Grand Designs magazine February issue

Grand Designs February 2022 issue preview

Page after page of inspiration and advice to help your project dreams come true

By Karen Stylianides | 21 January 2022

From one man’s battle to build a flood-proof home to design ideas for tiny bathrooms, the Grand Designs February 2022 edition is about self-build and renovation solutions. In other words, there’s no problem too big or too small that can’t be overcome with the right know-how.

To be fair, it often calls for a dollop of determination as well. Take Grand Designer Geoff Wood. This former boxer fought his way through every setback to build his flood proof home in Essex. He refused to be put off by a limited budget, a complex structure and weeks of heavy rainfall. Now he enjoys looking out over the Blackwater Estuary from his first-floor balcony. Read Geoff’s story on page 20.

Grand Designs magazine layout showing a house on the Essex coast

Then there’s the family who fell in love with a plot overlooking woodland and fields. They built a house that captures every view and sits in harmony with its surroundings. It’s an inspiring tale and a beautiful home, see more on page 30.

Grand Designs magazine February layout

From one man’s battle to build a flood-proof home to design ideas for tiny bathrooms, the Grand Designs February 2022 edition is about self-build and renovation solutions. In other words, there’s no problem too big or too small that can’t be overcome with the right know-how.

To be fair, it often calls for a dollop of determination as well. Take Grand Designer Geoff Wood. This former boxer fought his way through every setback to build his flood proof home in Essex. He refused to be put off by a limited budget, a complex structure and weeks of heavy rainfall. Now he enjoys looking out over the Blackwater Estuary from his first-floor balcony. Read Geoff’s story on page 20.

Grand Designs magazine layout showing a house on the Essex coast

Then there’s the family who fell in love with a plot overlooking woodland and fields. They built a house that captures every view and sits in harmony with its surroundings. It’s an inspiring tale and a beautiful home, see more on page 30.

Grand Designs magazine February layout

Are you living somewhere that’s gloomy inside and could do with a better outdoor view? Or perhaps you’re building a house and want inspiration for the glazing? Well, you’re in luck. The glass doors feature on page 84 covers all the technicalities and the latest innovations, and includes a selection of the best designs.

Grand Designs magazine February layout glazed doors

Energy prices are at an all-time high and climate change is of increasing concern. So reducing our reliance on the power grid is an ever more appealing prospect. But how to go about it? For the latest advice, see the guide to renewable energy sources from solar to heat pumps on page 67.

Grand Designs magazine February issue guide to renewable energy page

Finally, find more information on the government’s Help To Build loan in the editor’s letter.

Start reading the Grand Designs February 2022 issue online for free!

Plus, for even more self-build and renovation advice, don’t miss Grand Designs Live 2022, heading for ExCel London on 30 April-8 May and the NEC Birmingham from 5-9 October.

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