Improvements

What is Shou Sugi Ban?

One of the most exciting elements of building your own home is that you have a great opportunity to create something unique and out of the ordinary, often achieved with innovative design, products and techniques….


Planning Permission: The Complete Guide

If everyone in the country could build, or use land for whatever they wanted, wherever they wanted, it would be absolute chaos. Luckily the planning system is designed to prevent this from happening and to…


Georgian-Style Homes Gallery

Georgian-style homes are a popular choice for self builders, and it isn’t hard to see why — large windows that allow lots of light in and aesthetically appeasing geometrical form are just a couple of…


Tanking and Making a Cellar Dry

If your home has a cellar, you may want to take advantage of the added space and turn it into a usable room. Even if you only plan to use the room for storage, rather…


How to Choose a Shower

Choosing the right shower is less simple than choosing most other bathroom fixtures and fitting. There are so many things to consider before you can even think about aesthetics — what plumbing system you have, whether…