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Take design up a level

Staircases are fundamental to the flow and functionality of a home. Richard Harding of British Spirals & Castings discusses what to consider when choosing a design for your property Staircases... View Article

In the relaxation zone

Johanna Elvidge of Marshalls explains how a zoning approach can help organise your outdoor spaces for relaxed ‘quiet luxury,’ and how different landscaping materials can help achieve your vision Most... View Article

Interior Inspiration: Lighting

Going well beyond just getting the right practical illumination levels, lighting sets the mood, and impacts wellbeing. Explore our hand-picked collection of options and light up your life 1. Artisan crafted... View Article

Painting pointers

Paint is the finishing touch for a vital looking exterior for either new builds or refurbishments, but as Tony Pearson-Young from AkzoNobel says, there is some essential practical advice to... View Article

Four trends for ‘24

Bathrooms have evolved from practical spaces to stylish sanctuaries, merging function with design. Jasmine Rowe from HiB explains how self-builders can tap into this year’s key design trends to discover... View Article

Ask the Expert: Prefab-ulous

Discover how kit homes can offer a streamlined approach to your self-build project, while minimising risks along the way. Baufritz’s Oliver Rehm sheds light on some important FAQs What are... View Article

Selfbuilder Diaries

LISTEN HERE Navigating their way through planning hurdles and DIY adventures, Fiona & Jon’s eco self-build journey is a testament to their patience and bravery, including getting their hands dirty... View Article
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Product & Supplier News

Your tickets to Build It Live this June

Whether you’re hoping to undertake a self-build, period renovation, home extension or conversion, Build It Live has everything you need to make a success of your scheme, all under one... View Article

ThermoSafe Decoral aluminium entrance doors

Hörmann ThermoSafe Decoral aluminium entrance doors have been designed and developed to provide discerning consumers with a high quality, secure aluminium door together with a selection of beautiful and modern... View Article

Collard Towers, Hilton, Cambridgeshire

Sector: Self-build family home Products: VELFAC triple glazed windows VELFAC Ribo entrance doors VELFAC distributor: Viewnique, Cambridgeshire Frame finishes: External aluminium frames: Jet Black (RAL 9005) Internal timber frames: Jet... View Article

Industrial Loft Doors from Hörmann UK

Industrial loft style doors from Hörmann UK have been developed in response to the growing trend for slimline, heritage-style doors and screening. They combine large, glazed panels with high quality... View Article

The Festival of Sustainable Homes

The ‘Festival of Sustainable Homes’ is a brand new event produced by the team at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre. The two-day festival will avoid ‘greenwash’ and offer... View Article

Back to nature with Keller

The new Nature’s Choice kitchen for Keller (pictured) is an elegant, industrial scheme which highlights natural tones and textures. There is a clever interplay between the lines of okapi wood and... View Article
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