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Standing the test of time

Richard Bishop of Wienerberger looks at how roof tile innovation is emulating classic design using modern materials to enable self-builders to find the ideal option for their project. It’s no secret that slate and clay have dominated roofing trends through the... View Article

What lies beneath

Extra space is something that many home owners desire but often that means adding a conservatory or a loft conversion. David Symes of Delta Membrane Systems looks at the basement alternative. While it may not be the most obvious option... View Article

The soft/hard debate

Choosing your flooring is undoubtedly one of the most important elements of a self-build – but should you go for for carpet or hard flooring? Selfbuilder & Homemaker’s Roseanne Field weighs up the pros and cons Choosing the flooring for... View Article

Invest in the future

Arada Stoves’ Jon Butterworth explains why stoves are becoming greener than ever and what it means for you and your build The European Union’s Ecodesign Directive Standards aren’t coming in to force until 2022, but the UK stove industry is... View Article

VMZINC facade for Cotswold home in AONB

A Standing seam VMZINC® QUARTZ-ZINC® PLUS facade has been used in Hayward Smart Architects design of a two-storey home for one of its partners and which replaced a 1930’s bungalow within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The result... View Article

New beginnings

James Parker visits a self-builder who overcame a bereavement to complete a beautiful timber-framed home in Cambridgeshire Self-build projects are normally demanding and stressful, especially if it’s your first time. Nikki Scrivens had to cope with a bereavement in addition... View Article

Sustainable luxury

With the demand for sustainable products on the increase and the desire for luxury still prevailing, Marc Howlett of William Holland asks if the two can co-exist in bathrooms In today’s environmentally aware culture, the concept of luxury has undoubtedly... View Article

Grand Designs Live returns to London for 12th year

Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, is set to return to London ExCeL from 29th April – 7th May 2017. This unique event promises to break down the conventional limitations to home building and offers visitors a... View Article

Understanding upholstery

From frames to flammability, Phil Reynolds from the Furniture Industry Research Association answers your upholstery queries Firstly, what type of frame should I go for? The frame is the ‘skeleton’ of a suite, to which all the different suspension and... View Article

Five steps for a smooth project

To ensure a home improvement project runs smoothly, Judith Turner, head of ADR and senior ombudsman at The Furniture Ombudsman has the following advice. 1. Buy from a trader who is a member of an ADR scheme When it comes... View Article

The Red Thread: Nordic Design

The Red Thread explores the simplicity and functionality of Nordic design, both past and present. The book takes its name from a Swedish expression, den röda tråden (the red thread) which is a metaphor for the essence of a story... View Article

Right to Build Expert Task Force launched

The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) has announced the launch of a new Right to Build Expert Task Force, with Richard Bacon MP as its ambassador. The Task Force will help local authorities, community groups and other organisations... View Article
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