A new kitchen is usually high on many renovators wish lists — read on for our top tips on achieving your dream kitchen without breaking the bank
While Passivhaus offer a low-energy standard for new builds, the equivalent for existing properties allows homeowners the ability to update their thermal performance while staying put. We take a closer look at what EnerPHit means
As petrol and diesel vehicles are phrased out, charging an electric car at home will become increasingly important. David Hilton explains what you need to know about installing a dedicated chargepoint
Removing internal walls can transform your home, bringing in light and creating space. We explain how to make the most of your remodelling project
A guide to converting a loft with a difficult roof construction. Includes advice on headroom, trussed rafters, telescopic joists, building regulations and more
Where to live during a major renovation or self build is a key decision to make before starting a building project. Here we explore one of the most cost-effective options — living on site in a caravan
A potent mix of open plan living, tall ceilings, lots of glass and hard floors – not to mention our children staying around longer – means noise is an issue that needs addressing in extension or self build projects. Mark Brinkley explains
Unstable ground? Clay soil? Trees? Sloping land? ‘Difficult’ sites can quickly become expensive to build on. Surveyor Ian Rock provides solutions for even the most problematic of plots
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