Three perfect additions to your self built home

There are many advantages that come from designing and building your own home. It gives you an enormous sense of achievement and satisfaction, and it can save you money too. Even more importantly, it allows you to have a home... View Article

Be a septic sceptic!

Dave Vincent of Kingspan Klargester breaks down everything that self-builders need to know about the ins and outs of off-mains drainage, from legal issues to the variety of options available Building a home in a quiet rural setting offers the... View Article

Safe as well as sustainable stoves

Erica Malkin of the Stove Industry Alliance takes a look at the key considerations for self-builders looking to enjoy a wood burning stove in their new home, including recent changes in legislation Wood burning stoves offer a low carbon, renewable... View Article

Home ideas for 2020

To celebrate Homebuilding & Renovating’s 30th anniversary, the magazine is sharing a selection of design ideas, products and innovations to inspire people’s building project in 2020. 1. THE NEW INDUSTRIAL STYLE Forget minimalist interiors — industrial style finishes, such as the Bulkhead 8-inch... View Article

Future-proofed design

John Alimi of Stiltz Homelifts explains why it’s imperative self-builders think ahead when designing their home in order to create a ‘home for life’ It is now far easier to be presented with options for a self-build project or major... View Article

Unique Carrara™ from COMPAC. Let there be light

Unique Carrara™ is an exciting new addition to COMPAC’s renowned Unique Collection – a distinctive and elegant range of quartz worksurfaces whose designs have been inspired by the textures, beauty and durability of nature’s rivers, forests, lakes, mountains and landscapes... View Article

Stelrad launches 3D augmented reality app

Stelrad Radiator Group has released a new augmented reality radiator App – Stelrad 3D – to help those choosing Stelrad radiators to envisage them in a real-life setting. The AR Radiator App is free and can be downloaded from the... View Article

Open to a fresh lifestyle

Richard Atkins, design director at DesignSpace London, shares tips on how to create open plan kitchen living for your project Traditionally, kitchens were hidden from view, with meals prepared out of sight and doors firmly shut between the cooking area... View Article

Bad decisions that could derail your self-build

Building your own home can be a complicated matter, even for the most seasoned of self-builders. While there will undoubtedly be surprises along the way, some bigger (and more expensive!) than others, there are several common pitfalls that have the... View Article

Permitted paving

Although a requirement for most new developments, other – often forgotten – planning measures encouraging sustainable drainage (or SuDS) also apply to new or replacement paving around existing properties. They are explained in brand new editions of Interpave’s ‘Permitted Paving’... View Article

£36 million land deal to create new community

A joint venture between Wainhomes Severn Valley and South Gloucestershire Council will deliver up to 327 new homes in the south of the county. The £36 million collaboration is designed not only to build much needed homes but a new... View Article

Lighten up the kitchen with Königstone’s Concrete Sand

For homeowners looking for a natural-looking engineered stone, then Königstone’s KönigQuartz worktop is the ideal material; the new neutral colour, Concrete Sand, perfectly complements all schemes. The light tones of the worktop will contrast with dark cabinetry to lighten a... View Article

From humble farmers’ cottages to luxury family home

Rowland Cottage in Lincolnshire is a four bedroom period property that started life as a set of three farmers’ cottages, a smithy and a joinery workshop. It has been extensively renovated and reformed to provide a luxury characterful home. Being... View Article

Snickers Workwear FlexiWork insulated jackets and trousers

Superb insulation and full weather protection for optimal comfort on site. Street-smart, stylish looks and market-leading GORE-TEX and 37.5® fabric technology make these jackets and trousers a must for winter on site or for outdoor leisure activities. You’ll stay warm and... View Article

Key considerations for a garage conversion

The base is one of the most important elements of your concrete garage, and if not built correctly you could soon end up with an unstable build rather than the desired strong platform. There are several factors that you should... View Article

Policy Exchange Report on Planning – expert comment

Following The Times’ story on the Policy Exchange report on planning and plans to overhaul the system, Paul Smith, MD of Strategic Land Group commented:  “The planning system is very recognisably the one that existed in 1947 when the socio-economic... View Article