Inspiration and advice for your building project
A solution to the problems faced by those extending or renovating their homes
Go beyond the basic burglar alarm for user-friendly security.
We look at useful products to limit the vulnerability of your doors and windows.
What’s the best way to finish internal walls and ceilings? Mark Brinkley looks at the main options, their cost — and how to make the right decision for your home.
One question facing self-builders is whether to go for a wet or dry system of wall covering. The wet techniques use cement renders and gypsum plasters, and occasionally products like lime renders or clay; the dry systems use dry-lined plasterboards.
Clive Fewins explains how to reproduce the traditional timber lintels used on many vernacular buildings to meet todays building regulations.
An article looking at the best methods of ageing new timber.
Domestic burglaries and personal theft claims have soared to £415 million; this is the highest it has been in nearly a decade.