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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

2017 has been a fantastic year for Ash Island. We hope to keep the success up in 2018! So Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our past and future customers and thank you to everyone who has worked with us and helped with the continued growth and improvement of Ash Island!  

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London SE13 garden and side return extension

London SE13 garden and side return extension

Team Bill smashing it and have another job lined up in SE13. This garden and side return extension will give our customer a huge amount of extra space. Aluminium bi-folds and large velux windows will give the new space lots of light and help create a fantastic atmosphere inside. Pictures of the build will follow! You […]

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Kitchen and side extension – Moredon SM4

Kitchen and side extension – Moredon SM4

Blue skies in Moredon SM4 where our team are working on this kitchen and side extension project. Keep shining! There is always a lot involved in a kitchen extension project but Team Bill are experts and always keep the build running smoothly.

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Finishing touches in Ealing W5

Finishing touches in Ealing W5

The final touches are now being done at the kitchen extension in Ealing W5. Tiling is being completed and plumbing is being finished off. It’s always great to see a kitchen extension come together and the final stages ticked off!  

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Thanks for the kind words – Kitchen extension & house refurb SW18

Ash Island have renovated and extended our house and turned an uninhabitable wreck into a beautiful home. Matt and his team have been dedicated and professional from the start. The build was completed on time and the work is outstanding. Bill, your finish and workmanship has exceeded any expectations. It is also very reassuring to […]

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017!

We’ve had an extremely busy year this year and it looks like its going to get even better in 2017! We would like to say thank you to all our customers and suppliers and we look forward to 2017!!

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New sweatshirts for Christmas…

New sweatshirts for Christmas…

New sweatshirts for Christmas thanks to www.workwearexpress.com featuring the famous Ash Island badge and the Federation of Master Builders logo.

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Team Aron!

Team Aron!

When I said to site manager Aron can you send me some pictures of the kitchen extension in HP9, I didn’t expect to see these ugly mugs!  

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Back to Brathway Road Southfields SW18 for side return extension!

Back to Brathway Road Southfields SW18 for side return extension!

Having completed the L shape mansard loft conversion earlier this year our customer has asked us back to build a side return infill kitchen extension along with some internal refurbishments including full rewire and heating system. Start date confirmed is Monday 10th October 2016.

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New glass roof light from Velux

New glass roof light from Velux

New glass roof lights fixed and electronic now available from Velux! Roof lights are great for creating extra light in dimly lit areas.

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Rear extension over rear addition in Fulham SW6

Rear extension over rear addition in Fulham SW6

We have created a new bedroom for our clients new born baby in yellow stock bricks over the existing rear addition to the rear of the property with a flat roof. On top off this we have installed decking, steel railings and timber decking making this space into a roof terrace over looking Chelsea FC.

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Kitchen extension complete Putney SW15

Kitchen extension complete Putney SW15

Wow and Wow again! What a fantastic finish in Putney SW15. The kitchen extension is now complete and the interior is amazing. Beautiful roof domes give additional light to this stylish kitchen. Contemporary lighting and expert interior design complete the look! Well done team!

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Roof lights now in place in Putney SW15

Roof lights now in place in Putney SW15

The roof is on and the roof lights are now in place at the kitchen extension in SW15. These large roof lights will create a light and spacious feel to the kitchen once complete.  

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Protective Covering in Putney

Protective Covering in Putney

Typical British weather requires protective gear! For this kitchen extension in Putney, the guys have used a protective tarp which covers the wet cement being laid underneath amongst other building works. We do not want to lose time on these projects so we have to work in all conditions safely. The benefits of using this […]

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Structural Posts in Putney – SW15

Structural Posts in Putney – SW15

 This kitchen extension project in Putney has the main steel frame up on the outside of the building. The next step is excavating the existing wall in order to have a nice open planned finish. This is where the structural calculations need to be accurate! As the Ash Island team remove pre-existing windows and walls […]

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Like Social Media?

Like Social Media?

Across the three areas of our business Ash Island Lofts, Ash Island Town and Country and Ash Island Extensions – we have media profiles for all. The websites can be found at www.ashislandtownandcountry.co.uk and www.ashislandlofts.co.uk. Similarly, Instagram accounts include for all: ashislandlofts ashislandextensions ashislandtownandcountry Get across to those sites to see a range of projects […]

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Footings Dug and Concrete Poured at this Extension in Putney SW15

Footings Dug and Concrete Poured at this Extension in Putney SW15

Week 1 on this kitchen extension in Putney and the foundations are being dug. For this project, the foundations have been dug 1500mm. Once the ground has been excavated, liquid concrete is poured in and then built upon with brick work. This will be the main structural frame of the construction so this has to be […]

