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Building your own Sustainable Home

Building your own Sustainable Home

The open source information system WikiHouse have created the new WikiHouse 4.0 format that will allow its users to design, share and build their own flat pack house. The idea was unveiled at this year’s London Design Festival and is highly unique in the way that the concept can come to life within a matter of […]

How the outcome of the Scottish referendum will impact on the country’s architectural industry

How the outcome of the Scottish referendum will impact on the country’s architectural industry

After it was announced that Scotland had rejected the opportunity of independence, the people of the country expressed a mixture of emotions regarding Scotland’s decision to remain within the United Kingdom. These contrasting emotions were also reflected by the architects of Scotland, whose industry may could yet be affected by the results of the vote. Those in […]

5 tips for buying the perfect home for you!

5 tips for buying the perfect home for you!

There are many factors to consider when purchasing your new home. Everybody will have a list of criteria of what their perfect home will entail, but realistically ‘perfect’ is never going to happen if you have a number of unrealistic expectations. ‘Perfect’ in a realistic sense will be the house that would be best suited […]

5 repairs you do not need a professional for

5 repairs you do not need a professional for

  Since the influx of DIY television programming, many home owners do not have the confidence they once had to repair any damage within their property. Of course there are still self-proclaimed ‘handymen’, but the risk of further damage is what usually dictates a person’s decision when it comes to repairs. There are many areas […]

10 tips on how to sell your property as quickly as possible

10 tips on how to sell your property as quickly as possible

  If you are looking to move onto a new property, but you are unable to sell your current one, then this could hold up the proceedings for many months or even years. With a bit of investment you are surely more likely to get the property sold sooner, whilst  raising its value considerably at […]

Britain’s 7 Most Expensive Residential Neighbourhoods

Britain’s 7 Most Expensive Residential Neighbourhoods

Do you want to live in the lap of luxury? To pull out of your house onto a tree-lined boulevard alongside embassies and the residences of celebrities? Home prices are rising across Britain, but certain areas remain much more expensive than others. While we mostly focus on high quality housing at affordable prices here, it’s […]

6 First-Time Homebuyer Expenses You Should Be Aware Of

6 First-Time Homebuyer Expenses You Should Be Aware Of

Buying your first home is an immensely satisfying experience, especially if you’re prepared and aware of the costs ahead of time. After all, nothing feels better than walking into a home that you don’t just live in, but own. Unfortunately, without an in-depth understanding of the costs of home ownership, this wonderful experience can turn […]

Innovative Interior Design Ideas For Small Spaces

Innovative Interior Design Ideas For Small Spaces

As the population rises and city living becomes more and more popular, the amount of living space on offer has been forced to decline in many places. You can either choose to live in all the clutter or you can show some creativity, recreate your home and make full use of the available space. Precisely […]

10 Reasons to Build Your Home Instead of Buying

10 Reasons to Build Your Home Instead of Buying

The time has come to buy your own home and you’re starting to make the important decisions. One of the most important decisions you’ll make is whether to buy a home or build your own from scratch. We’re firm believers in building your home instead of buying, not just because of the growing shortage of […]

Decorating 101: 10 Furniture and Décor Tips for Homeowners

Decorating 101: 10 Furniture and Décor Tips for Homeowners

Your new home is ready and it’s time to move in. If you’ve rented a home before you built your new residence, you likely already have plenty of furniture to move in with you. However, it’s often a good idea to refresh your furniture for your new home. In this guide, we’ll share 10 simple […]

Building Your First Home? 10 Tips to Avoid Disappointment

Building Your First Home? 10 Tips to Avoid Disappointment

Is there any feeling as satisfying as stepping into your first home? From cosy and compact residences to spacious country houses, there’s nothing quite like taking your first step into a property that’s 100% yours. If you’re building your first home, it’s important to be aware of the most common complaints, mistakes and issues ahead […]

Understanding Architecture: 5 Styles For Your New Home

Understanding Architecture: 5 Styles For Your New Home

From modern to colonial, today’s houses are built in a wide variety of architectural styles. Understanding the architectural trends of the 20th and 21st centuries makes choosing an aesthetic for your new home a much easier process. In this blog post, we’ll look at five of the most popular architectural styles of the 19th, 20th […]

10 Tips for Lowering Your Bills at Home

10 Tips for Lowering Your Bills at Home

Is your home starting to cost a little too much? From mortgage payments to energy bills, the cost of living in a resource-inefficient home can quickly add up, giving you an incredible financial headache. Luckily, it’s easy to reduce your monthly expenses and lower your bills by changing a few of your at-home habits. If […]

5 Benefits of Living in an Energy Efficient Home

5 Benefits of Living in an Energy Efficient Home

When it comes to the benefits of flat pack houses, most people are focused on the rapid building times, lower-than-normal costs and convenient. Because of this, an awful lot of people forget that flat pack houses are exceptionally energy efficient. Built from modern materials using modern techniques, today’s flat pack houses are packed with energy […]

5 Tips for Furnishing and Decorating Your New Home

5 Tips for Furnishing and Decorating Your New Home

You’ve spent months building your new flat pack house, from acquiring permission from the local council to watching the final piece of roofing, tiling or decoration get put on your home. Now what? Whether you’re moving into your new home from an existing property or buying all of your new home’s furniture from scratch, you’ll […]

5 Features to Include in Your New Home

5 Features to Include in Your New Home

Are you thinking of building a new home? Whether you’re building an spacious and comfortable country house or an inner-city townhouse, there are certain features to keep in mind while you’re designing your new residence. From staples of modern interior design such as open-plan kitchens and living spaces to oft neglected design features such as […]

5 Architecture and Interior Design Crimes

5 Architecture and Interior Design Crimes

While architecture and interior design are both mixtures of art and engineering, the ‘rules’ of both fields are constantly changing. What was brilliant and groundbreaking 20 years ago is, well… a little bit dated today. Whether you’re building a new flat pack house or redecorating your home, there are some architecture and interior design crimes […]

Self-Build Housing Communities Given Green Light

Self-Build Housing Communities Given Green Light

The UK housing minister has given the green light to a number of sites across the country that will be dedicated to self-built homes. Grant Shapps has announced plans for the UK’s very first self-building communities. Seven areas have been earmarked and the aim is to double the size of the self-build construction sector. A […]

Manufacturers Take Hold of Energy Efficiency Imperative

Manufacturers Take Hold of Energy Efficiency Imperative

UK manufacturers are paying an incredible amount of attention to energy efficiency. The important issue was once pushed down the priority list, but is now a key priority for executives and managing directors at over one third of the country’s manufacturers, a new survey from EEF suggests. The Manufacturers Organisation asked 192 UK manufacturers about […]