There are many advantages to building a new home in the garden of your existing house — a free plot for one. But there are also a few key points to consider, and pitfalls to avoid. Plotfinding expert David Snell explains all
Wondering how to patch plaster? This is one of those home maintenance jobs that will keep your home looking as fresh as the day it was decorated and patching up plaster just one task you can undertake on a DIY basis
Pouring a new concrete floor is not just a job left for the builders. Natasha Brinsmead explains how you can carry out the work on a DIY basis
Converting and extending a cellar, or building a basement to a new home, can provide valuable extra living space without drastically altering the exterior of your home, says Michael Holmes
Building projects equal mess — usually in large quantities. But what is the best way to dispose of it all and how much will it cost you? Here we discuss the options for building waste disposal
A two storey extension is a cost-effective way to add lots more space to your home – and increase its value. Here’s how to get yours just right
Condensation is a problem in both period properties and newer homes, but what causes it and what can be done to prevent it?
Open plan layouts bring many benefits, but there are a number of practical considerations to be made to ensure a successful scheme
A look at the technical and structural implications for homes on a sloping site. Includes advice on costs, drainage, stilts and basements
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