build onto (something)

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build onto (something)

To use something as a foundation and expand or construct additional elements to it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "build" and "onto." This kitchen is far too small—we'll need to build an addition onto it. Many were opposed to the city's plan of building onto the ancient church.
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The extension will be built onto 1 Sycamore Fields, Maesbury Marsh, near Oswestry.
Arwen Foley, of the AA who carried out the poll, said: "If you have an extension built onto your home or completely redesign your kitchen then it could increase the overall value of your home.
Built onto the side of the property is a stunning swimming pool room - which has a pool complete with a jetswim feature - with stairs that lead up to a galleried, mezzanine sitting room.
The four other options would include extensions built onto Ninian Park Primary in Grangetown and Butetown's Mount Stuart Primary, St Cuthbert's RC Primary and St Mary the Virgin Church in Wales Primary.
With some models, biometric fingerprint readers built onto the thumb drives provide data security (in case you lose your knife).
It appears the new building is to be built onto the road.
TEN homes could be built onto a listed 19th Century mansion in Brighouse.
A public inquiry was held to decide whether an extension built onto a property at 33 Whinney Hill, Durham, which was built without planning permission, should be demolished.
Throughout the years, Ecolab built onto the original building and added multiple levels until the facility included more than 235,000 square feet of factory and office space.
For pushing long distances, thrust rings can be built onto the spigot ends of the pipe, allowing the transfer of up to 13.4 tons per foot of circumference through the joint without affecting the sealing capability.
Today Cisco is announcing that EMC Corporation and VERITAS are expected to be among the first companies to offer network-hosted storage applications built onto the Storage Services Module.
(And one whose deliberate eccentricities extended into the presentation: Several of the drawings were mounted on a hinged, room-dividing screen, another on an easily overlooked faux chimney breast that she'd built onto one wall.)
A purifier built onto the regulator output prevents contamination of the gas stream and serves as an early warning of impurities.
Such cards require little extra space in the server, and are far easier to upgrade than components built onto the motherboard.