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…

VELUX Product Manager, Grant Sneddon, offers advice on selecting the best daylight solutions for your project.

An Isle of Wight self-builder has built an energy efficient home thanks to renewable technology and high-quality insulation.

03 Jul 2015
Nurture nature in your home all year round using clever and contemporary planters.

Richard McLane, Design Director of bespoke staircase expert Bisca, profiles the key specification concerns to choosing a staircase.

Richard McLane, Design Director of bespoke staircase expert Bisca, profiles the key specification concerns to choosing a staircase.

From bi-fold doors that open up rooms and merge inside with the out, to elegant windows that let in more light, and made-to-measure blinds that add a touch of inspiration, the Origin Home is a complementary product range to transform your home into a masterpiece.

04 Jun 2015
Often when starting a new build project, rainwater and eaves systems are not particularly high on the agenda, but ignoring correct specification can have catastrophic effects. Here, Tony Wereszczynski, Technical Director of rainwater system specialist Alutec looks at how self-builders can get it right, taking into consideration the technical requirements,…

04 Jun 2015
A new study conducted by an online bathroom retailer has revealed that the majority of Brits would like to recreate an at home spa experience in their bathroom with whirlpool baths and saunas/steam showers as the must have features of a dream bathroom.

Belinda Hall, founder of online craft marketplace Home of Artisans, explains how small focal items have the power to turn a house into a home.