Inspiration and advice for your building project
Converting a barn is a chance to create a unique home in a rural location — so why do so many people get it wrong? Michael Holmes explains the key internal layout design issues and how to go about extending a conversion, plus advice from architect...
Our guide to making single storeys special. Includes many stunning examples.
Oak is a material that excites traditionalists and modernists alike. Find out more.
What are the must have architectural features for your new home
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.
Owners of contemporary or older period properties often wish to re-introduce or retain the centrepiece of a fireplace in their chosen style or on the style of their original home.
Renewables grab the headlines but, in reality, low-energy design principles are key.
Achieving a garage that’s practical, spacious and beautiful requires careful consideration. Designer Pete Tonks explains how
Expert advice on how to go about designing the roof for your self-build. Including advice on pitch, trusses, roof types and insulation.
Designing with the environment in mind doesn't mean kitting out your home with 'eco-technologies'