Trevor Avery qualified as an architect in 1995 and progressed to associate level in a general practice. It became apparent to Trevor that the service offered to custom and self-build clients at that time could have been better, so he opened his own practice, lapd architects, to address this.

Wendy Thomas, Product Manager at ventilation manufacturer Nuaire, explains why fresh air is the key to a happy, healthy home.

As a nation, we spend as much as 90% of our time indoors and as a result, the quality of air in our homes and the health of our indoor climate is becoming increasingly important.

This renovated 17th century church in rural Wales may give some the chills, but thanks to modern energy-efficiency measures and a ground source heat pump from UK manufacturer Kensa Heat Pumps, its owners are toasty warm by harvesting free energy from their grounds, which also attracts seven years of quarterly…

A new lease of life was given to this 300-year-old red brick barn in the Ashford district of Kent, thanks to a conversion project that has seen the clever infusion of natural light through a sympathetic glazing solution, designed and implemented by DWL Windows, Doors & Conservatories.

There is a growing trend amongst self-builders choosing to build eco-friendly structures without compromising on creative and bespoke design. Green Oak offers the opportunity to realise a luxury home whilst also meeting environmental credentials. Darren Hook, Managing Director at English Heritage Buildings, believes that using the traditional material offers an…

Leading wastewater management expert, Kingspan Klargester, is advising self-builders to get their drainage right or risk being prosecuted for causing pollution. Here, Kingspan Klargester’s Operations Director, Dave Vincent, explains how to get your drainage right.

German bathroom manufacturer, Pelipal, knows more than a thing or two about bathroom design. Whilst it undoubtedly has an almost endless array of beautiful ranges and ingenious solutions, it also knows a thing or two about making the best of every space. This is the start of the best bathroom…

While there are many cladding finishes available, the warm tones, textures and variety of colours available make brick a firm favourite. John Mayes, Managing Director of Eurobrick Cladding Systems, explains how to choose the right brick cladding system for your own project.

In September, Colour Futures 2017 was launched revealing the trends and colour palettes that will be prevalent over the next year. These trends translate into a cohesive colour collection available at Dulux decorating centres, merchants and online.

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