Seven big mistakes to avoid when planning a bespoke kitchen

Davonport Kitchen and Home has shared its expert designers’ insights into seven of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when planning a bespoke kitchen. Richard Davonport, Managing Director at Davonport kitchens commented: “Designing the perfect kitchen is so much more than... View Article

Sustainable Innovation Reigns at Grand Designs Live 2021

Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, closed its doors on Sunday 10th October for the 15th edition of the Birmingham NEC event. Hosted by Grand Designs guru Kevin McCloud, the show was packed with a myriad of exciting brands,... View Article

5 steps to a cosy autumn living room

Once the clocks have gone back, our time spent in the living room increases dramatically. As a result, it’s a great time to make a few changes and inject some autumnal energy into your home. Once the nights draw in,... View Article

The route to clean energy in the home

While the UK moves forward with its ambitions to reach net-zero by 2050, private companies and government agencies are strategising their way towards a more sustainable future. But what can be changed at home to help push us towards this... View Article

Graven Hill welcomes UK Housing Minister  

Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Christopher Pincher MP, today visited Graven Hill, the UK’s largest custom and self-build development site, in Bicester, Oxfordshire.   The visit follows the Government’s launch of a 12-week consultation to create a vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework, which... View Article

Interior Inspiration: Flooring

From creating a flow from the interior to the exterior using hard-wearing tiles, to making your living space into a cosy retreat, flooring has a crucial role to play in your home’s overall effect. Here are an array of new... View Article

A grand return

Grand Designs Live returns after a two year break to Birmingham’s NEC in October Featuring over 400 companies across four key home project areas, Grand Designs is back! The organisers have staged the 2021 event to be “the perfect day... View Article

Light up your life

Lucy Mather from Arighi Bianchi offers some hints and tips to take lighting up a level, with a decorative approach using the latest looks and trends in fixed and accessory lighting solutions There are so many choices and considerations when... View Article

Bringing the inside out

Peter Wilson of Setcrete explains how an internal living space can be seamlessly extended onto an outdoor terrace with the help of floor tiling The trend amongst homeowners to ‘bring the outside in’ is well established, driven to a large... View Article

Extending an invitation

Having outgrown their current home, Daniela and Duncan Forbes were hunting for a property for their family that they could put their stamp on with an architect’s help, and they found it in Edinburgh TEXT NIK HUNTER IMAGES DAVID BARBOUR... View Article

Weaving a new chapter into an old story

Rebecca and Matthew McCloskey have succeeded in transforming a former weaving factory into a modern family home, in a 15 year journey that required patience and flexibility TEXT JESS UNWIN IMAGES REBECCA MCCLOSKEY AND MATTHEW BISHOP It was a case... View Article

Big ideas for small spaces at Grand Designs Live

Grand Designs Live launches Great British Box Room Competition, sponsored by Crown Paints Every house has one – and they seem to be a uniquely British aspect to home design: The Box Room. More often than not this small room... View Article

Pump up the volume

Donna-Marie Evans of LG Electronics explains why heat pumps are the right choice for UK housebuilders and homeowners to comply with the Future Homes Standard, and tackles some myths With recent announcements from the Government about the decarbonisation of heating... View Article

Reducing flue risk

It’s easy to overlook the importance of chimney and flue design, says Dennis Milligan of the British Flue and Chimney Manufacturers Association, explaining some of the basic rules to bear in mind When constructing a new dwelling, the route of... View Article

In search of space

A growing family in a London conservation area sought the help of an architect close to home to help them expand their modest property for the long-term, having caught the extension bug on an earlier project TEXT TOM BODDY IMAGES... View Article

Four times lucky

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Taking on one major renovation project is ambitious enough – but what happens when you take on four simultaneously, including a historic mill? John Chasey and Eleanor are reaping the benefits of embracing the challenge TEXT EWEN... View Article