True to their words

When Astrid Woloszczuk and her husband set out on their self-build journey, they wrote a list of key words that captured how they wanted their new home to feel. The result’s a project that has realised all their dreams –... View Article

A cracker of a project – self-build in Lincolnshire

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Fulfilling the meaning of “Crackerjack”, which means an exceptionally good person or thing, everything about Crackerjack Barn is exceptional; from the barn style building itself to the stunning views of the surrounding land, and incorporating Jo’s Great... View Article

A brighter future

A couple looking to turn their cramped Victorian house in east London into a bright, open and spacious home for their growing family, used a fairly unproven architect to help them strike the right balance TEXT ROSEANNE FIELD IMAGES ADAM... View Article

Interior Inspiration: Lighting

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Different aspects of lighting such as colour and brightness have the power to influence how you feel about a room – which is why it needs to be considered in the early stages of design. Here are... View Article

Home Styling: Post-lockdown on the farm

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Richard Bradley of V33 offers styling tips on achieving the ‘modern farmhouse kitchen’ look, and plants some seeds on possible finishes to go for in your build Most people would understand completely what a traditional farmhouse kitchen... View Article

Ask the Expert: Cut your losses and save CO2

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Improving insulation is at the heart of the country’s mission to reduce CO2 emissions in new homes. Matthew Evans of Kingspan Insulation answers key questions around the materials and details to consider to avoid heat loss in... View Article

Highland society

LISTEN HERE 🔊 After seven years in a caravan and the birth of their daughter, Ailsa and Jonny Laing decided it was about time to set up a proper home in the Highlands TEXT NIK HUNTER IMAGES DANIEL WILCOX PHOTOGRAPHY... View Article

EDITION 90 SQUARE by KEUCO

LISTEN HERE 🔊 The square is a pure, strong shape and forms the basis for EDITION 90 SQUARE’s consistent and elegant design. The precise 90 degree angle, linear contours work extremely well in chrome; the shine on the surfaces with... View Article

A total outdoor tile solution

The Outdoor Collection from Parkside provides a total tile solution for commercial and residential projects. The Parkside Outdoor Collection helps designers, specifiers and developers to fully realise the potential of outside space. Whether a natural extension of internal bar and... View Article

How to flood-proof your property and when to seek help

By Michael Jones, National Waterproofing Manager at Peter Cox & Rentokil Property Care, and Jamie Woodhall, Innovation & Technical Manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene  According to the Met Office, this summer was one of the wettest in the past 10 years.... View Article

Königstone brings spacious boot room to life

Königstone is classically known as the kitchen surface specialist with an array of bright and beautiful quartz and granite worktop. But, a Königstone surface can be also be used in many more rooms in your home. Transform the homeowner’s traditional thought... View Article

A total peace of mind with Simpson Strong-Tie

For over 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie® has focussed on creating connectors that perform under the toughest of conditions, helping you build safer, stronger homes and buildings. With more than 1,000 product solutions, we’re proud to offer the widest connector range... View Article