Conversions

by Hugh Metcalf

February 27, 2020

Renovate heritage homes to tackle climate change, says Historic England

A new report has identified that converting and renovating heritage buildings can reduce their carbon emission by 60% by 2050.     Image: Zetland house in…
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Self Build Homes

Inside this sculptural self build on the Kent coast

Take a tour of a modern seafront self build home in Kent inspired by its surroundings in an Area of Outstanding Beauty.
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Extensions

6 clever ideas for gaining an extra bedroom

From converting a loft to extending your property, consider these key ideas for adding an extra bedroom (and extra value) to your home.
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Home Improvements

Box room design ideas from Grand Designs Live

Looking for inspiration for your compact spare room? These ideas for Grand Designs Live London 2020 could be just the ticket..
Kevins Column

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

How water softeners can safeguard your home

Hard water leaves limescale deposits that dull your home, damage your appliances and increase cleaning costs. We look at how you can soften your water…
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Home Improvements

Bespoke steel windows and doors for dramatic design

Discover how you can add a dramatic industrial style to your home with design-led bespoke steel-framed doors and windows.
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Home Improvements

6 bathroom design ideas inspired by hotels

Take inspiration these design-forward luxury hotel suites for your own bathroom design.
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Self Build Homes

How long does it take to build a house?

Take a look at our rough guide for typical timeframes to build a house, listed by construction method.
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Home Improvements

Terrazzo: what you need to know

Considering terrazzo for flooring or surfaces? Here's what you need to know about installation, cost and style.
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Home Improvements

Explore the modern kitchen of this basement townhouse

Take a tour of this modern industrial kitchen diner, which maximises the space of this basement townhouse.
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Competitions

How to enter Grand Designs Live's interior design competition

If you're an interior designer or stylist looking to showcase your talents, why not enter this Grand Designs Live competition?
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Self Build Homes

7 self-build houses made with stone

Take a look at these beautiful Grand Designs all using different varieties of stone in their construction.
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Competitions

Win a luxury spa for your home

We've teamed up with Wellis to offer one lucky winner the chance to get their very own sun spa worth £4,000. Enter our fantastic competition...