12 Jun 2014
When it comes to keeping up with developments in lighting technology, many self-builders are overwhelmed by the variety of options available. Phillip Pini, Residential Business Development Manager at automation system specialist Crestron, outlines the key elements you should consider when planning lighting control for your new home.

16 Apr 2014
When building or restoring a home, choosing the right kind of roof tiles is one of the most important decisions you will make, as it can have a massive affect on the overall appearance and character of a house. Paul Lythgoe, Managing Director of Tudor Roof Tile Co. explains some…

16 Apr 2014
Kerry Baulch, Head of Product Management at Häfele UK, discusses how to create an on-trend kitchen in your home, regardless of space limitations.

16 Apr 2014
It wasn’t too long ago that ‘eco’ was still a concept associated with ‘hippy’ hemp shoe wearers with sustainable paint products perceived as less colourful or ‘wishy-washy’. Cathryn Helsby from paint expert Earthborn discusses why eco-paints are so important for the sustainable-conscious self-builder.

Quality wood floors not only provide a wealth of options in terms of style; they also score in terms of sound eco-choice and performance, as well as providing a raft of healthy living benefits. In this article, Harvey Booth, Country Manager at Kährs, looks at the eco-credentials of using wooden…

Origin, the specialist manufacturer of bespoke aluminium folding sliding doors, has witnessed an 86% increase in bi-folding door sales over the last two years. Neil Ginger, CEO at Origin, gives his perspective on the trend, as well as advice to homeowners considering folding sliding doors.

01 Oct 2013
Few people are as interested in their heating systems as self-builders, who are determined to invest in the best and most energy-efficient products available. The market is full of surprisingly contemporary radiators available in a wide variety of colours, shapes and sizes, as well as impressive green credentials.

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