Self Builds

by Hannah Fenton

March 24, 2017

10 things you need to know before building your own home

There’s a lot to consider when you take on a bespoke project. We reveal the secrets to completing your dream home on time, to budget…

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How to incorporate awkward structure into your design

Don’t let a nuisance nook or bulky beam thwart your design plans – embrace them with our clever ideas.
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Case study: Seamless en suite space

The clean lines of Corian bring refined bespoke luxury to a Cotswolds en suite.
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TV house: Hand-built ecological home in Wales

As part of an eco-village in west Wales, Simon and Jasmine Dale set out to hand-build an ecological home, starting with only £500 in the...

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Our editor-at-large ponders the relationship between buildings and site, and how it affects our love of them.
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Eco-friendly new-build on Grand Designs Australia

For eco-conscious Grand Designs Australia builders Nigel and Nina Eberhardt, a prized gum tree became the star of their project.
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Compact single-storey new build in East Dulwich, London

Built with a limited budget, Stephen and Cecilia Blowers’ imaginatively designed, light-filled home makes the most of its tight city location.
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Buyer's guide to period features

Add character to a contemporary property by reinstating traditional designs.
Home Improvements

Introducing Moda by Cult Furniture

Discover a whole new world of colour, style and adventurous design with the Moda Collection by Cult Furniture.
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Charlie Luxton's self build holiday home in Tregona, north Cornwall

Timing, planning and patience were key to the success of TV architectural designer Charlie Luxton’s holiday home.
Grand Designs TV Houses

TV house: Timber-framed new-build in Bolton

Builder Paul Rimmer and his family have shown how to construct a sustainable home
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Buying guide to underfloor heating

Considering an underfloor heating for your home might raise a lot of questions, we answer them here.
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