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30 Best House Design ideas for 2020

February 14, 2020

We absolutely love some of the ideas in this article in Homebuilding and Renovating.  If you’ve got a house renovation project on the horizon, a read-through of this piece is a must. 


Our favourite ones are: 


No. 2 – Opt for statement fret work 

No. 6 – Opt for all in one floor 

No 11 – Bedrooms with balconies 

No 17 – Create a mezzanine 


And some others… 

Which one’s are your favourites? Have you used any of these design ideas in your home? We’d love to hear all about it. 


If you’d like some guidance on your home improvement project, give us a call on 02081917595. Or better still, book a FREE consultation with us and we’ll visit your property, discuss your ideas and share some o our recommendations with no obligation. 

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SDA Build London featured in Period Living Magazine

January 17, 2020

We are delighted to share that our home restoration and refurbishment project has been featured in the February 2020 edition of Period Living Magazine.  

You can have a sneak preview of the magazine or purchase it here.


Period Living SDA inside page


Or if you’d like to find out more about the project and how it unfolded, have a look on our website 

The Old Vicarage in Henley on Thames was one of our favourite projects. It was a true labour of love and focused on preservation and restoration of period feature whilst adding a touch of the modern.  

If you’d like to learn a little more on the ‘hows’ of renovating a period or listed building, have a read of one of our blog posts written last year – “How complicated is it to work on a listed building.” 

Give us a call if you’d like to discuss a home restoration project.  We can be contacted on 0208 191 7595 or email us at enquiries@sdabuildlondon.co.uk to discuss how we can help.  


To have a look at the kind of work we have done, why not download our free brochure? And if you need any help with managing your building project, our free project management checklist has been hugely popular.  


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SDA Build London wins award

January 8, 2019

We are delighted to share that SDA Build London has won the Global Business Insight Award form Most Outstanding Property Refurbishment Firm 2019.

This is a an honour for the entire SDA team who have worked tirelessly to ensure that our clients receive the highest standards of service from us.

A special thank you to all the team members for their hard work and commitment.

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2018 UK Home Renovation Trends

December 14, 2018

With 2018 coming to an end, we thought you might like to know what’s been happening in the property renovation world…Houzz has an interesting write-up on the 2017/ 2018 trends in renovations.

Findings from a survey of 7,194 UK homeowners on Houzz about their home renovations in 2017 and plans for 2018.

HOME RENOVATION BOOM CONTINUES: 2018 is on track to be another solid year for home renovations, with almost half of homeowners planning to renovate their home (47%). Renovation activity and spend was strong in 2017, with 57% of homeowners renovating their homes, at a median spend of £15,000. Repeat homebuyers spend twice the amount of long-term homeowners and first-time homebuyers.

BATHROOMS AND BEDROOMS LEAD ACTIVITIES AND SPEND: Bathrooms topped the list of interior refurbishments for renovation frequency in 2017, with more than a quarter of renovating homeowners tackling bathrooms (29%), followed by bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms (29%, 28% and 27%, respectively). First-time and repeat homebuyers are more likely to take on kitchen renovations than long-term homeowners (34% and 31%, respectively, versus 26% of long-term homeowners). Kitchens were also the most expensive room to renovate, with a median spend of £11,000 for a large kitchen (more than 100 square feet), followed by large bathrooms (more than 50 square feet) at a median spend of £5,000.

MORE DELIBERATE PLANNING AND BUDGETING: Over the past two years, homeowners have become more deliberate in planning and budgeting for renovations and were eight percent more likely to set a budget in 2017 than in 2015 (79% and 71%, respectively).

CASH REMAINS KING: When it comes to funding renovations, cash continues to be the most popular form of payment (88%), though more than 10 percent of renovating homeowners use credit cards (15%). First-time homebuyers are more likely to finance their home projects with credit cards (18%) as compared with repeat homebuyers and long-term homeowners (15% and 16%).

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If Home Renovation is on your agenda, do give us a call on 0208 191 7595 or email us at enquiries@sdabuildlondon.co.uk. We’d be happy to give you a FREE no-obligation quote. We can look after all aspects of your build including sourcing the right architect, structural engineer and interior designer for you and of course making your vision a reality.

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SDA Build London, property renovation specialists, featured in Design Buy Build

September 14, 2018

As leading property renovation specialists in South West London, we are delighted to be featured in this month’s issue of Design Buy Build, one of the UK’s leading building publications.

The article showcases one of our favourite projects where we created a stylish, temperature-controlled wine cellar in the basement. Click here to read more… We are on page 14 at the bottom right.

We are specialists in basement conversions, restorations, loft conversions and extensions, so do give us a call on 0208 191 7595 or email us at enquiries@sdabuildlondon.co.uk if you are thinking about renovating a property.

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