Having worked with self-builders using timber-frame construction methods throughout his entire career, Paul Duffin was well aware of the financial benefits of building your own home. So, when the opportunity arose for Paul and his…
Published in Innovative Homes
First impressions count, and the exterior of your property is the first thing visitors will see when it comes to your newly-built or renovated house. While robust fencing and gates protect your home and vehicles,…
Published in i-scape
When it comes to a self-build or renovation project, there is a real opportunity to choose a layout, features and materials that will truly enhance day-to-day life. Here, Karl Andrews, Head of Category, Bespoke &…
Published in i-nterior
As energy bills soar and the climate crisis becomes ever more urgent, a tried-and-tested building design standard is coming into its own. The international Passivhaus standard is an ‘efficiency-first’ approach grounded in building physics. Passivhaus…
Published in i-build
Changing a staircase is not something one should embark on lightly. However, if it blocks out light, is not well integrated into the house or if it is in a rickety condition, it might be…
Published in i-nterior
‘The Stables’ in Epping, Essex, is a secluded building that was initially part of a farm. Clear Architects has been involved in construction works here on two separate occasions, dramatically and consistently improving the layout…
Published in Rural Retreat
When choosing internal or external doors for a self-build or renovation project, design and aesthetic appeal are usually top of the list. But looks aren’t everything.
Published in i-nterior
When most people think of prefabricated homes, they imagine the modular homes that were popular in the 1970s and ‘80s - small, boxy structures with very little personality. However, modern-day prefabricated homes aren’t anything like…
Published in i-build
Steve Davidson, Marketing Manager at U-PRO, a growing online retailer of trade tools and supplies, explains why buying tools online is a wise choice for the nation’s self-builders embarking on a lifelong goal of building…
Published in Viewpoint
Woodthorpe Stables is an energy-efficient conversion of a Victorian property in Godalming, Surrey, built using natural materials and led by sustainable principles. The design and self-build was realised by homeowner and Architect, Ed Martin of…
Published in Sustainable Living
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