Aluminium windows have really grown in popularity in recent years. Our complete guide explains how to choose the best ones for your home
External wall insulation offers a way to make homes with solid walls more thermally efficient. However, it needs careful consideration before installing, says expert Tim Pullen
Airtightness is a key ingredient in creating an energy efficient home, but what is it and how is it measured? Our expert explains all
Face glazing is an unconventional approach for windows, often used in oak frame homes. We look at how this small detail could make a big difference to your build quality
These porch ideas, from simple timber structures to more elaborate extensions, will frame your front door and create a warm welcome to your home
It's the big debate: concrete vs clay roof tiles. We take a look at the pros and cons of each, including costs, durability and appearance.
Get to grips with the types of floor screed available, both old school and modern, to see which is right for your build project
The type of roof covering you choose for your self build or renovation has a huge impact on the look of your home. We explore the options available to you
Thinking of replacing windows in your home? From what Building Regs apply to styles, materials costs and more, this guide has everything you need to know
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