Internal timber cladding isn’t just for period homes — this is a look that suits contemporary homes too, adding warmth and character
Dormer windows are ideal for creating ‘rooms in the roof’ in homes in a loft conversion or a house that doesn’t extend to two full storeys, but design is as important as practicality. Here’s what you should think about
A barn conversion is one of the most coveted types of home in Britain, yet can be notoriously hard to get right. Our gallery of beautifully converted barns show what success looks like
This straw bale and timber frame self build home in Exmoor National Park was built almost entirely by its owners for just £67,000
What makes a successful barn conversion? We explain the principles of barn conversion design including advice on doors and windows, insulating walls and creating a good layout
With most homes, the roof dominates the external appearance of the property. As such, the roof pitch is vital – get it wrong and the whole design will look odd
To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we’re looking forward – to 30 brilliant design ideas to inspire your building project in 2020
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