The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show, proudly sponsored by Everest, returns to Harrogate Convention Centre, from 3rd to 5th November.

Produced by the team at the National Self Build & Renovation Centre (NSBRC), the UK’s only permanent visitor centre for self-builders and home-improvers, the Big Green Home Show returns in October.

Reflecting the growth of the UK’s self-build mortgage market, the Mansfield Building Society has announced the launch of a new advanced stage payment mortgage product in partnership with self-build specialist, BuildStore Mortgage Services.

Greater prefabrication offers more control over quality, productivity and predictability – making off-site construction a great choice for self-builders. Here Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association, shares with i-build the reasons why self-builders should consider a factory-built home.

When the homeowners of a west London Edwardian semi-detached house sought to revitalise their home, they turned to Holloways of Ludlow to complete the extensive renovation. The renovation comprised a full refurbishment with ground floor and loft extensions, as well as the redesign of a new kitchen and three bedrooms.…

From simple organic pattern features to soft geometric abstracts, Lorna Williams – Head of Product Design and Creative Branding at Amtico – discusses the prevailing aesthetically-led, yet functional, trends and future innovations from the world of flooring design.

The last 12 months have heralded the return of colour within interiors, with homeowners becoming increasingly confident in their decorating choices and embracing more dramatic, vivid hues. While the delicate neutrals and Scandi greys remain ever-popular, full-bodied colour is also finding its voice again, says Charlotte Cosby Head of Creative…

In 2001, young Architect Nicolas Tye bought a barn conversion in Bedfordshire, then took 12 months out to renovate it. 16 years on, Nicolas Tye Architects (NTA) is a prosperous practice with 20 staff – and that barn conversion is its award-winning headquarters.

With building materials prices ever rising and constructors’ margins being squeezed, the quality and suitability of timber materials for self-build projects has never been more critical, writes Jim Coulson, Director at TFT Woodexperts.

With its brands AXOR and hansgrohe, the Hansgrohe Group brings form and function to water with taps, showerheads and shower systems. Here, i-build reflects on the trendsetting themes that the brand sets for bathroom design.

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