11 Jul 2019
With UK Government making a clear commitment to the rapid decarbonisation of heat with the introduction of a future homes standard mandating the end of fossil-fuel heating systems in all new build homes from 2025, self-builders are in a prime position to lead the way by incorporating eco-friendly building techniques…

Christian Rehn of National Ventilation answers your questions about ventilation, explaining the benefits of installing effective ventilation in your self-build home. But with so much choice on the market, where should you begin?

Period properties are hugely popular for their historic charm and character. While owning a period property can be incredibly rewarding, it does also require a lot of TLC and therefore often presents the homeowner with various challenges.

Renovating your home is always an exciting time. But that isn’t to say that it doesn’t come with its own set of challenges. Whether you’re a new homeowner, an interiors novice, or already have experience in home design, it can be hard to know exactly where to start.

Kitchen renovations are never a straight forward process and require meticulous planning. When thinking about which appliances to purchase, it’s important to consider what would be best suited to your kitchen design and the space available. These appliances will be used every day so it’s vital that they work on…

11 Jun 2019
When Suffolk-based April Groen embarked on a self-build project to create her own unique living space, she had very distinct ideas on how she envisaged the overall design of her property, both inside and out.

Tom Wright, Managing Director of George Barnsdale, the window and door specialist, discusses what a self-builder should consider when specifying acoustic performance in windows and doors.

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.

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