Here Mark Dando, Specialist Rep for Timber and Timber Panel Products at Ridgeons Merchants, discusses the rise in popularity and benefits of timber frame construction.

With the largest residential database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is leading the way as a platform for home renovation and design. Here, it reveals the findings from its latest renovation report.

This article guides you through the suitability of different floor materials whether it is wood, vinyl, tiles or carpet for underfloor heating and their impact on the heat-up time and heat output of the system.

Water source heat pump systems are becoming increasingly popular, but one lesser-known water source application is open loop systems. Open loop collectors take the form of two separate straight pipe collectors. These designs abstract and filter the water through the heat pump. This water is then discharged either back to…

A VAT refund scheme allows DIY house-builders and people converting non-residential buildings into dwellings to reclaim VAT incurred on construction or conversion costs. This scheme is only available when the building will be used for a non-business purpose. Here, Constable VAT Consultancy offers its advice on claiming back your VAT.

Conservatories make great additions to most houses, giving extra room for entertaining, playing, or relaxing in, however they’re often expensive to build and poorly insulated – so making good use of them during the great British winter can be a challenge.

With three growing teenage boys and the desire to stay in the leafy suburb of Cobham, Surrey, Gavin and Nicky Rochussen were determined to create a home which accommodated the family’s requirements for more space without the need to move.

Dan Smith, Managing Director of respected Kent installer DWL, explains what you need to know to choose high-performance windows that perfectly complement your property

Here, Brewers Home advises on the best way to start when turning your empty canvas into a home, and how to achieve an all-year-round space that suits all needs and occasions.

When Paul and Cathe Hazlewood decided to leave the agreeable urban living environment they had enjoyed for years in the centre of Oxford, looking for a new life in the country, they and Cathe’s brother and sister-in-law decided to head for deepest Dorset.

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