When it comes to lighting your self-build, it is important to think about it early on in the process – never let it become an afterthought. Being able to start from scratch with a self-build is an exciting opportunity as you can really let the building stand out from the…

Roofline components are the essential parts of your roof that protect your home from the weather – mainly wind and rain in the case of the UK. Chris Coxon, Head of Marketing at Eurocell, explains what they are, how they work and discusses what materials to choose.

Given the huge range of products on offer in today’s market, it can be an overwhelming task to choose which material is best for any given project. The most important factors that one should consider when determining the best cladding materials for a self-build project is the performance and appearance…

Worktops play a huge role in the design of the kitchen and as such need to look good as well as being practical. David Beckett, Sales Director at Caesarstone, explores the current trends.

When you are looking into building an extension, it can be easy to get carried away with the finer details such as decorating your new space, and the guests you can invite over. It’s important to know that before you start thinking about the interior aspects, there are a few…

i-build catches up with specialist self-build architect Allan Corfield of AC Architects. Here he talks about the importance of the client’s happiness and the benefits of hiring a RIBA-approved practice.

In 2014, Vince and Anne Esposito decided it was time to move out of their family home. Having always dreamed of living in the country, the couple started to look for home in rural Northamptonshire but struggled to find a house that met their living style and was within their…

Fabulous flooring expert, Harvey Maria, is leading the way with the latest flooring trend – zoning – which offers a clever way to define the space in your home.

Developments in modern glazing and the manufacturing process of timber windows mean they offer a range of added energy efficiency benefits that rival uPVC. Adrian Wade, Sales Director at JELD-WEN, a leading manufacturer of timber windows, doors, and stairs, discusses how a window choice can greatly impact a home’s energy…

The choice of material for self-builders is of paramount importance. Here, Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association (STA), discusses how structural timber frame can help to ensure housing projects are made weather tight quickly, and completed on schedule and on budget.

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