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Home Improvements

by Gemma Parkes

May 21, 2018

5 efficient solar energy systems and their benefits

Looking to save energy in your property? Generating clean energy and reducing your fuel bills, we round up five different types of solar power panels you should…
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Kevin McCloud

Top self build highlights at Grand Designs Live 2018 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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Grand Designs TV Houses

Grand Designs' Ed and Rowena Waghorn share their eco self build story at The Big Straw Bale Gathering

Ten years in the making, Grand Designers Ed and Rowena Waghorn are set to reveal the green ethos behind their eco friendly house design at...
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Grand Designs TV Houses

Q&A with Grand Designs east London home owners Joe Stuart and Lina Nilsson

We chat to Grand Designs east London home owners Joe Stuart and Lina Nilsson, featured in the Channel 4 tv show's 17th series, about the...

Kevin McCloud on how our homes give us the chance to reflect and have new experiences

Our editor-at-large ponders how our homes can give us a chance to reflect and have new experiences.
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Grand Designs TV Houses

Find Grand Designs TV house locations on a UK map

roof-stores.co.uk reveal every location in UK where Grand Designs TV houses are located in the ultimate Grand Designs map.
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Self Build Homes

How to self build a dream home

From building a house on time to making sure you keep to your budget, read our top tips to ensure your new self build project...
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Home Improvements

Schueco's new panoramic sliding door offers slim sightlines and maximum transparency

Schueco UK's new range of panoramic sliding doors offer slim sightlines and maximum transparency.
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Self Build Homes

How to build a healthy home

We investigate the impact the environment has on our health and home by delving into new possibilities for safeguarding our wellbeing to build a healthy...
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Self Build Homes

5 top tips from a Passivhaus homeowner

Inspired by a traditional timber barn, Tom Gresford has created a Passivhaus-certified home that sits perfectly in its rural setting. Follow his top 5 tips...
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Home Improvements

5 clever tricks to make your bathroom seem bigger

Struggling to make your bathroom appear bigger? Take heed of our top 5 tricks and tips to creating the illusion of a bigger with these...
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Competitions

Win contemporary LED lighting worth £1,000

We've joined up with Marl International Ltd to offer one lucky Grand Designs fan the chance to win £1,000 worth of LED lighting for their...
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Extensions

Building garden room to gain extra living space

Whether it's to build a garden office, an extra bedroom to get extra income from Airbnb, or just an extra room for entertaining, you'll need...
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Competitions

Win stylish USM Haller modular furniture worth £5,000

We've joined up with Swiss company USM to offer one lucky Grand Designs fan the chance to win £5,000 worth of modular furniture.