Embarking on a kitchen renovation can be an exciting experience for homeowners. John and Heather Sibly recently undertook their own kitchen extension project, and agreed to share their journey with i-Build. In this Q&A, they discuss the inspiration behind their decision, the challenges they faced and the final result that…

In the heart of Bloomsbury, London, this two-bedroom apartment offered a blank canvas for a beautiful pied-a-terre. Situated in the historic West End and near the theatres of Covent Garden, the period apartment hadn’t been renovated in many years. LLI Design was commissioned to completely redesign and refurbish the apartment,…

XUL Architecture, a North London architecture firm, recently completed the renovation of a three-storey family home in Hampstead. The homeowners had a clear vision for the design of their interiors and tasked XUL with enlarging the rear of the house while still allowing for plenty of natural light. The result…

For a beautiful, stylish finish, porcelain is unbeatable for paths, patios or even domestic driveways, and it can last for years – provided the installation is carried out to the correct standards, writes Jamie Gledhill, Technical Engineering Manager at Brett Landscaping.

Robert Hirschfield Architects has completed a full renovation and restoration of a large Arts and Crafts period home in London's Hampstead Garden suburb.

It’s a great feeling to turn that dusty, dark old loft into your favourite room in the house. You might have a growing family and need an extra bedroom. It could be a home office, so you have the space and peace to build your business. Or maybe you just…

Living in the countryside can be much better for your health than living in a city centre. Less petrol and diesel fumes, bigger gardens, country walks with the family dog, and growing your own fruits and kitchen vegetables. But what are your choices of heating systems living in a rural…

Something that is commonly confused is the difference between timber framing and post and beam construction. Here Vermont Timber Works explains more.

10 Jun 2019
It is well established and understood by self builders, architects and developers that well designed and attractive garage doors add to the overall feel and value of a property.

10 Jun 2019
The relationship between handmade bricks and mortar is very similar to that of the referee in a football match. Mortar, like a referee, is absolutely essential to a successful outcome – but the less you notice it, the better. The bricks, like the footballers, are the stars. This is a…

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