Robert Hirschfield Architects has completed a full renovation and restoration of a large Arts and Crafts period home in London's Hampstead Garden suburb.

It’s a great feeling to turn that dusty, dark old loft into your favourite room in the house. You might have a growing family and need an extra bedroom. It could be a home office, so you have the space and peace to build your business. Or maybe you just…

Living in the countryside can be much better for your health than living in a city centre. Less petrol and diesel fumes, bigger gardens, country walks with the family dog, and growing your own fruits and kitchen vegetables. But what are your choices of heating systems living in a rural…

Something that is commonly confused is the difference between timber framing and post and beam construction. Here Vermont Timber Works explains more.

10 Jun 2019
It is well established and understood by self builders, architects and developers that well designed and attractive garage doors add to the overall feel and value of a property.

10 Jun 2019
The relationship between handmade bricks and mortar is very similar to that of the referee in a football match. Mortar, like a referee, is absolutely essential to a successful outcome – but the less you notice it, the better. The bricks, like the footballers, are the stars. This is a…

Clay roof tiles remain as popular as ever, adding a beautiful finishing touch to the roof of any home. Roof Stores’ clay roof tile guide will tell you everything you need to know about clay tiles. From durability and weight, through to cost, read on for a comprehensive insight into…

12 May 2019
When London-based architecture studio, Loud. Architecture & Interior Design, was approached to transform a run-down property in Stoke Newington, its Founder Kate Clare jumped at the chance to not only bring the property’s construction and design into the 21st Century, but to also pay homage to Hackney’s industrial history.

Loxone has put together a list of 10 top tips to accommodate smart home technology into your self-build project.

If you’re looking to replace your windows, picking windows for your self-build project or plan to have a rooflight installed, it can be difficult deciding whether to choose double or triple glazing. Each carries their own benefits, so it’s more down to personal preference, as opposed to a right or…

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