29 Sep 2015
The Welsh School of Architecture has designed and built a zero carbon and energy smart house as an example of low cost, environmentally friendly home building.
29 Sep 2015
Lighting is a key component to any self-build project; it has a fundamental effect on how the space works and how you feel inside it. Iain Shaw, Partner at lighting expert Brilliant Lighting, presents how to perfect your lighting scheme.
As more people than ever in the UK are deciding to ‘fake it’ each year, could an artificial lawn be the practical finishing touch that your self-build project is missing? James Gilmartin, Director of Grono Lawns, discusses how the growing trend for artificial grass is sweeping the nation.
02 Sep 2015
Ian Loughnane, Business Unit Director of Kingspan Timber Solutions, discusses why recent government announcements have caused a wave of disappointment across the home building sector.
With so many well-engineered extractor hood options available, choosing the right one for your kitchen might seem an overwhelming task. Danny Lay, Sales Director at appliance specialist Caple, offers expert advice to help you specify the right hood.
With space heating and hot water accounting for around 60% of home energy use, deciding how to heat your future home is a major consideration for any self-build project. Michael Goddard, Director of timber frame expert Caplin Homes, explores how new technology systems are allowing self-builders to build to zero…