Inspiration and advice for your building project
Designing a house is a complicated process and there are lots of options to consider. Here are twenty questions you should always ask yourself before planning the design for your dream home.
What you can do as a client, to get the best design for your self build or home improvement
Piers Taylor looks at how complexity is the enemy of cost control and good quality
Secured by Design, to use the full title, is the official flagship UK Police initiative supporting the principles of ‘designing out crime’.
Charlie Luxton looks at a 'fabric first' approach to designing a sustainable home
How you self build should dictate what you self build says Piers Taylor
When it comes to design, Charlie Luxton advises that you keep it simple
Showers have come a long way in their long and illustrative history; from simple ancient structures to technology packed contraptions, they have morphed and developed until the range of styles now available far exceeds the simple boxy showers of days...
For every homebuilding project there is the perfect designer the problem is deciding which one to choose. Debbie Jeffery explains how it doesn't have to be a lottery.
What happens when the design of your dream home turns into a nightmare? How do you deal with house designers when the relationship goes wrong? Mark Brinkley has the answers. Plus some useful advice and views from industry experts.