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Off-grid sewerage

Rebecca Taylor from HD Services gives her insights into getting groundwork specifications right for your build, and explains the options available when no mains sewerage connection is possible Building your... View Article

Interior Inspiration: Home Offices

With the arrival of Covid, hundreds of thousands of homeowners took to their studies (or sofas) to work from home. As householders continue to combine home-working with being in the... View Article

Rooflights – historic solutions

You might think rooflights are a modern invention, but as Peter Daniel of The Rooflight Company explains, they have a long history which ties into humanity’s perennial desire to bring... View Article

Ask the Expert – The light fantastic

Marketa Rypacek of Industville looks at which of the many types of decorative lighting are best for your project, gives insights into how to go low energy without compromising light... View Article

Space to relax

Megan Baker of My Fitted Bedroom says that getting organisation and storage right are top of the agenda for bedrooms in 2021 The events of 2020 have seen a surge... View Article

Getting brickwork right

Sean Wilkins of the Brick Development Association gives specification, design and workmanship tips that will ensure that your brickwork is successful Despite being used for thousands of years with evidence... View Article

Tapping into savings

Stephen Johnson from Quooker UK talks through the benefits of boiling water taps, and how including them in your project not only gives convenience, but can also help save energy... View Article

Why do over 55s renovate their homes?

Home renovation is a powerful way to add value to a property – and as such, it’s something that’s pursued by homeowners of all ages. But it’s especially popular when... View Article
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Product & Supplier News

Panasonic extends Green Cashback Scheme

Panasonic has extended its Green Cashback Schemes for Aquarea Air-to-Water heat pump projects by three months to 30 June 2021. The two schemes, one for homeowners and one for installers,... View Article

A modern wood stove experience

Island Pellet Stoves offer a range of British manufactured innovative and efficient wood pellet stoves and boilers. Our stoves offer a modern wood stove experience with quiet operation, beautiful wood... View Article

Know your VAT position

Andrew Jones the VATman is the leading specialist on the VAT431 scheme for reclaiming VAT on self-builds, covering both new builds and conversions. Selfbuilder + Homemaker asked him to explain... View Article
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