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
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
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
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
If you’re dreaming of self building or renovating in a city, be inspired by these great projects in urban locations
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
There are several options when it comes to selecting a designer for your new home — here we take a look at what a Chartered Architectural Technologist could do for you
For those who favour traditional homes over contemporary, this gallery of beautiful projects is sure to provide plenty of inspiration
Whether you are converting your loft, extending or simply want a way of pulling in extra natural light, adding glazing to your ceiling is a great way to ensure plenty of high-quality light
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