A change for the better

Listen here Heidi and John Exley moved into the house of their dreams near Doncaster – and then modernised it beyond all recognition with the help of a local architect TEXT & IMAGES HEATHER DIXON For years Heidi Exley had... View Article

Sliding doors, made simple

Listen here Steve Bromberg of Express Bi-Folding Doors outlines the essential factors for self-builders who are considering sliding doors – from size limitations to energy efficiency OTHER THAN SAVING SPACE, WHAT BENEFITS CAN SLIDING DOORS OFFER OVER BI-FOLDS? The main... View Article

The fruits of determination

Listen here Nothing was going to stop resourceful self-builder Gill MacLeod achieving the house of her dreams, a major renovation in rural Scotland TEXT JAYNE DOWLE IMAGES EMMA GRAY Clambering around a delivery depot in a hi-vis vest and hard... View Article

An adventure by the sea

Listen here Embarking on a self-build sans architect is not for the faint-hearted, but Joey and Charlotte Thomson decided to go the DIY route to creating their perfect coastal home TEXT & IMAGES EWEN MACDONALD In 2015 Joey Auger and... View Article

An uphill battle

Listen here Ian and Julie Perrin were unsure about buying the ‘difficult’ plot of land they ended up building on in Montgomery, mid-Wales, but they convinced themselves to take the plunge TEXT ROSEANNE FIELD IMAGES NIKHILESH HAVAL When the time... View Article

Curves in all the right places

Listen here Not only have Roger and Lucy Southcott achieved their ambition of building a home that’s energy self-sufficient with super-low greenhouse gas emissions, they’ve also created something that’s carefully shaped to fit the contours of its Wiltshire location TEXT... View Article

Is home heating set for a period of change?

Over the last 10 years it’s become clearer than ever that we can’t go on heating our homes by burning fossil fuels such as gas and oil. As effective as these fuels are, they release carbon into the atmosphere, a... View Article

BAL Pourable One makes floor tiling easy

BAL Pourable One floor tile adhesive is perfect for fixing natural stone and large format ceramics, porcelain and terrazzo. One bag for all floor installations Like all the “One” range of BAL enhanced tile adhesives, BAL Pourable One is available... View Article

Enabling toilet tech

When limitations make doing anything an effort, one man has found a great way to enable him to spend time doing what he wants to do, rather than what he has to do… Stephen Savill, 58, has been disabled since... View Article

Earthborn’s historic paint colours

Earthborn is well known for its high performing, eco friendly paints that are healthier to live with and better for the planet. With a host of unique qualities, Earthborn is the perfect choice for listed buildings and period homes. From... View Article

Self-build novice wins date with TV’s George Clarke

Mitsubishi Electric has announced the winner of its Self-Build Competition, which offered one keen self-builder the chance to meet with architect and TV presenter George Clarke for an advice session as well as winning a market-leading renewable heating system. The... View Article