Here’s one they made earlier

Potton MD Mark Stevenson explains how the evolution of ‘prefab’ or ‘flatpack’ methods of self-building means the the assumption they prevent customisation is an now outdated one When you think of the terms ‘flatpack’ and ‘prefab’, you might picture a... View Article

Stepping it up

Katie Chown of Spiral UK has researched the latest trends in staircase design, and proposes some fresh ideas for your self-build project One thing is for sure, the shutdown of movement across the country has not stopped people from ordering... View Article

Vent-Axia Launches Lo-Carbon Heat Save

Vent-Axia, the leader in low carbon ventilation, has launched the Vent-Axia Lo-Carbon Heat Save, which is designed to offer either single room or whole house heat recovery ventilation solution for existing homes. The decentralized heat recovery ventilation unit is ideal... View Article

Making the most of your outdoor space

Charles Taylor, director at Composite Prime, discusses how the garden can be used as an extension of the home, focusing on the practicalities and benefits composite decking can offer The pandemic drove homeowners to reevaluate their gardens as an extension... View Article

Action stations

If you’re building a dream home away from it all in a beautiful countryside location, it may mean no access to the mains sewer; Dan Berry from Harlequin Manufacturing explains why packaged pump stations are a simple answer If a... View Article

The home front

What will you choose for your dream home’s facade? Lisa Grosse of Cedral explains why fibre cement cladding makes a great choice, for both practical reasons and the aesthetic ‘wow’ factor As well as providing protection against heat, cold, wind,... View Article

Reduce your water footprint

Bart Sobieszczanski of Ideal Standard answers the key questions around how to specify bathroom products to maximise water-saving benefits, and increase your build’s sustainability as well as cost-efficiency When it comes to water-saving in the home, one of the main... View Article

From the Editor…

Now that the prospect of England winning a major football final has receded back into the distance, life as normal can resume, which – er – means unlocking a country still full of Covid! However it has to happen at... View Article

Triumph and tragedy in Cornwall

Renovating a centuries-old collection of buildings into a family home became a labour of love for a mum and her young son looking to leave London behind for Cornwall’s Atlantic coast TEXT & IMAGES EWEN MACDONALD Moving to a new... View Article

How To Choose the Right Work Surface For Your Kitchen

The right work surface for your kitchen will depend on your personal preferences and kitchen habits. If you are a frequent cook, a regular host, or have little children running around the kitchen, your needs will differ from those who... View Article

Interior Inspiration: Fires & Fireplaces

There are a plethora of products on the market to help heat your outside space as well as traditional interior spaces, with homeowners keen to blend interior and outdoor living. We round up some of the current options for creating... View Article

Sustainable Ideas For Your Home

Making your home sustainable is a great way to contribute to the environment. Since most things start small, you can make changes that complement an eco-friendly lifestyle. Doing this helps reduce the overall carbon footprint, reduces the dumping and landfills,... View Article

A modern classic

Holly Ghent of Pash Classics explains the various rules to follow when looking to bring the classically suave and stylish Mid-Century Modern look back to life, in any room or space It’s an interior style that is almost 100 years... View Article

New custom build community at Ebbsfleet Garden City given green light

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation’s planning committee has granted planning approval for Alkerden Gateway, a unique custom build community at Ebbsfleet Garden City. Developed by Westerhill Homes and designed by award-winning architect, BPTW, this project seeks to create a characterful, bespoke neighbourhood and a... View Article

Up, up and away

LISTEN HERE 🔊 When the daily commute became too much for a busy pair of air industry entrepreneurs in west Scotland, they came up with a way to avoid it completely: build a house on their airfield! TEXT NICHOLA HUNTER... View Article

First time lucky

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Presented with the opportunity to do a self-build in his East Grinstead home’s garden, Tim Lamont found it impossible to resist, and he enjoyed it so much he’s already planning the next instalment TEXT ROSEANNE FIELD The... View Article