The coronavirus pandemic has made many of us reconsider our priorities when it comes to how we live our lives. With home working set to become the ‘new normal’ for many, potential buyers are increasingly interested in purchasing a property that offers the full package, including gardens, office space and…

When it comes to choosing cement, it can be all too easy to rely on the ‘does what it says on the tin’ mentality – with many opting for the cheapest solution possible. The reality, however, is that you often get what you pay for. Today’s cement products come in…

In a traditional quarter of London, near the famous Richmond Park, there is a striking home designed by German Architect Ralf Pflugfelder. The winner of the Build It Awards 2019, this spacious single-family house was created to optimise the available space without compromising on outside recreational areas. Modern House Woloszczuk…

Spending more time at home can make you consider how well your home currently suits your family and lifestyle. In fact, a survey published by MyJobQuote found that some 71% of us are looking to complete a home project whilst in lockdown, suggesting that the appetite for home renovations is…

Recently we’ve seen an increase in the trend for ‘don’t move, improve’. Many homeowners are choosing to upgrade their existing property rather than embark on the arduous task of house hunting. For those wanting to move up the property ladder, extensions are more cost-efficient than buying a new house, while…

There are so many benefits that come with building with oak. Here, English Heritage Buildings has outlined eight reasons why self-builders can benefit from building with oak for a timeless and beautiful building.

There are so many benefits that come with building with oak. Here, English Heritage Buildings has outlined eight reasons why self-builders can benefit from building with oak for a timeless and beautiful building.

Anyone who has built their own home will know that from the moment you make the decision to go down the self-build route, you’ll be assailed by decisions. Big decisions, small decisions and just plain ‘matter-of-opinion’ decisions; there’s a lot to think about. It’s all too easy to make a…

A healthy building is one that is bright, warm, draught-free, soundproof and free from air pollutants. For occupant health, there is a myriad of benefits of healthy homes as poorly ventilated homes with a lack of daylight can contribute to asthma, allergies and even sleep disorders. This is particularly worrying…

As self-builders adopt an increasingly sustainable ethos when designing and building their own homes, Simon Orrells of Frame Technologies considers why issues surrounding climate change and the zero-carbon agenda cannot be ignored.

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