Editor’s comment – January/February

Hello and welcome to your first Selfbuilder + Homemaker of 2018, I hope this issue finds you well and that your self-build project is progressing smoothly after what has no doubt been a patchy few weeks, weather-wise! It’s good to... View Article

Whitelands – The ultimate home for 2018

New Year’s resolutions have something of a bad reputation – mainly because we collectively ditch 80 per cent of them by February, according to US News. However, the flip side of that is that one in five resolutions will be... View Article

Transform your home under £5,000

Michael Holmes, spokesperson for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show (22-25 March 2018, NEC, Birmingham), shares his secrets on how to transform your home for under £5,000. Cosmetic makeover A property that is rundown, full of junk and clutter, with outdated... View Article

10 principles of ‘green’ home design

Charlie Luxton, spokesperson for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, 22-25 March 2018, NEC, Birmingham (www.homebuildingshow.co.uk), says: For most people the driving reason behind building a low energy home is about saving energy and therefore money. Undoubtedly the whole abstract... View Article

Decorating on a budget

Julia Kendell, BBC’s DIY SOS guest designer and spokesperson for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show (22-25 March 2018, NEC, Birmingham), shares her tips on how to decorate a home on a budget: Panel power “If you’ve got a small... View Article

Create a winter wonderland this January

Keep the gardening season going in winter by creating a winter wonderland of houseplants inside your home. A few bright, beautiful winter-flowering houseplants can really brighten up your indoor space and increase the feel-good factor. Accessible to everyone as you don’t need... View Article

The truth about home improvements

Prestigious midlands based home improvement brand Stormclad have released important statistics on the financial impacts of making improvements to your home. The infographic comes from a huge range of changes that have been made to the housing market over recent... View Article

A modern flat flourishing with elegant details…

Gönye Proje Tasarım, an Istanbul based interior design studio, has enriched the modern design line with well-qualified material selections and fine details, giving priority to functionality as well as visual richness in Nidapark Kucukyali flat. Nidapark Kucukyali flat, which is located in... View Article

NSBRC commended at UK Employee Ownership Awards

The National Self Build & Renovation Centre (NSBRC) is celebrating once again this year as the unique visitor & conference centre has been recognised for it’s performance as an employee-owned business. The UK Employee Ownership Awards were held on Monday... View Article