Side Return Extension Design Guide

The side return extension is one of the most common domestic building projects. The millions of terraced houses that define so much of our urban landscape are ripe for this addition, but side return extensions…


A London Terrace House Transformed

Despite having lived in the Stepney Green two-storey Victorian terrace house for two years, after just four months renovating and extending, Stuart Archer and Amelia Humber feel like they own completely different home. The couple bought the…



Underfloor Heating vs. Radiators: How to Choose

Your choice of heating emitter will dictate the way in which heat is distributed and, crucially, how you experience it in your home. What’s more, choosing between underfloor heating and radiators is often the starting…


How to Deal with a Contaminated Site

It is a relatively rare occurrence that a self builder’s dream plot will be a greenfield plot that has not been previously developed. Often, plots come in different guises: they can be home to run…