Add these glazing ideas to your architectural moodboard and bring natural light into the heart of your home
ICF has been the next big thing in walling systems for a long time. Mark Brinkley discovers that it’s much more than ‘the Lego of build systems’
If you’ve ever experienced the stress of domestic noise pollution, you’ll understand why the Building Regs set out clear requirements for soundproofing. We look at what you need to know to keep you (and your neighbours) happy
There are more ways than ever to build a roof structure – some quicker and easier than others. Mark Brinkley explains the various options, including the flat, curved, panellised and trussed roof variations
If you’re thinking about fitting, altering or replacing an external flue or chimney or installing a new woodburning stove, read on for our essential guide to complying with the Building Regulations
What are the U values of different wall materials? Understand that, and you are well on your way to making your self build or renovation as thermally efficient as possible, says sustainable building expert Tim Pullen
Versatile, timeless and durable, there’s more to the humble brick than meets the eye. Here’s what you need to know about choosing the right type of brick for your project
Modern aluminium windows are a great option for increasing kerb appeal or finishing off a contemporary home. A huge part of your overall project – both in look and feel – it’s important to the design right and within budget. Here’s where to start…
Save energy, and thus money, by ensuring your wall are as insulated as possible. Internally, externally or in the cavity — there are now more choices than ever to insulate your walls
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