When choosing a garage door for a self-build project, there are several options to consider. To help you decide on what style is right for you, Mark Lester, Training Manager at one of the UK’s leading garage door manufacturers Hörmann, has your questions answered.

Sanjit Bahra, Founder of DesignPlusLight, is an award-winning lighting specialist with over 19 years’ experience in architectural lighting design. With a passion for lighting, Sanjit offers his view on why lighting your home is so important.

Ground investigation for foundation design is crucial to avoid potential future problems which may result from differential settlement in weak ground or soil shrinking and swelling due to tree root activity. Here environmental consultant, Soil Environment Services, explains further.

Research conducted by Wienerberger – a leading UK provider of building material solutions – has revealed that UK consumers are largely in the dark about solar power.

When specifying smart home technology, there are many variables to consider. Even the most tech-savvy self-builder can miss opportunities or make potentially costly mistakes if they are not aware of the possible pitfalls.

Forest of Dean Stone Firms has supplied a range of architectural and landscaping features for a private residence in the Wye Valley. The three-storey, Georgian house is now complemented by an orangery, portico and formal terrace crafted from Forest of Dean Pennant sandstone.

The self-build market is increasingly turning to underfloor heating (UFH) over alternative radiator solutions. However, the practicalities of incorporating UFH systems into a self-build design project depend on several considerations. In this feature, Nigel Sanger, Technical Manager at JG Speedfit, a leading underfloor heating specialist, looks at how different floor…

According to Helen Shaw, Marketing Manager at Roper Rhodes, good planning is key when it comes to designing the bathroom for any style of property.

Crown Colour Specialist Kathryn Lloyd, a member of the Colour Influences Panel, passes on her knowledge and passion for colour to help you decide on the best scheme for each room in your home, referencing the Crown Paints Colour Influences spring and summer collection.

Andrew Wood, Managing Director of Andrew Wood Associates – a fresh-thinking architecture practice based in London – talks tenacity, timber frame and trends.

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