Considering function and style, learn all about sash windows with renovation advice, a guide on replacement materials and great design inspiration
In the right setting, and installed by the right professional, spray foam insulation can be a good choice
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
Corten, a weathered steel, has many benefits for self builders and extenders looking for something distinctive, says experienced builder Mark Brinkley
Whether you are converting your loft, extending or simply want a way of pulling in extra natural light, adding glazing to your ceiling is a great way to ensure plenty of high-quality light
If your charming old sash windows look ready for the scrap yard, think again. Natasha Brinsmead explains the process of repair
Choosing what to build your house or extension out of is a key part of the build process. Here we highlight the considerations you’ll need to make before making your decision
It’s a key ingredient in creating an energy-efficient home with low heat demand, but what exactly does ‘airtightness’ mean in practice? Step in eco expert Tim Pullen to explain, and to provide his tips for achieving an airtight home
Barbara Jones, an expert on building with straw bale, explains why this natural, strong and thermally efficient material could be a cost-effective choice for your self build or extension project
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