New and returning brand set to inspire at London’s ExCeL

Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, will return to London’s ExCeL from 4 – 12 May 2019. This inspiring event promises to break through the conventional limitations in home building to offer visitors the chance to discover the very... View Article

Top ten reasons to visit Grand Designs Live this May

Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, is gearing up for its biggest and most inspirational show yet! Whether starting out on your first renovation, building a new home, redecorating a room, looking for build ideas for a... View Article

Clearly beautiful

Tanzeela Yasin of IQ Glass explains the aesthetic benefits of including frameless glass balustrades in your project, but also the safety considerations that you need to take into account. Frameless glass balustrades are becoming a popular glazing feature across many... View Article

Looking beneath the surface

David Sherry from Dreadnought Tiles explains the importance of looking beyond the marketing when choosing traditional clay plain tiles. The use of traditional building materials is widely recognised as a vital part of preserving the unique character of our old... View Article

The counties in England with the most land for sale

With properties becoming increasingly difficult to afford, many are starting to turn to renovation rather than relocation. Recent research from Hiscox 2018 has found that 25% of 1,200 UK homeowners claim ‘prohibitively high property prices’ is the main reason for... View Article

Grand Designs Live unveils all-new Grand Theatre line-up

Grand Designs Live will return to London’s ExCeL from 4 – 12 May 2019, showcasing an amazing variety of the latest innovations, trends and brand-new products across each of the five sectors of the show, which span across Build, Kitchens, Bathrooms,... View Article

The building blocks of driveway success

Lee Dunderdale of Bradstone spells out everything you need to know about block paving a drive, from planning, design and excavation through to the key aspects of installation, and finishing touches For those who have embarked upon a self-build or... View Article

The lap of luxury

Paul Bailey of Grohe UK offers tips to self-builders on how to add a luxurious feel to your bathroom, whether you’re working to a tight budget, or you are ready to ‘splash some cash’ The term ‘luxury bathroom’ is no... View Article

Windows of opportunity

The Browns had never considered building their own home, but the chance to create a ‘Glasshouse’ with views of the Forth Bridge and Edinburgh Castle was too good to miss. Roseanne Field reports Alan and Lucy Brown had been looking... View Article

Coloured rads from Stelrad

Coloured radiators are growing in popularity, so much so that leading radiator manufactuirer Stelrad is now producing a number of coloured radiators that are available from stock – for delivery within 72 hours of order. Many of its radiators are... View Article

Superior SIP offer an alternative versatile SIP build system

Superior SIP offer an alternative versatile SIP build system which allows a quick and affordable solution for all your building requirements. Suitable for new builds, extensions, garden rooms, flats, attic conversions, garages and even commercial builds. Visit our website www.superiorsippanels.co.uk... View Article

The UK’s biggest self-build opportunities

Thanks to TV programmes like Grand Designs, it’s no surprise that 1 in 7 Brits are currently in the research process of building their own home – dubbed as self-builders. In fact, this form of building development is on the... View Article

Presenting Kevin McCloud’s new Green Heroes for 2019

Kevin McCloud’s ‘Green Heroes’ will return to Grand Designs Live at London’s ExCeL, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements from 4 – 12 May 2019. These exciting brands and products have been specifically chosen by design guru Kevin McCloud, to showcase the finest... View Article