THE SECOND ACT

Howard Reay and Amber Valentine both worked in TV and film, but this didn’t prepare them for the drama of their own journey to creating a grand home in Buckinghamshire. Roseanne Field reports. Tucked away up a steep lane in... View Article

Grand Designs Live launches The Lavatory Project

Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, will return to London’s ExCeL from 5 – 13 May 2018. This year, the Grand Kitchens & Bathrooms Hall will launch an exciting new design inspiration feature, The Lavatory Project. Usually the smallest room in... View Article

Case study: what’s involved in a timber house build?

Ryan Abell, owner of Abell Building Services, provides a breakdown of what’s involved in building a timber house, focusing on the benefits and pitfalls of choosing timber as a main building material. Whilst timber houses aren’t a new invention –... View Article

Schueco UK announces new enhanced range of sliding doors

New from sustainable building envelope specialist, Schueco UK, is a range of superior sliding door systems that provide a complete and elegant solution for high-specification domestic and commercial properties. Covering both sliding and lift-and-slide doors, the new Schueco ASE 60... View Article

The sound of silence

You want your home to be a relaxing and peaceful haven – and it’s easier to accomplish than you might think, as British Gypsum’s sound solutions expert Sarah White explains. The hustle and bustle of everyday life can be deafening,... View Article

Building up a brighter future

Vinz (42) and Gen (36), product management directors in the financial and information security industries, learned the hard way the importance of due diligence when planning a refurbishment for their newly-purchased property. What seemed to be a straightforward development left... View Article

Editor’s comment – March/April

Swings and roundabouts. While we are seeing more self-build plots coming through and being built on – supported by the Right to Build Task Force – the story opposite regarding Redrow trying to pull the plug on self- and custom-builds... View Article

Add value to your property with a garage

A kitchen extension, loft conversion or perhaps even place a hot tub in the garden are normally the areas people look to increase the value of their property, did you know that you can add significant value to your property... View Article