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Ranch dressing

Animal lovers Jules Hamilton and Nigel Shore have extended and transformed a Suffolk bungalow, using traditional timber cladding and a ranch-style feel to help the home blend with its rural... View Article

Take your stairs for a spin

Michael Edwards of Complete Stair Systems shares his expert advice on choosing a spiral staircase for your new build or refurbishment project With so many choices available, choosing a spiral... View Article

A concrete idea for efficient builds

Chris Stride from the Insulating Concrete Formwork Association explains why this type of modern method of construction could provide the answers for your self-build when it comes to speed, efficiency... View Article

Ideas & Inspiration: Home offices

LISTEN HERE 🔊 With many people now using a mix of home and office working since the pandemic, self-builders are placing the design of home offices right at an even... View Article

Drain care or beware

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Self-builders face particular challenges when it comes to wastewater drainage options, says David Stagg from Graf UK While the self-build sector proved more resilient than the wider... View Article

Connecting with the outside

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Considering bifold or sliding doors for your self-build or renovation project? Matt Higgs from Kloeber answers some of the key questions to help ensure you choose the... View Article

When does cost outweigh conservation?

Paul Trace of Stella Rooflight discusses the importance of maintaining the historical integrity of buildings during an economic downturn. It’s hard to imagine a tougher economic climate. Having emerged from... View Article
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Product & Supplier News

T Range: 6–42 persons

The T Range Biodigester is a total aeration sewage / waste water treatment plant manufactured in glassfibre (GRP) for simple underground installation. A small air blower is used to provide a supply... View Article

Lighter, brighter homes

Glass balustrades are one of the fastest-growing glazing products in Europe and F.H. Brundle have the widest range of innovative, stylish and installer-friendly, handrailing and balustrade ranges available. Homeowners, architects... View Article

Jarvis specifies Earthborn paints

Jarvis Homes, a family company for more than 250 years, set out to improve the sustainability of its building processes and specified Earthborn paints for its Chequers Green development near... View Article

Let your walls breathe

If you’re building a new house, or an extension, you want to bring each room into use as as soon as possible. Painting the newly built walls is often the... View Article

Get in to shape – and colour

The retro look of steel windows, doors and screens is very much ‘in’. Crittall says they don’t have to be just rectangular and white… Interior designers and home decor influencers... View Article
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