Self Build Homes

by Anna Winston

March 04, 2021

10 stunning period home renovations

Discover projects where original character and contemporary alterations combine in perfect harmony. Image: The living room of the Edinburgh flat renovated by Luke and Joanne…
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Grand Designs TV Houses

Grand Designs House: Tudor Guildhall Restoration in Suffolk

Revisit the restoration of a Tudor Guildhall and the conversion of an adjacent barn in Stowmarket, Suffolk, from Grand Designs series 7
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Extensions

Discover the benefits of fine concrete

Whether for walls, landscaping, floors or countertops, find out how Ultra-High Performance Concrete can add a unique texture or motif to make your project stand...
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Home Improvements

Embrace the timeless style of internal steel screens

Internal doors and windows can be more than purely functional. The latest steel screens let the light flood in while giving your home timeless style.
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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

What is happening with the Green Homes Grant?

Following speculation that the Green Homes Grant is to be cut short and funds withdrawn, is it still worthwhile applying?
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Home Improvements

Bespoke awnings, blinds and pergolas to boost your home

Awnings, pergolas and blinds can really help you to make the most of the outdoors and sunshine. We look at a bespoke and safe approach...

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Self Build Homes

Inside the future of sustainable prefab homes

Inside a modern prefabricated homes factory, designing and producing unique and sustainable modern homes
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Home Improvements

Discover the health benefits of a quiet washing machine

Noisy laundry appliances can adversely impact on your work, mood and concentration. Find out how a quiet washing machine can help your wellbeing
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Home Improvements

Essential utility room safety advice

Create a safe and healthy space for doing the laundry or storing food with this guide to utility room safety

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Home Improvements

Replacing a staircase: 5 things you need to know

Replacing a staircase involves meeting Building Regulations, possibly Listed Building Consent, as well as a careful consideration of the stair design and the space you...
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Competitions

Think you've got London's best new home extension? Enter this competition

Enter your home or design project for New London Architecture's Don't Move, Improve awards. Here's how...
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Home Improvements

Make a design impact with contemporary stairs and balconies

Bespoke contemporary staircases, gates and balconies can have a transformative effect on a self-build home
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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.