Extensions

by Becca Green

October 28, 2020

Top tips for reducing the carbon footprint of your extension

When building an extension, be mindful of the overall carbon footprint of your home.   Image: Unique Home Stays  Planning and building an extension is a…
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Home Improvements

How to approach the EnerPHit process for Passivhaus quality home retrofit

Discover these top tips for carrying out the Enerphit process for ensuring an energy efficient renovated home.
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Kevin McCloud: How have you adapted your home during the pandemic?

Grand Designs magazine Editor at Large Kevin McCloud wants to hear how you have converted, adapted and reworked your homes in these extraordinary times.
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Self Build Homes

Eco friendly ideas for home building in 2021

Ensure your self build home has the right green credentials by considering these key environmentally friendly ideas


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

6 kitchen design ideas for creative islands

Take inspiration from these clever ways to use an island as part of your kitchen design.
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Extensions

Explore this extension set among the ruins of a parchment factory

Explore this unique extension, which was built amongst the ruins of an old parchment factory adjacent to a family home.

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Home Improvements

Eco-friendly boilers: how to choose a greener option for your home

Explore how you can still make green improvements to your home while retaining a boiler heating system.

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Self Build Homes

Read the November 2020 issue of Grand Designs

Discover amazing glazing ideas, idyllic country homes, off-grid living and much more, for free, in the November issue of Grand Designs magazine
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Grand Designs TV Houses

7 of the best timber frame homes featured on Grand Designs

Discover 7 homes built on Grand Designs using a timber frame construction method.
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Home Improvements

Experience the best in quality home automation

Home automation can make homes more secure, entertainment easier to access and life smoother. We take a look at the latest innovations
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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.
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Home Improvements

Kitchen extractors: buying and installation advice

Perfect your kitchen design with the right type of kitchen extractor for your home.
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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?