Inspiration and advice for your building project
Claire Lloyd explains how to choose the right stone for your project.
How to make cold, damp and uneven floors suitable for modern life
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.
Regardless of what you already have in place, after lengthy periods of time, years of wear and tear begin to show on our flooring.
Totally stable but offering a real wood finish, engineered floors are a popular choice. Natasha Brinsmead explains how to fit one in a weekend
The maintenance, slip resistance and appearance of the best options available
There's more to flooring than solid wood and stone. Our guide explains what's available.
Includes the different material types and styles available, finishes and installation.
Anne and Gary Durbin’s converted stone barn may appear to be a traditional and unassuming farm building, but inside all is light, sleek and contemporary.