Inspiration and advice for your building project
It is just about possible to build a vernacular style home from scratch - but there are rules.
Taking on an old house with local charm? Make sure you do your research.
We investigate how a rich tapestry of vernacular building has evolved across the UK.
The traditional cottage has an enduring appeal. Hugh Lander explains how to get it right.
Renewables grab the headlines but, in reality, low-energy design principles are key.
Grand or modest, all new homes have something to learn from Classical architecture. Robert Adam – one of the UK’s leading architects and advocates of traditional design – explains what it is, and how to get it right.
Building a contemporary house isn't cheap. Jason Orme looks at the costs and conventions of designing a cutting edge home.
We explain how to recreate the look. Includes information on form, windows, doors and more.
Open plan layouts bring many benefits, however there are practical issues to consider.
The Georgian style is one of the most popular design styles for self builders. Classic in appearance, it looks simple to achieve, but it's also easy to get wrong.