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Create more room at home, not more financial debt

It’s a fact that house prices are rising steadily, with the latest survey conducted by Halifax showing a 7.9% increase in price in just over a year. Shockingly, 2.4% of this increase has been noted since last month, based on Halifax’s lending figures. This might be bad news for people looking to move into a new property if space is an issue. London house prices in particular are rising fast, which means families and homeowners are looking at a viable…

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Top Tips for Surviving Building work

We all know that undertaking a home improvement project is one of life’s most stressful situations!  To make life that little bit easier, Simply Extend, London’s leading home extension builder has compiled a useful list of 5 key tips to surviving any type of building work. 1. Organise your party wall agreement If your home has a wall that is connected to another property on either side, then you will need to arrange a party wall agreement before the work begins.  Each…

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The 5 most important things to check when selecting a building contractor for your home

With so many contractors available for domestic building projects such as extensions or loft conversions in London, choosing the right one can be a minefield. That’s why Simply Loft and Simply Extend have teamed up to put together a checklist of 5 important things to remember when choosing a builder for your project. The Simply team have years of experience in the trade which gives them a unique insight into the needs of the customer and the standard practices of their competitors. They’re perfectly…

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Simply Extend refurbish a beautiful London penthouse apartment

Not only do Simply Extend build beautiful kitchen extensions, but they also work on large renovation and refurbishment projects. Simply Extend were recently contracted to undertake building work on a large penthouse apartment in Victoria, London.  The project entailed a complete strip out and reconfiguration of a 250 SQM mansion block apartment. This large project involved installing four new bathrooms; one complete with a integrated television over the bath and a walk in wardrobe.  Four bedrooms were completed refurbished as well…

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The Simply Extend Guide To Rear Home Extensions

This week at Simply Extend, we’re taking a look at the popular rear extensions.  Rear home extensionsare typically used for extending a kitchen and dining area and sometimes  incorporate a separate living area and downstairs toilet.  When space is tight and lofts are already converted, kitchen extensions are a great way of extending a space for growing families. Here at Simply Extend, we are quite often asked – up to what area can I extend to the rear of my property…

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Simply Extend Guide To Home Extensions – Starting With Side Return Extensions

Here at Simply Extend, each week we’ll be covering the different types of options you may have when choosing to extend your home. We’ll be covering loft conversions off on our popular Simply Loft (theLondon loft conversion arm of our company) blog, so keep your eyes posted on this blog for more information specifically on extensions. This week we’re covering off the popular side return extension!  Most suited to period properties, a side return extension involves extending into the pathway at the side of…

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UK Homeowners Improve Home For Personal Enjoyment Not To Boost Property Value

An independent survey conducted by London home extension builders Simply Extend surprisingly revealed that the majority of homeowners are motivated to improve their home by personal enjoyment, rather than the financial incentive of increasing the value of their property. The study interviewed 626 participants about various home improvement choices and desires, and this survey found that, of those who owned their own home, around 65 per cent said that the most important factor when it comes to making the decision to modify…

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Building an Extension? Your guide to Planning Permission

Simply Extend are London’s leading home and kitchen extension company, transforming homes all over London.  One of the most frequently asked questions from our clients is whether planning permission is required for their new extension, so here is a quick guide to the basics. You do not need to apply for planning permission as long as your project falls into the following current criteria: The proposed single storey extension should not exceed the rear wall of the original house by more than 8 metres if…

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Our winner is announced!

Many thanks to all those who filled out our recent Simply Extend customer survey.  We will have lots of interesting info to share with you soon. A big congratulations to Katrina Steward who in conjunction with our survey won our prize draw of £100 John Lewis vouchers!  Katrina they will be on their way to you soon ! Keep your eyes peeled for more competitions and news coming soon. Share this:

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An extra special project in Richmond Upon Thames

The Simply team have been hard at work again, having just recently completed a kitchen extension and loft conversion project for a family in Richmond Upon Thames.  There are huge benefits to having one contractor complete both a loft conversion and an extension to a property by saving on cost, time and hassle.  By using  Simply Extend to complete your extension, you also have the benefit of using ourspecialist loft conversion arm called Simply Loft to convert your loft should you…

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