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

A warm outlook in Perthshire

John and Katie Langley found the perfect structural solution for adding a substantial, energy efficient extension to their traditional Scottish farmhouse John and Katie Langley, who have a construction business in Scotland, bought their 80-year-old farmhouse in rural Perthshire in... View Article

Bespoke Rooflights Enhanced London Home

Located in a West London conservation area, the existing property required updating by remodelling the kitchen and dining room that suffered poor connection to the rear garden. North facing, these rooms received little daylight from the modest sized windows. It... View Article

A juggling act

Despite working as long-haul flight attendants and running their own business, Nick Housley and his partner took on the challenge of turning their Sussex bungalow into a ‘des res’. Roseanne Field reports Self-build is in Nick Housley’s blood, his parents... View Article