New build convenience without compromise

In today’s society, choice is everything, from car models to coffees – so why should housing be any different? Recent research from Graven Hill, a development of self-build and custom build new homes in Bicester, has shown that almost 50 percent of the population see the... View Article

Grand Designs Live Premieres The Innovation Trail at NEC

Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, will return to Birmingham’s NEC from 9 – 13 October 2019, including, for the first time, The Innovation Trail. This all-new feature will showcase the most pioneering products and brands in... View Article

Improving your home in the winter period

Jason Orme, property expert for the London Homebuilding & Renovating Show (4-6 Oct, ExCeL,, says: “We’re going into the first autumn and winter season since the Government announced a desire to get the UK to achieve a zero carbon target within a... View Article

ICF – sense and sustainability

Robin Miller of Beco Wallform gives his views on why insulating concrete formwork (ICF) is the ideal practical choice for self-builders concerned about sustainability and climate change There is growing recognition – now almost universal – that unless significant action... View Article

The importance of energy efficiency

For homebuilders and homeowners, energy efficiency should be at the top of the list of considerations when selecting windows and doors. From helping your customers save money on energy bills, to growing your business, it’s surprising the benefits that energy... View Article

Brits show entrepreneurial spirit to housebuilding

We’re a nation of entrepreneurs who are willing to take risks in business as we are to building our own homes and developing our own properties. According to the latest visitor survey from the Homebuilding & Renovating Show, over one... View Article

Graven Hill event unlocks Help to Buy

Graven Hill, the UK’s largest self and custom build development in Bicester, will be opening its doors for a Help to Buy event on Saturday 28 September. Visitors will be able to talk to a range of experts, including IMS Mortgages and Help to Buy South,... View Article

Six interior design tips that celebrate autumnal tones

As we enter September, those with a love for interior design will find themselves dreaming about warm, autumnal tones. Longing for a cosy, inviting home design, we creatively envisage our perfect autumn setting; something that can easily be achieved by... View Article

The summer interior trends to look out for

The way you dress and decorate your property can completely transform your space; from subtle changes of colour to a brand-new sofa, every season boasts an entirely new set of colour pallets, textures and styles that can truly showcase your living... View Article

Dispelling the common myths about underfloor heating

David Playfoot, Segment Manager at Uponor, gives his advice on the best underfloor heating solution for your project and dispels some of the common myths around this product. Underfloor heating can enhance and add value to a property. It can... View Article

A happy home is a well-designed home

Jason Orme, property expert and presenter of The Real Homes Show, explains how house design can make the home a happier place to be in. It’s a common belief that when we improve our homes, we improve our wellbeing.  Our homes... View Article

How to style your home like an interior designer

Want to make your home look like it’s come straight out of an interior design magazine? You don’t need to have a huge budget to create a luxurious and stylish interior. Here, you’ll discover some of the best ways to... View Article

A clear set of options

When looking to create a unique home, glass gives you a wide range of options, especially when it comes to balconies and even atriums, as Susan Sinden of glass processor ESG Group explains One of the most common themes we... View Article

The rise of DIY

According to the 2018 Hiscox Renovations and Extensions Report, the number of people who chose to improve their home, rather than relocate, reached 26 per cent, compared to just three per cent in 2013. But how has this increase of... View Article