Shadow gaps may be on trend, but the trusty skirting board is still a popular choice. Follow this guide to types of skirting board available and tips on how to make the right choice
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
Provide warmth and character to any home with these fabulous woodburning stoves in a selection of sizes and finishes, suitable for all styles and tastes
The world of self build and renovation is often filled with technical jargon which can be anxiety-inducing for those planning their first projects. Here we explain the Shou Sugi Ban wood charring technique
Looking for more space but want to stay in your home? Adding a two storey extension can be a cost-effective way to gain that extra living space. These examples are guaranteed to inspire your project
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
Want to add more space, light and a better connection with the garden? Extending could be the solution. We look at different examples that were all completed for a budget of under £50,000
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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