Finding and purchasing a renovation project fills many people with excitement and often this excitement can help to bag amazing opportunities, it can also lead to hasty decisions without proper thought. Emma Page, Owner of the Victorian Emporium, hopes her short guide will help ensure your project runs smoothly.

It isn’t exactly something that many of us pay attention to or think about that often, but the idea of putting cladding on your home should be a rather big consideration when designing your home or redeveloping. The versatile nature of cladding means that the number of materials that can…

Cliff Fudge, Technical Director at H+H – one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of aircrete – explains what factors self-builders need to consider when it comes to deciding which materials to specify for their project.

With the British summer this year proving to be more glorious than we could have ever hoped for, many people are now turning attentions to their gardens and outdoor living spaces. Our homes are a place we invite our family and friends to share and so it is important to…

Today the foundations of a building are required to provide the basis for constructing a ground floor that is, or can be, both well insulated and free of thermal bridging. The basic element for this is the means of connecting the floor and the rest of the superstructure with the…

When it comes to extending your home, you’ll face an array of choices. Brickwork? Glass? A bit of both? What should you avoid doing? The questions can become overwhelming. So, Apropos has put together a guide to choosing the right extension, to make things a little easier.

Physical and visible deterrents give criminals the first indication that the owner of the property has an awareness around security and as a result the criminal will often move on elsewhere to look for somewhere easier to break in to.

The British climate can throw a variety of types of weather at us from the Atlantic, sometimes bringing large amounts of rainfall. Many gardens in the UK suffer from poor drainage, so if your garden is one of them, rest assured, you are not alone.

With more people than ever before planning a new build or self-build, making sure you stay the right side of Building Regulations is vital if you want to avoid any potentially expensive and time-consuming problems with building inspectors.

Having completed your dream home, painting and decorating is the final stage that really makes it feel like your own. Here Simon Tilbrook, Director at Fenwick & Tilbrook, gives his top tips on paint types for your self-build.

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