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What glass to use in a new extension?

When it comes to extensions, many of our clients want light-filled open plan rooms, which connect to their outside space. It is also important to ensure that light still gets into the interior of the house. This is easy to achieve with well-placed skylights, bi-folding doors and floor to ceiling windows. But what is the best glass to achieve light and airy spaces and how do you stop your new extension turning into a green house? Glass for Skylights and…

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Top Tips for Planning an Extension

Moving in London has become a less attractive prospect as the years have gone by; a perfect mix of rising property prices, expensive moving fees and high stamp duty has led to a trend of improving not moving. If you need more space in your house then an extension might be just what you need. Here are our top tips for planning an extension in London. Type of extension One of the first things you need to think about is…

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Flat Roof Extension

Flat roof extensions are one of the most common forms of home extensions in the UK. This is because they are generally easier to build, and are thus cheaper, than pitched roofs. Another reason flat roofs are popular is that they can give a more contemporary feel. However, there are disadvantages, such as a high level of maintenance and it does limit the height of your new extension’s ceiling. Flat roofs are ideal for small structures as they save space…

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2017 London house extension inspiration

The trend for ‘improve not move’ looks set to carry on into 2017. With the cost of moving and house prices continuing to rise, it makes sense for London families to expand their current properties rather than move to a new one. If you’re thinking of getting an extension on your house take a look at our videos for some extension inspiration. Highbury, North London – Rear Kitchen Extension This Victorian home in Highbury, North London, underwent an extensive renovation;…

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A guide to timber cladding your extension

With the popularity of programs such as Grand Designs and George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces, timber cladding is now firmly back in fashion. Why timber clad your extension? Timber cladding can be a design statement, an insulation protector and a sustainable building material – especially if locally sourced wood is used. If you are building a timber framed extension, timber cladding can be a cheap and lightweight build compared to masonry. Hugo Tugman, founder of Architect Your Home and Interior Your…

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How to create indoor outdoor space with an extension

‘Indoor outdoor spaces’ is the buzz word of the moment in interior and garden design. However, this is not just a fad, it’s a great way to gain more space and light into your home. The UK has been slow to embrace designing their homes to incorporate indoor/outdoor spaces. Some postmodern houses built in the 60s-70s did incorporate the idea and it has been popular among self-builders, but it has never really taken off in the main stream. In the…

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Why are side return extensions so popular in London?

Side return extensions are big news in London right now with a soaring growth in popularity. These relatively small extensions stretch your home into the alleyway area at the side of the house and, as such are not so much about adding a new room to your home as they are about expanding the space available. So why are they so popular in London? Perfect for social kitchens Well, they’re fantastic for creating large, open plan kitchen diners, creating spacious…

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Flat vs. Pitched Roof for Your Extension

When you’re planning your home extension, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the ‘fun’ elements such as picking out your furniture and décor, or perhaps designing your new kitchen. It’s less easy to get excited about the more structural elements, such as the type of roof you’re going to have, but the roof will really define the overall look of your extension. Here we look at your two main choices when deciding on a roof type are…

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Glass home extensions

As people want to extend and maximise the light in their home, glass extensions are becoming more and more popular with Londoners. They are a striking, beautiful and contemporary way to create more space, while seamlessly linking the outdoors to the indoors. The addition of bi folding doors can really open up your home to the garden and create a wonderful space for entertaining – just imagine summer BBQs where your guests can easily move between the garden and kitchen,…

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Types of home extension – which one’s best for you?

Extending your London home is a great way to create extra space. Whether you want a bigger kitchen or bathroom, an extra bedroom with en suite, more living space, or a combination of all of them an extension can transform your home and improve your quality of life, all without having to call a removal van. The type of London home extension you have can dictate how it can be used, so it’s worth considering exactly what you want in…

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