27 Sep 2016
i-build has collated some gate and fencing inspiration for those self-builders sitting on the fence when it comes to making decisions on how to enclose their self-build site.
25 Aug 2016
Whether you have a large country garden, small town garden or compact terrace, you'll want to make the most of your outdoor space this summer. So with that in mind, the design experts at Richard Burbidge have come up with a few handy design hints to help you transform your…
27 Jul 2016
So you’ve decided to build a water feature? It’s no small undertaking, but do it right and you can have your very own oasis of tranquility in your garden. There are many things to consider when choosing your water feature: the shape, shade, size and more. To get you started…
24 Jun 2016
Extend your living space out into the garden with these must-have furniture solutions, perfect for a casual Sunday breakfast or a lively family BBQ.
24 May 2016
When building the home of your dreams, external accessories are often overlooked and left as an afterthought. Hot tubs are great features for outdoor living, but how do you prepare this area before installing a hot tub?
A driveway can dramatically change the exterior of your property, and when planning a new driveway project, there are a number of aspects that you will need to consider; how much space is needed to park, if the drive needs to complement an existing garden, and if any lighting is…
07 Mar 2016
In this article, Solus Decor outlines the benefits of installing these simple yet effective fire pits and offers some inspiration from applications across the world.
22 Jan 2016
Swimming ponds are increasingly becoming an alternative solution to conventional swimming pools. Tim Evans, Director of UK leading swimming pond provider Garternart gives some guidance to those self-builders considering a swimming pond.
04 Jan 2016
In most cases, the completion of the exterior landscape will mark the end of the self build journey. Claire Pendarves, Design Director of Luxplan Lighting Design, offers some essential guidance on illumination that will enable you to enjoy your garden all year round.