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

New permitted development rules are good for planning

Under new permitted development rules, homeowners in terraced and semi-detached homes will be able to put single story extensions of up to 6 metres at the rear of their properties without needing to obtain planning permission. Those in detached homes... View Article

A range of bespoke glazing solutions from Kloeber

For over a decade, Kloeber has offered homeowners and selfbuilders a range of bespoke glazing solutions, helping clients select the perfect doors and windows for their unique projects. Their range includes bifold, sliding and French doors, the award winning FunkyFront... View Article