Home Improvements

by Paula Woods

February 22, 2021

Essential utility room safety advice

In a room where appliances, electrical fittings and water occupy the same space, it’s crucial to make utility room safety a priority of the design…
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Self Build Homes

Inside the future of sustainable prefab homes

Inside a modern prefabricated homes factory, designing and producing unique and sustainable modern homes
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Home Improvements

Discover the health benefits of a quiet washing machine

Noisy laundry appliances can adversely impact on your work, mood and concentration. Find out how a quiet washing machine can help your wellbeing
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Home Improvements

Essential utility room safety advice

Create a safe and healthy space for doing the laundry or storing food with this guide to utility room safety
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Top self build highlights at Grand Designs Live 2019 hosted by Kevin McCloud

Find top experts, specialist exhibitors and a wealth of inspiration for your self-build or renovation project all under one roof.
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Home Improvements

Replacing a staircase: 5 things you need to know

Replacing a staircase involves meeting Building Regulations, possibly Listed Building Consent, as well as a careful consideration of the stair design and the space you...
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Home Improvements

Make a design impact with contemporary stairs and balconies

Bespoke contemporary staircases, gates and balconies can have a transformative effect on a self-build home

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Home Improvements

Future-proof your home with a luxury home lift

Lifts can be a real feature in your dream home. Not only that, they future proof it too, ensuring it will be accessible for you...
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Home Improvements

Triple glazed windows: what you need to know

Triple glazing is increasingly popular with self-builders. We present a handy guide to the ins and outs of triple glazed windows.
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Self Build Homes

When to consult a structural engineer for your self build or renovation

A structural engineer is an important part of a self build, extension or renovation. Here's what you need to know about their role in your...

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Self Build Homes

Making distinctive dream homes a reality

Discover why any self-build home needs architectural inspiration, planning knowhow and service that puts you first.
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Competitions

Think you've got London's best new home extension? Enter this competition

Enter your home or design project for New London Architecture's Don't Move, Improve awards. Here's how...
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Grand Designs TV Houses

7 Grand Designs TV houses designed to make the most of the views

The right plot of land could offer up beautiful vistas from your windows. Here are 7 such self builds from Grand Designs, designed with spectacular...
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Win a project consultation with Kevin McCloud at Grand Designs Live

A unique chance to talk to Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud about your self-build or renovation project.