Self Builds

by Hannah Fenton

February 24, 2017

Eco conscious single storey home in South Africa

Set in South Africa’s Highveld, this eco-conscious family home is a modern interpretation of a traditional farmhouse. With acres of unspoilt grassland, a meandering river…
Self Builds

Curved house on Lake Zürich, Switzerland

Stefan Camenzind had to think outside the box - literally - to create his remarkable curved home on Lake Zürich.

Shower room extension to a garden studio

Adding a tiny shower room extension to an existing garden studio has transformed it into a secluded and practical woodland retreat.
Grand Designs TV Houses

TV series secrets: cliff-side home in Wales

Find out how things have progressed since the owners wowed us with this new-build on a dramatic cliff-side in Wales.

Kevin McCloud on Britain's best restoration projects

Our editor-at-large steps back in time to visit a collection of amazing restoration projects.
Home Improvements

Buyers guide to smart home security systems

Whatever your project, create peace of mind by planning in a home security smart system at the initial design stage of your build.
Self Builds

Contemporary retirement bungalow in Dorset

Contemporary design probably doesn’t spring to mind when you think of retirement bungalows.
Home Improvements

A guide to broken-plan living spaces

Broken-plan living spaces are the new trend for open and sociable living areas.
Self Builds

How to build a low-energy home

Here are some of the best routes to take if your considering building a low-energy home.
Home Improvements

Buyer's guide to wallcoverings

Find out the importance of choosing a wallcovering that is influenced by how you use your room.

How to plan and budget for a basement extension

Adding space underground as a basement extension can greatly increase the value of your property if done right.
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Win a smart home system worth over £5,000

Have your chance of winning a Loxone Smart Home system worth over £5,000!
Home Improvements

Bifold doors or sliding doors?

Whether to choose bifold doors or sliding doors is one of the most common questions we get asked at IDSystems.
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Win a bespoke front door worth £3,000

Win a FunkyFront bespoke door worth £3,000 from Klöeber.