Inspiration and advice for your building project
From kitchen worktops to floors and walls, concrete is making a big impact in interiors
Take inspiration from these natural style contemporary homes.
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...
Jane Burnside explains her techniques for designing contemporary interiors
Elegant clean lines, light-filled spaces and expanses of glass. This is organic architecture
Period styles are popular amongst self builders so we explain how to get the detailing right for your chosen era
Clothing their house in local materials ensured that Nick and Sarah Paine’s radically contemporary new sustainable home blends in with its more traditional surroundings. The house is clad in untreated cedar boarding, handmade clay tiles and natural stone...
All too often self built and renovated homes end up as bland as off-the-shelf developer houses. Charlie Luxton reveals some simple ideas to make your project special