Hugh is Digital Editor of homebuilding.co.uk and has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating a Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. His current project is a kitchen renovation which involves knocking through walls and landscaping a courtyard garden.
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Before you add one to your toolkit, it's worth considering what an angle grinder is used for. Here, we look at 7 home projects suited to using this versatile tool
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By recycling building materials, you can reduce the waste that occurs during a build and make sure your extension, self build or renovation is as green as possible
Underfloor heating with carpet might sound good in theory, but does it work in practice? We get expert advice on what you'll need to consider
For an elevated finish to your room, covering radiator pipes is a must. Here's 6 options to transform pipework from an eyesore to a charming detail
Eco insulation holds up against manmade materials in making your home more energy efficient, and it's sustainable too. Here are your options for insulating a green home
These bathroom window ideas will ensure that your bathroom is flooded with natural light, while balancing this space's need for privacy
Not sure how to measure for laminate flooring? We ask the experts for their top tips, advice and need-to-know basics to ensure you order enough
Tadelakt is a lime-based plaster finished to form a durable, waterproof surface with a distinctive appearance. Find out more about its uses with this handy guide
Clay plaster not only looks beautiful, but it has some brilliant eco-credentials for a more sustainable, healthier home too. Here's what you need to know
These stylish fireplace ideas, from surround inspiration to choosing the right fire, will ensure your hearth becomes the centrepiece of your space
Looking for the next big interior design trends 2022 will bring? We asked professional interior designers for their predictions for the styles that will make waves this year
Searching for the latest lighting trends for a self build, renovation or extension? Here's the ideas we predict to be big over the next year
Looking for the latest bathroom trends to inspire your space? Here's what's going to big news in bathroom design in 2022, according to the experts
The best reciprocating saws, both corded and cordless, are handy tools to have for use around your build
The best mitre saws are a versatile tool for home improvement projects, which offer highly accurate cutting
Brick fireplace ideas are a brilliant way to imbue your space with character and texture, whether you're looking for contemporary or classic inspiration
The best conservatory lighting ideas ensure your glazed space is usable once the sun goes down and looks its best, inside and out
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