What does Passivhaus mean and what factors make a Passivhaus so special? Experts Mark Brinkley and Tim Pullen explain how to achieve the German standard for eco homes
Considering function and style, learn all about sash windows with renovation advice, a guide on replacement materials and great design inspiration
In the right setting, and installed by the right professional, spray foam insulation can be a good choice
Discover how to accurately estimate how much it will cost to build your own home, and how different factors can affect the outcome
Update the appearance and efficiency of your central heating system with a new radiator. We show you how to install one on a DIY basis
The estimate establishes the viability of the building project — so making sure it is accurate is essential. Bob Branscombe analyses why it so often isn’t
Most architects shine at design, while others also excel at construction detailing or project management. Architect Neil Turner draws on his many years’ experience to help you assess this key member of your project team
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