. We understand it can be difficult to imagine the final result,...

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Design Your Kitchen Around You

Kitchens are an essential part of your home, and we find more often than ever that clients want to design around social gatherings, daily activities, or even a place for the kids to do their homework. It’s to keep up with the latest kitchen must-haves...

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Four Completed Projects

We have recently completed some wonderful new projects, which include a variety of ground floor extensions and loft extensions. Our clients are so happy with the finished product, we thought we’d give you a run through of our latest four so you can understand what...

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Designed for Entertaining

Kitchens are no longer just spaces for cooking. They have become a space for social gatherings, a hub for day to day activities or even a place for the kids to do their homework whilst you’re whipping up dinner. You’ll need to design a layout...

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Perfect Your Wet Room

Wet rooms are becoming more and more popular as they are a brilliant way of achieving a high quality and compact bathroom space. Most of us are used to a traditional style bathroom so you may be cautious about venturing into new, unchartered territory. We...

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Floors to Last a Lifetime

If you are undertaking a home extension, it’s a fantastic time to refurbish other parts of the home. Floor finishes are a massive eye catcher and can really impact the way a space looks and feels so it’s really important that you dedicate some time...

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Creative Utility Spaces

Utility areas are becoming more and more popular within our home extension designs, as modern interior design is becoming sleeker and more clutter free. A utility area provides the perfect place to hide away unsightly items. Washing machines may look a lot better than they...

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Get Ready for Easter

The holidays generally revolve around spending quality time with family and friends, and what better place to that then in the centre of the home – the kitchen. When undertaking a Ground Floor Extension, it’s almost always in the client specification to create a more...

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Stylish Spaces

Privacy within the home is paramount and isn’t something you would necessarily consider when designing a home extension. Our clients are often keen to add lots of glass and glazing, but it’s important you keep in mind the repercussions of doing so. London in particular...

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Create Your Wonderwall

One of the most exciting parts of your Design & Build journey will be choosing all of the materials and styles for your new space – from the colour of your walls to your new floor, there are thousands of choices at your disposal to...

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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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New Year, New Extension

Happy New Year! Our Design and Build Team can’t wait to get started on a multitude of new and exciting projects for 2018. We always think, what better time to get started on an extension than at the beginning of the year? In an industry...

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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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Small Bathrooms, Big Aspirations

With winter well and truly setting in, we all find ourselves looking for tips on how to keep our homes cosy and warm. The last thing you want to do when jumping out of a nice, hot shower is to be greeted by a freezing...

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The Perfect Snug

If you’re thinking about extending your kitchen, open plan living is ideal as you will be left with a generous room size that can be very multifunctional. Open plan living needs to be well thought out, as you don’t want to lose that much loved...

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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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The Ground Floor WC

The Ground Floor WC is a popular option, and we often include them within our designs. A typical Victorian Terrace doesn’t include a ground floor WC, but in a busy, modern household they are quickly becoming a must have. Lots of our clients love the idea...

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The Design & Build Check List

The Design & Build process is typically new to our clients, and we understand that it is our job to ensure that you (as the client) are well informed, and the project runs smoothly. You will receive dedicated support for both the Design & Build...

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Kitchen Layouts

There are loads of ways to shape your new kitchen, and the most important thing is to ensure that it is comfortable to use; style should follow function. Of course there isn't a 'one style that fits all' model, so here are a few basic patterns...

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Unique Home Designs

One question we are frequently asked is: Will my extension look like everyone else’s? Our answer: Absolutely not! You have endless options at your disposal when it comes to doors, windows, height, roof type, and materials – and this is just the shell extension. If...

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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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Jazz up a White Interior

A white base interior can brighten up a room, and create the illusion of more space. If you’re keen on a neutral colour scheme, this kind of design can be a fantastic start, and it remains extremely flexible and versatile throughout the decorating process. So what...

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