Self Build Homes

by Hugh Metcalf

January 16, 2020

Eco-homes: 3 sustainable projects in the UK

When it comes to building environmentally-conscious homes, there's a whole world of inspiration out there. However, some of the most dynamic projects can be found…
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Home Improvements

4 real houses with living plant walls

These urban spaces have re-connected with nature by incorporating walls made from living plants into their design.
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Home Improvements

Kitchen planning: 7 steps to your perfect space

Follow these steps for creating your perfect kitchen that's both stylish and functional for you and your family.
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Self Build Homes

How to project manage your own self build

Stuck on the idea of project managing your build or renovation? Here's what you'll need to know.
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

Recycled interiors: 7 sustainable products for your home

Creatively recycling a range of different materials, get inspired to improve your home's eco-credentials with these sustainable picks.
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Home Improvements

How to find extra space for a home office

With more people than ever working from home, finding room for a dedicated working zone has become a new priority.
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Extensions

Discover this architect's creative brick extension in north London

Architect James Beazer tells us all about his home's distinctive, award brick extension
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Self Build Homes

Look inside this charred timber self-build in Wiltshire

Building on a site with challenges to overcome, this modern barn-style property is a thoughtful response to a client's brief.
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Home Improvements

A quarter century of architectural excellence

A holistic approach, amazing attention to detail, a slew of awards – one UK architect is flying the flag with a new office in LA.
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Home Improvements

4 pitfalls to avoid with architectural salvage

Architectural salvage is a striking, eco-friendly choice for your project. Ensure a smooth-sailing project using these materials with this handy guide.
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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?
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Self Build Homes

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s bespoke luxury eco-house

With a classic design in mind, Andrew Lloyd Webber commissioned a prefab kit house with an ecological edge. Here’s what happened…
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Competitions

Win a luxury spa for your home

We've teamed up with Wellis to offer one lucky winner the chance to get their very own sun spa worth £4,000. Enter our fantastic competition...