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Seymour road – finishing touches – W4

Seymour road – finishing touches – W4

Its been roughly 12-13 weeks on this project in Seymour road – what a transformation! As a client – you compare the architectural drawings to the sheer volumes of concrete being poured into the foundations and think how is this going to be turned into my deVOL designer kitchen? But here it is – a […]

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Ash Island Design Ideas – Pebble Dash

Ash Island Design Ideas – Pebble Dash

With this project in Chiswick – Seymour Road W4. The side return extension needed to aesthetically match the rest of the property. We suggested a range of finishes from slate to Yellow London Stock brick but it just didn’t fit in with the rest of the house. Consulting our experienced painter, we decided to go […]

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Karndean Flooring in Seymour Road

Karndean Flooring in Seymour Road

In Seymour road, the Karndean flooring has been fitted in the kitchen. This modern composite of vinyl gives the room a timber luxury aesthetic. Smooth underneath, this flooring is perfect for a kitchen/dining area; any water or food can be easily wiped up as the floor is completely impermeable.

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Kitchen Fitted in Chiswick; Seymour Road

We thought the kitchen was blue as well! This Ikea kitchen has come with a protective blue film keeping the smooth surfaces protected during the fitting process. This client has specifically gone for chrome switches which fits perfectly with the chrome oven and inset handles. The uncomplicated design allows the room to feel larger with […]

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Velux windows and bi-folds – Kitchen extension W4

Velux windows and bi-folds – Kitchen extension W4

The kitchen extension in Chiswick W4 is now really taking shape, the velux windows and bi-folds are now in place. The customer has chosen to have three velux windows, which has increased the amount of light coming into the room.

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Underfloor heating – Kitchen Extension Chiswick W4

Underfloor heating – Kitchen Extension Chiswick W4

Underfloor heating is going down at our kitchen extension in Chiswick W4. Underfloor heating is a great choice for kitchen extensions and will give an additional feeling of warmth during the winter months. Check out our blog posts for further information on underfloor heating for kitchen extensions.

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Side return infill in Shepherds Bush W12

Side return infill in Shepherds Bush W12

We will be converting this disused side return into a large airy kitchen diner with aluminium bi fold doors and a glass roof at this new project in Shepherds Bush W12.  The project also involves a mansard roof conversion and a part house refurbishment. Keep an eye on our live Facebook page for photographs. If […]

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New project planning application passed in Chiswick W4

New project planning application passed in Chiswick W4

  After 8 weeks with Ealing Council this side return kitchen extension planning application in Chiswick W4 has been passed. We are now awaiting party wall agreements and then ready to book into our schedule.  Keep your eye on our live gallery later this year to see progress…  

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Roof going on Chiswick W4

Roof going on Chiswick W4

Site Manager Pervez working on the roof at this kitchen extension in Chiswick W4. We are now halfway through this build – well done team!

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Ash Island getting messy – Chiswick W4

Ash Island getting messy – Chiswick W4

Our team in Chiswick have been busy this week taking out the chimney for this rear kitchen extension. Well done team for keeping it looking clean and tidy after this extremely messy task! It’s all paving the way to create an amazing new kitchen with bi fold doors, electric velux windows, underfloor heating and brand new kitchen. […]

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Work has begun in Chiswick W4

Work has begun in Chiswick W4

The sun is shining and the team have been hard at work stripping out and making way for the delivery of steels at our latest kitchen extension in Chiswick W4. Please check out our Live Gallery and Ash Island Extensions Facebook page for up to date pictures of the project as it happens!  

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Underfloor heating systems

Underfloor heating systems

Many of our customers are choosing to have underfloor heating as part of their build. Ash Island are happy to give their advice on what options are available to them. There are two types of underfloor heating, Electricity heated – known as a dry system and Water heated – known as a wet system. Both options […]

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Kitchen extension in Chiswick W4 starting in two weeks

Kitchen extension in Chiswick W4 starting in two weeks

Ash Island are starting a new kitchen extension at this Victorian terrace property in Chiswick.  The extension is to have a new roof with velux windows and grey bi fold aluminium doors to the rear. Inside we will be fitting a new kitchen and installing underfloor heat to the entire ground floor.  The rest of […]

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Kitchen extension Streatham Hill SW2

Kitchen extension Streatham Hill SW2

The underfloor heating is being laid at the kitchen extension in Streatham Hill SW2. If you are interested in a kitchen extension with underfloor heating, feel free to call us on 0208 166 5145 and we can discuss options with you!

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Kitchen extension Streatham Hill SW2

Kitchen extension Streatham Hill SW2

The build is really starting to take shape now in Streatham Hill, you can see where the two angled velux windows will be positioned. The underfloor heating will be fitted tomorrow by our team.

