The idea of building their very own house first crossed the minds of Clare and Joe Hughes in 2013. When the pair decided it was time to move on from their previous home, they encountered…
Published in Rural Retreat
In the first lockdown, “the entire planet” spent 35% more time at home (Al Jazeera News). One result was that we gained a better understanding of what we want and need from our homes. As…
Published in i-build
There is lots to consider when choosing doors for your self-build project, and plenty of choice available, but finding the solution to fit both your taste and space can be a challenge. Julie Ann Lloyd,…
Published in Doors & Glazing
This month, we talk to first-time self-builder and self-proclaimed Scandi/industrial design addict Joanna Fletcher. If you’re following Joanna on Instagram, you’ll be all too familiar with her and husband, Sam’s, positively inspirational home transformation and…
Published in Innovative Homes
Ben Brocklesby, Director at Origin, discusses how the Help to Build scheme will benefit self-builders and offers his tips for building your dream property.
Published in Viewpoint
When Joseph and Emily Bonar completed their first self-build project back in 2011, they thought it would be their last. However, flash forward 10 years, and the Bonars have just completed another project. Having well…
Published in Rural Retreat
Self-builds can be a great option for those looking to tackle a project head-on and create a home where customisation lies at the heart of it all. Building a home with this approach is not…
Published in i-build
Designed by award-winning London-based architectural and design studio ‘Architecture for London’, this refurbishment and two-storey extension in London’s affluent Brook Green has created a generous volume for living and entertaining. The lower ground floor previously…
Published in Project Inspiration
We’ve all heard of the old saying ‘measure twice, cut once’ but according to recent data from leading online builders’ merchant CMOStores.com, failing to double-check you have ordered everything you need for your project is…
Published in Structural elements
Hannah Pike and her partner, Phil, took a huge leap of faith in 2017 when they left London’s Hackney for the Peak District’s rolling hills. Having purchased one-third of an acre in Derbyshire’s High Peak,…
Published in Rural Retreat
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