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A contemporary extension to a family home has created a light, open plan kitchen/dining/living area.
With a little careful planning your winter garden can be a very special, multi-sensory place.
Phase change materials are a form of passive solar heating and cooling that can absorb and store heat in one state and release the heat when it changes state. These materials are still in their infancy in the UK, but look set to become a green...
If you live in one of the so-called ‘stone belts’, you may well have to build in stone to satisfy the local planners. You may actually prefer to build in stone – it’s usually very attractive – but it’s a great deal more expensive than brickwork.
If you're planning on renovating a period house, make sure you hire tradesmen and designers that know about conservation. Whether your home is Edwardian, Victorian or Georgian, here's some advice on what you need to consider.
Jason Orme looks at a new scheme to give cashback for eco improvements
See the full contents of the February 2009 issue of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine and find out how to order back issues...
With the help of their son Ian, Malane and Keith Howard have built a striking, angular home on one of Yorkshire’s most challenging plots — dramatically projecting it out from the steep slope.