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 wife, Nicky, to construct their own property, they knew exactly how to approach the project.

In 2011, Jo Wright developed a spinal epidural abscess, resulting in the loss of movement in her legs. This meant she and her husband needed to re-evaluate their living needs.

23 Jun 2022
Award-winning, design-led architecture practice, SSK Architects, achieved planning approval on a corner site in north-west London for a double-storey, side-to-rear, wrap-around extension flush with the boundary. In this article, we talk to Sandeep Saddal, Architectural Technologist at SSK Architects and the architect in charge of the project, about the planning…

Emma and Neil Jenkins, who work in contemporary design and wellbeing solutions respectively, commissioned John Wilson of Foundation Architects to create a family home full of environmentally-friendly features.

11 Feb 2022
28-year-old Patsy Parr took a leap of faith to set about building her own sustainable oak-framed home, ‘Little Gem’, in the picturesque village of Kinver. Determined to build a high-specification home on a tight budget, her plans featured an open-plan kitchen and a spiral staircase leading to an undercroft.

This high-tech, high-spec and high-end city mews house epitomises the idea of conserving the nation’s heritage buildings whilst adapting them to meet the needs of 21st-century living. If you’re struggling to strike a balance between period character and mod-con contemporary, this project may well serve as the inspiration that you’ve…

This stunning 2500ft2, Victorian, five-bedroom, semi-detached, south-facing house in Streatham Hill, South London, is home to Ed and Katie Pateman-Jones – who live here with their baby, Billy, and fox-red labrador, Juno. Having completed an extensive renovation in summer this year, Ed and Katie have successfully married old architectural elements…

TV Media walls are all the rage, and you’ll no doubt have seen them flooding the interior design and self-build world. The concept of a media wall takes feature walls to new heights, with a space that offers both fashion and function. Here, Annabelle Carvell from the Stovax Heating Group…

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