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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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Home Improvements

How to successfully landscape a...

Landscaping can be just as complex as a room design, whether you are working on a new outdoor space or making changes to an established garden. Here's how...
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Self Build Homes

Glazing: how to add natural light...

A lighter, brighter home is the goal of most modern self-builds and renovations. Take stock of the glazing options available for bringing more light into...
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Self Build Homes

Explore this re-imagined oast...

Looking for an out of the ordinary design to appease planners, these self-builders opted for this awe-inspiring home inspired by Kent's iconic hop-drying...
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Home Improvements

Outdoor lighting: what you need to...

Expert design advice and practical considerations for illuminating your garden with an exterior lighting scheme.    Image: Moonlight...
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Home Improvements

Buyer's guide: eco-friendly...

Get the perfect colour and great coverage, while safeguarding your health and the planet.    Image: Earthborn Natural, organic, green and...
 
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Home Improvements

Bifold doors or sliding doors:...

Large glazed doors are a desirable feature in many modern properties. If you're unsure whether to opt for bifold or sliding doors, discover the benefits...
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Competitions

How to enter Grand Designs Live's...

Calling all interior designers and stylists – here's how you can enter the next Grand Designs Live interior design competition and have your work featured...