A look at the technical and structural implications for homes on a sloping site. Includes advice on costs, drainage, stilts and basements
Glazing can make or break a home design. Here’s what to consider in style, cost, material and efficiency, plus expert top tips with a picture gallery to inspire
This step-by-step guide on how to plasterboard a ceiling will help any DIYer, including a gallery of how-to images, material and tool lists and expert advice
Need to know how to treat damp? Take a look at the various different areas where damp can occur and the most effective ways of making an old home dry — and ensuring it stays that way
A single storey extension can add valuable living space. Improve your home’s layout by planning, designing and budgeting for the best addition possible. Here’s how
Claire Lloyd speaks with four architects well versed in the art of transforming semi-detached houses to discover the unique set of challenges posed, as well as the rewards
The methods used to construct new floors have come on in leaps and bounds in the last decade. Here, we explain the options for ground and first floor structures for new homes and extensions
Plan well if you want your shower to be a luxury experience — there’s certainly a lot to think about, from the type of shower to the shower tray, shower head and type of enclosure
Removing a chimney breast can seem like a daunting task but, providing you follow our simple guide, it need not be complicated
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