Timeless Beauty: The new Holborn stove from Arada

Epitomising the definition of timeless traditional design, the new Holborn stove from Arada features the latest and best new heating technology to combine Ecodesign Ready credentials with a traditional style stove. The latest design to join Arada’s growing collection of... View Article

Property owners urged to act over septic tank changes

Property owners are being urged by land agents and chartered surveyors Vickers & Barrass to keep close tabs on changes to septic tank regulations to avoid breaking the law. Many rural properties including houses rely on septic tanks for their sewage discharge,... View Article

Open and shut case…

New InnerVision® steel-framed sliding doors from Crittall add a further dimension to interiors. Creating a seamless transition between rooms, by opening or closing space is now possible with new sliding doors from Crittall’s range of InnerVision internal screens. These bright,... View Article

Refresh your home this summer with Osmo UK

As with any home, wear and tear is inevitable through everyday use, and with Summer upon us, now is the perfect opportunity to refresh the wooden surfaces in the home. Osmo UK, the eco-friendly wood and finishes specialist, offers a... View Article

Granite & TREND Transformations supplier visit

Granite & TREND Transformations’ franchisees were invited to attend a supplier event where Craig Condie, National Accounts Manager for BLANCO UK, hosted the event and presented BLANCO’s new product portfolio. The franchisees were inspired by the excellent advice from Craig... View Article

Königquartz – 28 colours to keep kitchens on trend

With a pedigree in supplying top quality materials with a top quality service, Königstone is proud of its growing range of quartz worktops: Königquartz. As one of the first companies to introduce quartz to the UK market, Königstone is proud... View Article

Timber types

How do you decide what style of house is for you? The materials you choose can heavily influence the space you create. Carpenter Oak talk through some of the timber choices open to self-builders who want to put wood at... View Article

Happy Birthday Taylor Alden!

Alison Relf, Director, Taylor Alden reminisces: In today’s throwaway, disposable society, I, for one, take great pleasure from stamina, longevity and loyalty in an ever-changing world. And 60 years on from the conception of Taylor Alden, we look back at... View Article

Choosing the right rainwater system

Yeoman Rainguard’s Sally Moores discusses the variety of options available when it comes to rainwater systems, and how to choose the right one for your project With an abundant choice of rainwater systems on the market, there is certainly no... View Article

Grand gardens

Millboard discuss the various design approaches available to help self-builders achieve a truly ‘premium’ outdoor space Great outdoor spaces reflect the style and ambience of the properties that they belong to – and they also communicate the temperaments of the... View Article

Electric range cookers – at home in any kitchen

Stylish, versatile and easy to install, modern energy-efficient range cookers are enjoying a new lease of life in both town and country, as ESSE’s Mark Blewitt explains It’s an established rite of passage on the downshifter’s ‘road less travelled.’ Scour... View Article

A healthy home is a sustainable home

Heat recovery ventilation can make homes dramatically healthier, and going a step further with heat pump ventilation can also offer energy efficient heating and cooling, says Clarissa Youden of Total Home Environment With self-builders becoming more aware that they need... View Article

Decking or patio – which one is better?

Decking or patio can be an ideal way to extend your usable outdoor space. Having that additional flat space is perfect for summer barbecues, eating outdoors, and is somewhere to place outdoor furniture relax. But which one is right for... View Article

Going up the hill to downsize

Building a contemporary home had always been at the back of one West Sussex couple’s minds, but it wasn’t until downsizing became the sensible decision that it became a reality. Roseanne Field reports In a village in rural West Sussex... View Article