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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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London unique furniture

Where to go in London for unique furniture finds?

When embarking on a new extension, loft conversion, basement build or all three, you want to be able to fill your house with unique furnishings. London is full of independent shops, where you can find inexpensive treasures as well as budget-busting statement pieces. Below, we’ve listed our favourite places to find unique furniture in London. Aladdin’s Cave, St Johns, South East London Aladdin’s Cave is a warren of a shop, located on Loampit Hill in the South East London area…

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Utility room ideas: What you need to know

Utility rooms are fast becoming seen as an essential part of modern living. These practical and serviceable spaces offer a place to hide some of the more unsightly household chores. After all, do you want your guests to see a pile of dirty laundry or your underwear hanging up to dry? No, you don’t. “With the increase in open-plan living, we’ve noticed customers prefer to create a defined separation between their kitchen and utility functions, where space permits,” said Tony…

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How to make your home extension energy efficient

When building an extension it pays to have the environment in mind. By making it energy efficient you can save money on your running costs and maybe even on your build. Here’s how to make your extension energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Insulation External wall insulation is one of most effective types of insulations you can have. It works by fixing a layer of insulation material to the wall, then covering it with a reinforcement and a special type of…

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How has Brexit affected the home improvement market?

London has not only seen a property boom of late, it has also experienced an explosion in home improvement projects. Extensions have long since been a popular way for Londoners to increase space and create modern, family friendly spaces. However, with the UK voting in favour of Brexit, what does this mean for the home improvement industry in London? It’s still early days and though much has happened since the result was announced on 24th June, what will happen in…

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How to make the most of open plan living?

When homeowners opt for an extension, many use it to create an open plan space in their home. Open plan has adorned magazines and interior TV shows for some time – it’s like the jeans of the interior world, no matter what the latest trends are, open plan is always at the party. So why has it endured for so long and how do you make the most of open plan living? While the idea of open plan living has…

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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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Could Home Extensions in London be the key to Shared Homes and Future Living?

The future of home life in the UK is large living spaces shared by multiple adult generations of a family. That is the verdict of a report by the National House Building Council. Could home extensions be key to this vision? In truth, the report was published on the future of new-build housing but could have a knock-on effect to home improvement. The NHBC claim that a lack of affordable houses has led to several generations of a family purchasing…

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