05 Jan 2022
Over the past couple of years, people’s attitudes towards the home have shifted, with research showing that 48% of people would like more space for an office or additional bedrooms. As we become more particular about the home we choose, self-building offers the perfect solution. With an added level of…
Air source heat pumps are a great way to lower our dependence on fossil fuels and move to green heating. Kevin Ellis from heating expert Grant UK busts six common myths surrounding heat pumps and explains why a traditional boiler is definitely not the only option out there.
21 Oct 2021
It is not uncommon for first-time buyers to seek a property that needs some renovating. Within the last month alone, the search term ‘fixer upper’ has seen a 230.2% uplift, reflecting property buyers’ desires to obtain a premises that is an investment as well as a home.
Robert Wood, Managing Director at London-based loft, extension and basement specialist Simply Construction Group, has shared his top tips for planning an extension to your home.
Taking the first step is often the most challenging part of designing your dream loft. It can be daunting deciding where to start when there are so many possibilities, says Rich Conlin, Director at The Loft Room.
15 Jun 2021
Ben Brocklesby, Director at Origin, discusses how the Help to Build scheme will benefit self-builders and offers his tips for building your dream property.
05 May 2021
Helen Lord, Founder of Used Kitchen Exchange – a leading online platform for buying and selling pre-loved and ex-display kitchens – reveals how self-builders can purchase a designer kitchen at an affordable price and at the same time help to protect the planet.
Do you ever think about the air you’re breathing in? Indoor air quality can really affect our health and wellbeing, so it’s important to consider this when renovating a property. Alexander Provins, Director EMEA of world-leading air purification brand, Blueair, explains the causes of poor indoor air quality and the…
08 Mar 2021
Research from the Saffron Building Society reported a 144% increase in its self-build completions, compared to the same period in 2019. Whether it’s first-time buyers looking to build their way onto the market or those embarking on large self-build and conversion projects, it’s clear people know what they want from…
Programme manager by day and an architectural designer by night, Ade Sosanya and his family are awaiting planning permission for an inspirational self-build project in the Kentish countryside.