Sectional garage doors with Secured by Design

With increasing numbers of homeowners using their garages for storage or converting them into leisure areas and additional living space, safety and security is high on the list of priorities. Hörmann UK offer the ideal solution as their automated sectional... View Article

Looking into timber

Richard Dollar from The Sash Window Workshop discusses what self-builders should consider when choosing wooden framed windows for their home, in order to ensure that the windows not only look right, but also help make it more comfortable to live... View Article

Laying out the options

With flooring being the first thing you feel underfoot every morning, it’s important to consider all factors when specifying a floor that works within your home. Here, leading suppliers Quick-Step and Abingdon Flooring provide their insights into the options when... View Article

Seeing the light of day

Choosing the most suitable rooflight for your build can be anything but straightforward, with a variety of important aspects to consider including shape, size, and the materials it’s made from. Paul Trace from Stella Rooflight offers some practical advice to... View Article

Magply gains coveted BBA Certification

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Magply magnesium oxysulfate (MOS) boards have recently undergone a stringent testing programme by the British Board of Agrément (BBA), which helps clients validate their processes and mitigate risk offering greater confidence for specifiers of the products tested.... View Article

Graven Hill returns to Build It Live

Following on from the success of 2021’s event, Graven Hill has announced plans to return to Build It Live, which will take place Saturday 11 June until Sunday 12 June at Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire. Graven Hill, the UK’s largest... View Article

Keller – positive about being carbon negative!

Caring for the environment is a priority for everyone – both trade professionals and consumers – and, by choosing Keller for the home, the designer, specifier and homeowner is doing the utmost in the first step, the kitchen furniture. Keller... View Article

Insight into Self Build with KTS

Invite to join – Kingspan Timber Solutions – Insight into Self Build Event Participants will have the chance to gain some valuable self-build insights from the KTS team of experts You will also have the opportunity to explore five luxury... View Article

Blue Sky thinking transforms disused barn

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Blue Sky Barn is a fascinating conversion of a disused barn into a four-bedroom family home. Situated on a farm in England’s Norfolk, architects 31/44 have used form and materials to preserve the memory of the original... View Article

Access all areas

A kit home has plenty of benefits – including its price tag – but buying a ‘house in a box’ doesn’t mean sticking to the plan, as this wheelchair-friendly redesign near Cornwall’s Atlantic coast illustrates TEXT CAROL BURNS IMAGES EWEN... View Article

Breaking down barriers

For Patsy Parr, getting approval and building her first home in her native rural Staffordshire meant overcoming countless hurdles, but project management experience, plus a bit of family knowledge, resulted in an award-winning build TEXT ROSEANNE FIELD IMAGES IZAAK CAAN... View Article

West Fraser Rewards

The UK’s leading wood-based panel manufacturer West Fraser (formerly known as Norbord) is offering customers the chance to win some amazing prizes. Customers spending as little as £25 on SterlingOSB Zero, CaberFloor P5, CaberDek, CaberShieldPlus or CaberWood MDF at participating builders’ merchants’* can gain entry to the... View Article

Practice makes perfect

Serial self-builder Mark Young’s fourth project, an ICF-built family home, has scored so many hits on his family’s wish list that it might be his last project TEXT ROSEANNE FIELD IMAGES MARK YOUNG Back in the November/December 2018 issue of... View Article

Maintenance in mind

Choosing the right decking material can be the difference between enjoying your outdoor space and spending all your spare time maintaining it. Caroline Birdsall from Millboard gives some practical advice on picking a long-lasting decking area for your property One... View Article

Crown Paints autumn/winter 2022 trend report

As the world moves on from the past few years of uncertainty, it isn’t just our lives that have changed dramatically, but our homes too. We have become braver with the colour choices in our homes, moving away from safe... View Article