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.

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…

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