Safety and security are key considerations when building your own home, says Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, which works closely with police forces around the country.

Angela Linforth, Director at Titchmarsh & Goodwin, discusses how to achieve a timeless look when selecting furniture for your brand-new self-built home.

It was Terry and Mickey’s dream to build a home on land they owned behind their house near Greenwich in South East London, so when they saw an episode of Grand Designs featuring a Facit home the penny dropped.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all predict the future? Especially for self-builders in the planning stages of their new home, how great would it be to anticipate the future and design a home able to evolve and remain effective and comfortable throughout the changing dynamics of your life?…

Here UK-leading architectural glazing specialist, IQ Glass, advises on glazing specification for that sought-after all-glass aesthetic.

Mr and Mrs Lawson were looking to create a home from home in their London mews property. Having worked with them previously on their country house in Devon, John Cullen Lighting was familiar with their taste and keen eye for detail. Here, Design Director, Luke Thomas, talks i-build through the…

05 Jan 2018
Comfort is fundamental to the purpose of a building. So why do we find it so hard to ensure our buildings are actually comfortable? Why does our ‘world-class’ architecture still fail to provide comfortable buildings to live, work, learn and play in? Here, Architect and Passivhaus Designer, Elrond Burrell, explores…

With decorators, self-builders and renovators facing increasing time pressures, finishing a job on time has never been so important. At Dulux Trade, we dedicate a huge amount of time to understanding appliers and specifiers’ real needs to ensure that the products we produce facilitate the best results and allow the…

04 Dec 2017
When Perry and Christina Vann purchased an agricultural property in north-west England, they had grand plans to bring the building back to life, with all the latest mod cons. With panoramic pastoral views of rolling grasslands, the Vann’s principal priority was to preserve their view of this landscape with a…

Imperial Bricks has supplied its handmade bricks for a unique self-build barn-style family home in Canon Pyon, Herefordshire. The village is in a rural setting and any new development had to be sympathetic with its surroundings.

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