Five ways to ensure a successful home insurance claim

GoCompare offers tips on how to avoid joining the 1 in 6 who have had household insurance claims rejected The darker nights of autumn and winter typically mean an increase in burglary rates and weather-related insurance claims. GoCompare Home Insurance shares five... View Article

Quick and easy guest room updates

In an ideal world, a Guest Bedroom delivers a luxury hotel-like experience for friends and family. In most UK homes, the reality is it’s a dumping ground crammed with rarely used household items  and bedding that’s decades old.  It’s a... View Article

Kitchen trends 2019

Words by Adrian Stoneham | Managing Director, Stoneham Kitchens  As the sun slowly sets on the year 2018, why not celebrate the dawn of the new year with a brand new kitchen? 2019 is destined to be an exciting year... View Article

UK Passivhaus reaches 1000

The Passivhaus Trust is delighted to announce that the number of certified Passivhaus units in the UK has topped 1000 – with at least as many again in the pipeline. The Trust is UK affiliate of the Passivhaus Institute, and was established just... View Article

Knock on wood

Whether it’s to hide behind or make a statement with, your front door is the defining element of the public facing exterior of your home.  It’s the strangers’ first impression as they call on you, and it’s the portal to... View Article

The joys of going bespoke

Jon Sillitoe of Burlanes Interiors discusses why self-builders should consider investing in a bespoke kitchen, explaining how it worked out for a family in Chelmsford. Your kitchen is the heart of your home, where the family congregates to eat, cook... View Article

Upcycled & Unique

Natalie Lockwood, interior designer and owner of studio and blog Little Mill House, discusses the current upcycling trend, and how you can embrace it to bring a distinctive look and a greener interior. Upcycling has become as mainstream in recent... View Article

How to buy the perfect conservatory

So, you have the perfect home, you’ve put a great deal of effort into achieving an impeccable interior and a stunningly green garden, your home is a combination between comfortable and stylish, on trend and completely you. Are you ready... View Article

The simplicity of SIPs

Paul Newman of Kingspan Timber Solutions explains the simple and compelling concept behind SIPs (Structural Insulated Panels), and why you should consider them in the construction of your new home. Masonry, SIPs, timber frame, ICF, straw bale, oak frame –... View Article

Attractive options for energy-efficient house design

Vanessa Howard of Roof Maker explores how taking a rigorously ecological approach to design can improve energy efficiency without compromising on aesthetics and individuality, focusing on rooflights. In 2017 the average UK household spent £102 per month on electricity and... View Article

Strawberry Fields forever home

When a couple decided to build their Beatles-inspired ‘forever’ home in a north London suburb, the speed at which their kit home took shape left them suitably impressed. Roseanne Field reports. From the street, Mr and Mrs Young’s house, while... View Article