Graven Hill opens the door to custom build new homes

Graven Hill, one of the country’s most innovative self-build and custom build villages, is holding its first ‘Hard Hat’ event of 2019 on 26 January. The event will give visitors the chance to view the custom build new homes that... View Article

HETAS success with Trading Standards

HETAS’ work with Trading Standards has seen great results with rogue installers who misled consumers confronted and stopped. Members of the HETAS team were required to act as witnesses in a court case which resulted in a rogue installer from... View Article

Garador staff donate food to local food bank

In the run up to Christmas staff at the UK’s leading garage door manufacturer, Garador, have been collecting food parcels to donate to their local food bank. The Lord’s Larder, which is based in Yeovil, has been providing emergency food... View Article

What lies beneath?

With kitchens and bathrooms costing tens of thousands of pounds it’s important that self-builders and homemakers protect their investment from the ravages of limescale With 60% of the UK living in hard water areas limescale can be a real issue... View Article

How to keep your neighbours happy during extension works

In the excitement of planning extension works to your home it is easy to forget all about your neighbours and their concerns. However, even the smallest additions to your home can cause significant disruption to your neighbour’s everyday lives, whether... View Article

Ones to watch in 2019: Five key kitchen trends

New year, new kitchen? With the new year just around the corner, LochAnna Kitchens Managing Director and founder, Paul Jenkinson, gives his top 5 kitchen trend predictions for 2019 and beyond. 1. The True Handleless Kitchen  With handleless kitchens being... View Article

No floor is the same

Snowflakes and fingerprints are two things often referenced as being one-of-a-kind. By tapping into the latest covering trends, flooring too can be unique. To achieve the perfect result for your application, careful and proper surface preparation is essential. Here Oscar Peralta, territory sales manager at surface preparation expert National Flooring Equipment, shares his insights... View Article

Last Christmas I gave you my Ho! Ho! Home

A couple raffling their £3m dream Mega Home have put up their 14ft Christmas tree for the final time – with less than a month to go before the competition ends. Mark and Sharon Beresford have spent 12 years in... View Article

Light Projects and Wibre make a splash in the UK

London-based manufacturer, Light Projects, is delighted to announce it has formed a strategic partnership with German underwater lighting specialist, Wibre.  Wibre is a world leading manufacturer of underwater and exterior lighting fittings and is well known for its precision engineering... View Article

Number 41 takes shape

Andy and Sarah Ball have made great strides on their sustainable Derby build since they last reported in Selfbuilder + Homemaker. Sarah updates on the recent progress. When you left Number 41 the last time round, the one tonne steel... View Article

Tackling timber humidity risk

Niall Crosson of Ecological Building Systems and Michael Foerster of pro clima discuss the need to ensure that unforeseen moisture trapped during timber builds can be released, avoiding damage over time Timber construction is undergoing something of a renaissance in... View Article

Perfect porcelain

The Stone & Ceramic Warehouse’s Chris Grainger discusses the compelling benefits of porcelain floor tiles, from efficiency, cost and maintenance, to the ability to create a precise visual result Choosing flooring for your new home is a big decision. While... View Article

The open and shut case for bi-folds

Homeowners are increasingly looking for glazed extensions, light-filled rooms and the additional space needed for versatile living. Steve Bromberg of Express Bi-folding Doors discusses why aluminium glazing products are the answer for opening up conservatory build plans Providing that it’s... View Article

Shingles made simple

Daniel Redfern of manufacturer Marley Eternit says that installing a timber shingle roof is not as hard as you might think, and offers a step-by-step guide From summer houses and self- builds, through to holiday homes and heritage projects, the... View Article