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Tips on getting the best out of your extension

Tips on getting the best out of your extension

For some great in-depth tips and ideas on how to create the best extension for your home check out the House to Home website! There are some great ideas on decor, as well useful information on what kind of extension would work best for you and your family. There are articles on planning layout, storage solutions, […]

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Glass roof light supplier recommended by Ash Island

Glass roof light supplier recommended by Ash Island

There are many glass roof suppliers out there to choose from but one we reccomend is http://www.vitral.co.uk/en who do a great range of products for your kitchen extension. See below for further details: SkyVision roof light is an attractive roof light window allowing a maximum of natural light in a timeless, clean aesthetic design. The heat loss […]

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Kitchen extension in Ealing W5 finished!

Kitchen extension in Ealing W5 finished!

Ash Island Extensions have finished another build in Ealing W5 featuring hinge & pivot sliding doors and a large glass roof lantern.  This  Victorian terrace property has now got a  tremendous ground floor area for new kitchen and sitting room.  To the rear of the extension is hardwood decking out to the garden. All just […]

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Project Dunn – Shepherds Bush W12

Project Dunn – Shepherds Bush W12

  Rear extension over rear addition in Westville Road Shepherds Bush W12 has now been completed by Ash Island Extensions creating a study room. Click the gallery page for more pictures!    

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Party Wall Act

Here is a quick guide on what you need to know. Before any work begins you will need to confirm whether the work you are intending to do is covered by the Party Wall Act. Here are some examples of work that would be covered by the Party Wall Act: To demolish and/or rebuild a […]

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Bi-fold doors or something different?

At Ash Island Kitchens we’ve come to realise that bi-fold doors are generally the most popular option for customers who have kitchen extensions. But what are the alternatives? If you are one of the lucky people to have a beautiful period home in London, then you maybe keen on maintaining that traditional look. Timber framed […]

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Have you seen our Pinterest page?

Have you seen our Pinterest page?

Follow the link on our home page to see our Pinterest account. If you want some amazing ideas on tiling, home decor, kitchen storage, or kitchen units then visit our Pinterest page!

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Side return infill kitchen extensions

Side return infill kitchen extensions

What were Victorian builders thinking of when they created the ‘side return’, the poky, dank, useless passage from the rear kitchen door up the side of a house to the garden… Many aspects of Victorian houses in West London, such as ornamental plaster work, are superior to modern ones. But the side return, which might […]

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New kitchen supplier IPS Pronorm in Richmond TW1

New kitchen supplier IPS Pronorm in Richmond TW1

Pronorm stands for reliability in quality and service, as well as for innovative design ideas. The pronorm product lines offer maximum flexibility as well as maximum value for money. Rely on a partnership with future promise and discover the possibilities inherent in modern kitchen designs – from small rooms through comfortable kitchens planned for the […]

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Planning a kitchen extension?

Your kitchen is the heart of your home, so making this space perfect for your needs is what we do at Ash Island. Our team will work with you to create the best possible design to suit you and your family, whether you would like a separate space for entertaining, a functional utility room, or […]

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Wood floor down in Ealing W5

Wood floor down in Ealing W5

The kitchen extension in Ealing W5, is really starting to look good. The dark wood floor has now been laid and looks amazing!

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Kitchen Extension Complete

Kitchen Extension Complete

Project Solomon has now been finished. The property is now available for rental and some fantastic pictures of the finished project can be found here:  http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/property-47480497.html      

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Heating Options

Heating Options

With the cold weather now here there are a number of ways that you can improve heating in your home. If you are considering an extension, then Ash Island can discuss these heating options with you. Part of any kitchen extension build focuses on insulation and good windows and doors. Recommendations are for at least 200mm […]

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Get creative with tiles

Get creative with tiles

There are many ways you can create atmosphere and style in your new room. One essential part of the internal look and feel of your new kitchen will be the tiles. With the colour, style and material of your tiles you can create vastly different looks. Follow the link to our Ash Island Pinterest page where […]

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Winter Warmer

Winter Warmer

 With the colder weather fast approaching there are a number of ways you can improve the heating in your home and at Ash Island we are happy to give you advice on options. Making sure you reduce heat loss by focusing on insulation and good windows is the first place to start. Recommendations are for […]

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What’s new?

What’s new?

We have a large kitchen extension underway at Adelaide Grove W12.  

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Increasing the value of your home

With many people not being in a financial position to move home or simply not wanting to leave the area they love, increasing the size of your property has become the perfect solution. If you love the community you live in, your children go to a great school and your your friends are close by […]

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4 Feb

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