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Offsite, on time

Paul Newman of Potton Self Build explains the ins and outs of offsite construction, and the many benefits it holds for self builders In many people’s minds, construction still happens... View Article

Transforming a space in the eaves!

Lucy, from lucyb home shares some know-how, of working within the confines of a very tricky space! Presented with a living room re-furb’, ‘not your standard rectangular room, with a... View Article

Vital steps to safety

Kevin Underwood of the British Woodworking Federation discusses why staircase aesthetics must go hand in hand with safety, and why too often design flair can compromise it For many, the... View Article

A signature entrance

Choosing the right front door is key to creating a good first impression and enhancing kerb appeal. With so many different products on the market, Stuart Shaw of Hörmann UK... View Article

Locally sourced

Carolyn and Chris Brown’s dream house was right on their doorstep, but they still changed it beyond all recognition to create a very modern family home TEXT & IMAGES HEATHER... View Article

A work in progress

Jack Wooler speaks to Andrew Baddeley-Chappell, CEO of the National Custom and Self Build Association, on why England lags behind the developed world on levels of self-build, and what can... View Article

The path to green finance

The Government’s Green Homes Grant offers homeowners up to £10,000 for energy-saving home improvements. Jack Wooler explains how you can take up the opportunity, and enhance your project’s sustainability Able... View Article

The perfect front door

Bethaney Larkman, marketing manager at Distinction Doors gives practical advice for selecting the right entrance door for your self-build or renovation project An entrance door is a subtle yet effective... View Article

Get on top of sustainability

With the Future Homes Standard about to change how we heat and power homes for ever, self-builders wanting to future-proof their homes should consider integrated green roofing solutions, says Marley’s... View Article
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Product & Supplier News

Rocking style from Keller

Fully embracing the trend for solid, industrial aesthetics in the home is the new Rock Solid kitchen from Keller – www.kellerkitchens.com. Stone and steel are at the heart of this... View Article

Why SterlingOSB Zero?

Norbord‘s portfolio of OSB products is one of the most popular in the building and interior design industries and comprises SterlingOSB Zero OSB3, SterlingOSB Zero Tongue and Groove, SterlingOSB Zero Fire Solutions and SterlingOSB Zero... View Article

Pocket and planet

Here Paul Bailey of Grohe UK answers FAQs on how water-saving products can be incorporated into self-builders’ bathroom projects, to save them money and help the planet With a staggering... View Article

A Staircase Inspired by The Sea

For a new home in the beautiful Constantine Bay in Cornwall, British Spirals & Castings collaborated with Jonathan Lees Architects to craft a bespoke helical staircase which draws inspiration from... View Article
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