When it comes to decorating, choosing the right tools for each job can sometimes be a minefield.

Long-since popular in the Nordic countries, timber frame construction is booming in the UK. A construction material at the forefront of evidence-led design, timber is sustainable, versatile and suitable for a wide variety of purposes. All this, as well as its unique performance properties and favourable costs and construction timescales,…

Endless design opportunities means that wooden floors continue to be a popular choice for residential projects in 2018. With trends developing fast, it’s important to think about which flooring trends may or may not work for your self-build project.

Nestled in the heart of the Sussex countryside stands a 16th-century cottage, complete with 10 acres laden with hidden treasures. The soon-to-be-owners of the property fell in love with the cottage immediately, blown away by its period features and charm, albeit its slightly modest size. As the years passed, the…

The dining table can often be a place which is most visited by the family – if you get it right. They are hubs of conversation, delicious celebrations, and most importantly, keep you all together in the room for hours when in great company.

Neon lighting and decorative accessories are both nostalgic and now, evoking retro charm and appeal while also being ideal for modern interiors. This innovative form of tube lighting was first introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 1910 by French Engineer and Inventor Georges Claude, also known as ‘the Edison…

Latest figures released by Hiscox’s Renovations and Extensions Report 2018 reveal that 14% of homeowners in the South East would prefer to renovate their property rather than relocate, with a fivefold national rise since 2013. For those who want to tap into this route, the Southern Homebuilding & Renovating Show…

Whether you’re working on a renovation project, or simply looking to spruce up an outdoor environment it’s likely that your hard landscaping products have been affected by the weather over the winter months. In this feature, Malcolm Gough, Group Sales and Marketing Director at Talasey Group, outlines key tips for…

From rediscovered classics to bolder colour contrasts, Neolith reveals the surface trends for self-builders in 2018.

Neil Ginger, CEO at Origin, discusses why every self-builder should contemplate adding bi-folding doors to their project and looks at one couple who did just that.

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