Layer cake

The Hammills caused quite a stir when they remodelled a tired old Thirties house in York into a very modern home that became the talk of the town TEXT & IMAGES HEATHER DIXON Passers-by thought Erica and Michael Hammill’s house... View Article

Setting the bar high

LISTEN HERE 🔊 After a couple of frustrating years spent hunting for a new home, Paul and Sarka embarked on a self-build journey with Huf Haus to realise a property that met their high expectations TEXT EMMA HEDGES IMAGES LOTHAR... View Article

A chalet for all seasons

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Christa and Del Dobson had been planning their alpine-style project for nearly 20 years, and it has finally come to fruition in a luxurious off-grid chalet TEXT NICHOLA HUNTER IMAGES DOUGLAS GIBB Although Christa grew up in... View Article

Seven interior designs trends to watch in 2021

Homeowners looking to spruce up their abodes this year can look to the latest and emerging trends from interior design experts to add style and value to properties. From cleverly mixing modern with vintage, to maximising natural light and getting... 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 flames and very low emissions. We are first to offer... View Article

Bespoke oak frame buildings by Welsh Oak Frame

Welsh Oak Frame design and build bespoke oak frame homes, extensions, garden rooms and outbuildings. We offer a full architectural design and planning application service, taking the strain of the planning process away from you. Our architectural designers will work... 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 more about the ins and outs of the scheme, and... View Article

Earthborn paints pass the latest Toy Safety Standard

Earthborn is known for its distinctive paints that are better for the environment and healthier to live with. And its environmentally friendly formulations are now certified as child safe paints too! Independently tested to meet the latest Toy Safety Standard... View Article

New kitchen and bathroom radiators

Stelrad Radiators has launched a new radiator series of specialist decorative and designer bathroom and kitchen radiators under its ‘Boutique’ branding, offering a comprehensive, premium range of living space, kitchen and bathroom products.  The new series has its own stylish... View Article

Nature and hygiene big for 2021 bathscaping!

It might sound like a particularly gruesome illness, but Biophilia is predicted to be big in bathrooms for 2021. Biophilia is the integration and inclusion of nature as a focal point – with lavish, well cared for greenery, natural wood... View Article

Reduce noise with CaberAcoustic

Designed to reduce both impact and airborne transmitted sounds, Norbord’s CaberAcoustic chipboard flooring panel is specified by the UK’s leading housebuilders and contractors for both domestic and non-domestic applications. The portfolio comprises 28mm and 32mm variants of tongue-and-grooved particleboard panels with a... View Article