Updating the outside of your home can add value and kerb appeal. Follow this guide to giving your property a exterior makeover
From cracks in the plaster to soundproofing (or lack of it), internal walls can throw up all sorts of problems in old homes. Step in chartered surveyor Ian Rock with the solutions
The entrance sets the tone for the entire house and the interiors beyond. Let’s take a look at 10 design ideas for achieving a visual impact, and for gaining useful additional space too
Old doesn’t always have to mean cold — but, as Tim Pullen explains, if you’re insulating a period home, then be careful how you approach it. You could end up doing more harm than good
Ailing roofs need not spell disaster for a renovation project. From slipped slates to sagging roof slopes, chartered surveyor Ian Rock explains what to look out for and what’s involved in fixing common roofing problems
Oak frame extensions bring instant character to a home, but there's a lot to consider before extending in oak
Perhaps the best looking aspect of an eco house, Tim Pullen explores the different types of green roof and the costs and implications involved, and Dusty Gedge explains how to get them right
Repairing windows will help retain the character and charm of older buildings and can often be the cheaper choice in the long run. From rotten frames to panes that mist up, find out how to fix common problems
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