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

A different outlook

Although Matthew and Emma Greenland’s west Wales self-build would not turn out to be their ‘forever home’ due to a change in their future plans, they created a building that makes the most of its spectacular site. Roseanne Field reports... View Article

Extension and re-invention for Victorian home in London

The Leaning Yucca House is an elegant extension and re-invention of a Victorian semi- detached home in northwest London. Having been previously broken up into flats, the current occupants, a young family, wanted the internal spaces reimagined as one living... View Article

DF_DC complete extension to 1960s townhouse

A 1970s brick terrace house in Northwest London has been renovated and reworked into a contemporary family home by DF_DC. Adding 14sqm of living space with a rear extension, Elliott Square is completed with rigorous, yet simple interiors and features... View Article

Graven Hill launches Refer-a-Friend scheme

Graven Hill Village Development Company is excited to have today launched a new Refer-a-Friend scheme offering £500 to both the referrer and referee on its Self-Build plots and Tailored Finish homes. Based in Bicester, Graven Hill is the UK’s largest... View Article

Custom-build sustainable development in rural Essex

Village Makers, the developers behind the award-wining ‘Wintles’ development in Shropshire, have taken the concept of Custom Build, one of the Government’s current solutions to the housing shortage, and created an innovative plan for a sustainable development in rural Essex.... View Article

Case study: what’s involved in a timber house build?

Ryan Abell, owner of Abell Building Services, provides a breakdown of what’s involved in building a timber house, focusing on the benefits and pitfalls of choosing timber as a main building material. Whilst timber houses aren’t a new invention –... View Article

Building up a brighter future

Vinz (42) and Gen (36), product management directors in the financial and information security industries, learned the hard way the importance of due diligence when planning a refurbishment for their newly-purchased property. What seemed to be a straightforward development left... View Article