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.

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.

Building your own house generally represents a once in a lifetime opportunity so it is vital that you plan every detail of the build to ensure all your visions are realised in the final construction.

03 Nov 2015
With the cost of moving house rising by 59% in recent years to an average of £12,000, more and more homeowners are thinking twice about relocating and are deciding to invest in what they already have. Here Malcolm Gough, Business Development Director at Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd explains how…

29 Sep 2015
As society grows and changes, many homeowners are looking for new ways to bring more space into their homes. This is reflected in the rising demand for modular garden rooms.

02 Sep 2015
Timber decking and fencing can add value and a great deal of comfort to your home, as well as enhancing the way you interact with your garden. Here, decking specialist Abordeck provides everything you need to know about choosing the right solutions for your garden.

This year’s al fresco finds bring the best of the indoors outside, for a space that’s blooming with comfort and style all year round. Here, Joss & Main’s resident interiors expert Nadia McCowan Hill shares her top tips for transforming even the most humble green patch into a glorious extension…

When looking to fill your garden with beautiful flowers, consider plants that can be used to add colour, flavour and texture to your home-cooked food.

04 Jun 2015
Many self-builders find themselves at the end of a project with a beautiful home surrounded by a bare garden. However, there are many ways to create a beautiful garden by using resources already on your site.

05 May 2015
Paul Garlick, of green wall expert Mobilane, looks at the latest innovative techniques to green your new home and add additional levels of sustainability.

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