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Multipanel: Pretty Muddy, Race for Life

A team from Multipanel, the UK’s leading bathroom and shower panel specialists, took part in Cancer Research’s, ‘Pretty Muddy Edinburgh Race for Life’. The team led by HR Manager Maureen Flannigan managed to raise a fantastic £1,700. The event was... View Article

Working it from home

The hottest interior trends are making their way into the home office and what’s more, they could actually be aiding your productivity. Abby Chinery looks at the most desirable decor trends that you should be adopting. When it comes to... View Article

Editor’s comment – September/October

This month we feature two self-build projects which vividly illustrate the rich variety which is present in schemes across the UK. Our case study (on page 22) is a fairly extraordinary black-painted house sitting on a Cornish clifftop, which may... View Article

Launch of the UK’s first plot shop

The UK’s first ever ‘plot shop’ was officially opened on 7 September 2017 in the town of Bicester by Housing and Planning Minister, Alok Sharma. Located right on the high-street, this one-of-a-kind outlet will sell plots of land on the... View Article

Blending the old with the new

Sat on a hillside near Penzance, the owners of The Grange – a family home – required an extension to add to their existing space but which would also incorporate a twist of contemporary living. The brief was to construct... View Article

Right to Build Task Force announces deputy ambassadors

The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA)’s Task Force has announced the three latest recruits who will be joining the association’s team of ‘ambassadors’ to help boost and integrate self- and custom-build housing across the UK. NaCSBA’s founder Ted... View Article

DCLG clarifies definition of self-build for planning

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has updated its planning practice guidance in order to provide clearer definitions of what self-build as well as custom-build means. The updated guidance also explains more clearly how many serviced plots of... View Article

The world’s first Miscanthus bale house

In an idyllic location in West Wales, a house is being built. However, this is no ordinary house. In what is believed to be a world first, its walls are being built out of Miscanthus bales. A collaborative project by... View Article

The Japanese Garden

A unique exploration of the art and beauty of the Japanese garden, spanning 800 years of fascinating cultural history The Japanese Garden is an engaging exploration of the Japanese garden, examining over 90 beautiful gardens and spanning 1200 years of stunning... View Article
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