The roof is essential when it comes to the overall look of your home – get it wrong, and it’d be very costly to rectify. Follow this guide to make the right roofing choice for your project
A quick guide to the different types of roof coverings; from tiled and metal variants to thatched and green roof options
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
Discover how to accurately estimate how much it will cost to build your own home, and how different factors can affect the outcome
Whether you’re building a home for life or designing with someone’s mobility in mind, accessible homes are a sure-fire way of catering to all current and future needs. These projects demonstrate how accessible homes can also pack the wow factor too
18,000 people joined the self build and custom build registers; it’s nearly time for councils to ensure they have enough plots to meet this demand
If you’re dreaming of self building or renovating in a city, be inspired by these great projects in urban locations
Oak framing has enjoyed a long tradition in the UK, being the favoured homebuilding method for centuries past. Mark Brinkley answers some common questions about oak frames
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