Home Improvements

by Andrea Manley

April 09, 2020

Garden walls and fences: what you need to know

Whether you decide on a wooden fence or a unique garden wall, a striking boundary will protect your home and enhance its style credentials. Image:…
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Home Improvements

Polished concrete floors: a buyer's guide

Get to grips with the reality of choosing a polished concrete floor for your project, from cost to installation and aftercare.
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Self Build Homes

Virtual planning meetings to take place during the coronavirus outbreak

Th UK Government has announced new powers for local authorities to hold planning meetings virtually during social distancing measures.
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 to build an outdoor kitchen

Spend more time outdoors in summer with a custom kitchen in your garden for all your cooking and entertaining needs.
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Conversions

Loft conversions with the wow-factor

Loft conversions can add space, light and balance to a home. Here are some of 2019’s best, all with real wow-factor.
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Extensions

Take a look at the modern transformation of this 1930s home

Discover how architect Sean Ronnie Hill exploited permitted development rights in this 1930s self-build transformation.
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Grand Designs TV Houses

8 of the best Grand Designs episodes to watch while social distancing

Need some episodes to add to your watching queue? The Grand Designs magazine team pick some of their favourite ever episodes.
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Self Build Homes

Completing your build: what does snagging mean?

If you're nearly completed on your build project, get to know what you can expect from the snagging process.
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Competitions

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.
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Home Improvements

How to design a stylish and functional family bathroom

Achieve a stylish and functional family bathroom by following these practical design ideas.
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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?