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Every new year brings change, and for you, this is the perfect time to rethink your home and embark on that grand design you’ve been dreaming of. Whether it’s a total new-build, an extension, or you’re simply revamping rooms, we have ideas to try in the February edition.

A highlight this issue – from the TV series – is Mark and Candida Diacono’s fabulous eco-friendly house that combines both traditional and new building methods.

If you want to improve your home, be inspired by Julie and Neil Archer, who gave their fifties house an impressive makeover, while our grand guide has all you need to know about building kit homes from scratch.

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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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Self Build Homes

Tour this Canadian lakeside retreat, designed to endure extreme climates

Using sintered stone, this home has been created to survive Canada's extreme weather conditions.
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Self Build Homes

Award-winning architects for design-led homes

The finest architects don’t just focus on your home’s exterior – they offer a complete service that marries the house’s form with a stunning interior....
 
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Self Build Homes

How ground source heat pump systems can save you money on your energy bills

Opt for a ground source heat pump system with smart controls that can help cut energy bills and cut down on carbon use.
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Home Improvements

How virtual reality can change the way you renovate or build

Get peace of mind when you use VT technology to explore your next home renovation before it has even been ordered.
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Home Improvements

Pocket doors: what are the benefits of an Eclisse system?

Pocket doors slide into gaps in the wall, saving you floor space and helping to make the most of your home. Find out how they...
 
 
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Home Improvements

Discover the next generation of shower toilets

Shower toilets have come of age with the appliance of science – the latest are app-controlled, hygienic and blend seamlessly into modern homes.
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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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Grand Designs TV Houses

Grand Designs TV House 2021: Renovated cemetery warden's lodge in London

In the brand new series of Grand Designs, Kevin McCloud meets Justin Maxwell Stuart who is looking to convert a warden's lodge in a graveyard...
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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.