Choosing the right windows for your home

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window styles

Window styles: Making the right choice Windows aren’t just for looking out of – the style of window you choose has a huge impact on the appearance and feel of your home. And there are lots of things to think about: size, materials, colours, insulation, even how the window will open and close. Style Personal… Read more »

4 Ways to maximise your home’s potential

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home layouts

Maximising your homes potential Whether it’s a country cottage or a luxury penthouse, you probably know what your dream home looks like on the outside. But you might not have such a clear picture of the inside. When you sit down to design it, however, that’s where you’ll need to start. The space and house… Read more »

Altering an older house: What you need to know

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altering older houses

Renovations on older homes If you’re privileged enough to live in an historic building, you’re incredibly lucky to have somewhere so special as your home. But every silver lining has a cloud – and in the case of historic buildings, it may rain a little on your home improvement parade. The planning laws are stricter… Read more »

Foundations and footings: Avoiding the common issues

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house foundations

Digging the foundations for your home – What you need to know As with everything else in life, building a home requires getting the foundations right – if you don’t, nothing else will work. Here are some of the things you need to know to avoid pitfalls. Even with the best preparations, however, foundations can… Read more »

4 Bedroom design ideas

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bedroom designs

Top tips for bedroom renovations Bedrooms are the place where we go to relax and, ultimately to sleep. So designing it carefully is key. Here are our top tips for creating a bedroom that’s as stylish as it is serene. Add colour If you want to brighten up your bedroom, but don’t want to go… Read more »

Subsidence – it needn’t be such a downer

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home structural problems

How structural movement can affect old homes If you’re buying an older house to renovate, subsidence can be an issue that puts you off the purchase completely. However, the good news is that subsidence and house foundation problems can be fixed. Why does subsidence happen? All buildings are moving all the time, but usually these… Read more »

Accessible Homes Design Guide

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accessible home guide

How to adapt your home A few small changes to the design and layout of a home can make life so much easier for people who are elderly or are having mobility problems. The goal, obviously, with home remodelling of this nature is to make sure that everyone can use everything inside the house and… Read more »

7 things not to forget when you’re building your own home

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self build advice

Self build advice From bats to bricks, budgets to building regulations, make sure you’ve thought about the following before you start work on your new home. Follow orders When your district or borough council gives you planning permission, there are likely to be conditions attached. You absolutely need to read and comply with these. As… Read more »

7 Big ideas for tiny kitchens

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small kitchen design

Small kitchen design ideas Designing a small kitchen can be harder than designing a large one: you have all the same requirements, but less space! Here are our top tips for getting everything you need into a limited space. Cupboards: A cupboard usually has two or three shelves at most; unless you need to store… Read more »