With three-quarters of break-ins in the UK happening via the front door, Victoria Brocklesby, Founder and COO at Origin, explores the security elements that are most frequently overlooked in self-build projects, and offers her advice for choosing doors and windows that will keep homes safe and secure.

Darren Watts, Wren Kitchens’ Showroom Development and Design Director, reveals the changes to kitchen design buying habits following the global pandemic.

Virtual viewings are on the increase, as a new study* by the UK’s technology-led estate agent, Purplebricks, shows one-in-six buyers would make an offer on a property without setting foot in the front door.

Whilst 2020 has offered us a range of crises to focus on, the long-standing climate crisis still warrants our full attention. There are multiple ways we, as individuals, can contribute to climate care. One of which is to make our homes – as well as our entire lifestyles – more…

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.

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