Shou Sugi Ban is a traditional Japanese wood burning technique which creates a dramatic black finish that has become a popular choice for external cladding. We examine how to get the look
Our best bathroom design ideas will transform your bathroom into a blissful, spa-like retreat in no time — no matter what your budget
Get your Party Wall Agreement in place, and your project underway with our complete guide to everything you need to do
The Party Wall Act is crucial if you’re planning work that will affect a shared wall between you and your neighbours. Here’s what you need to know
The Amazon sale is packed with Christmas deals - here's a round-up of the best bargains available now
Right to Build review announced by government in a bid to boost the number of people building their own homes
Getting contemporary design right is all about the context — as these contemporary self builds go to show
The devil is in the detail when specifying a bathroom floor, so read our guide to the pros and cons of the different options
This guide to planning permission explains it all, from what it is and when you need it (and when you don’t) plus information on application costs, timeframes and what to do if your application is refused
The technology to create a smart home is advancing at rapid pace — here’s how to incorporate it into your new home or building project
We’ll continue to keep you inspired, informed and entertained — here’s what you need to know about your latest copy of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine
Homebuilding & Renovating is celebrating three decades of helping self-builders and renovators build their dream homes
Looking for cladding for your new house, renovation project or extension? We give you the newest and most innovative products around.
The open plan kitchen/diner is a modern-day staple, but in some homes, extending outwards is the only way of gaining the space required for one. Claire Lloyd looks at six fine examples of the art
From playing music wirelessly in a couple of rooms, to a whole-house wired-in sound system, multi-room audio has come on leaps and bounds in recent years. Claire Lloyd explores the options
Claire Lloyd lists the top 10 lighting tips to help create the ultimate architectural moodboard for your new self build or home improvement project
Choosing a sink which works for your lifestyle – not to mention complements your interior scheme – is key to the smooth running of the kitchen, says Claire Lloyd
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