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8 Reasons to choose a design and build specialist

With hundreds of design and build projects under our belt, here at Simply Extend we are the right people to ask why you should choose a design and build company to manage your project from concept to completion. Read on for  our top reasons as to why this system has enabled us to deliver so many successful projects over the years.  You work with one company With both design and construction in the hands of one firm, there is a…

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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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5 ways to save money on a new kitchen

Undertaking a kitchen extension is never an inexpensive prospect; while you may have spent months planning, and maybe even years dreaming of the perfect kitchen – sometimes it is necessary to tighten the budget; however, that does not mean you have to compromise too much on the dream. We take a look at the best things to save money on, and where to splash the cash, when planning your new kitchen. Planning A kitchen is an investment, so do not…

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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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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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Which home extension type is right for you?

The type of home extension you go for generally depends on a couple of factors – what you need the extension forand how much space you have to extend into. At Simply Extend, we believe that both of these factors are important but what you actually need the extension for just nudges into first place. Ultimately it will be this need that motivates you to look into London home extensions in the first place and that will dictate what you…

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Top kitchen trends for 2016

Many London home extensions are built in order to house brand new kitchens, creating much-needed living space for growing families and many people take the opportunity to create a completely bespoke space that fulfils all of their needs. Whether it’s state-of-the-art appliances, generous space or beautiful design, Simply Extend can help you to create the kitchen extension of your dreams. To help you decide on your perfect kitchen, we’ve hunted down some of the must-have kitchen trends of 2016. Open…

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A guide to underfloor heating

  Underfloor heating is a great way to add warmth to your new London home extension without radiators using up valuable wall and floor space. But which type to choose for your project? At Simply Extend, we’ve put together a quick guide to what you need to know about underfloor heating. There are two main types of underfloor heating system. The most common is wet underfloor heating. This uses your boiler to warm up water and then pumps heat through…

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Kitchens to Entertain In

As Christmas approaches we all start thinking about how we can transform our London homes into fantastic spaces for entertaining with plenty of room for that dream kitchen, perhaps in an open plan layout with a beautiful dining area where guests can mingle and chat before sitting down to dinner. That being said, not everyone has the luxury of space to create a kitchen for entertaining, which is where a London home extension from Simply Extend can come in useful.…

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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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