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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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Home Improvements

How to choose the best driveway material

Choose the best driveway material for your home, from crunchy gravel to smooth paving, with this in-depth guide
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Home Improvements

Why your home renovation deserves an architect

Home renovation projects require designs, planning and more – here’s how an architect can help guide you through the process.
 
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Home Improvements

How sliding doors and windows opened this barn conversion

A barn conversion case study showcases the impact that sliding doors and feature windows can have on a modern home.
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Home Improvements

Are you eligible for the government’s green driving grant?

Government grants can contribute to the cost of a home charge for new electric cars. Here’s how to get yours.
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Home Improvements

5 reasons to shop the high street for your home renovation

Discover what the high street has to offer your home renovation project
 
 
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Extensions

Victorian cottage transformation

This Victorian cottage transformation has been achieved with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind
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Competitions

Win £3,000 worth of Crown Paints' emulsion

To celebrate their new Elle Decoration collection, Crown is giving away an amazing £3,000 worth of this fantastic paint in time for a summer refresh...
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Self Build Homes

How to submit a successful planning application

If you want to build your own home, you must understand how the planning application process works to increase your chances of gaining consent
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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...