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Posted by Emily in Editors blogs
contemporary glazed extension
24 March 2016
In the May issue of Build It I presented an array of inspirational glazed extension projects, from grand contemporary glass boxes through to more traditional conservatories. Whether your motivation...
Posted by Anna-Marie in Editors blogs
best self build and renovation 2014
04 December 2014
All of the readers’ homes that we feature online and in each issue of Build It magazine inspire and inform thousands of prospective self builders. But this year two homes were chosen as the very...
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Posted by Chris in Editors blogs
West Street Community Self Build Project near Bristol
27 November 2014
Housing minister Brandon Lewis hopes to see the number of self builds double in the next few years. Speaking at the Right to Build summit at the House of Commons earlier this week, Lewis said that...
Posted by Ifeoluwa in Editors blogs
Traditional-style self build using salvaged materials
22 October 2014
At Build It, we’re always on the lookout for ways to help self builders and renovators save money on their projects. So when I met Rebecca Owens from Recipro I was more than eager to hear more about...
Posted by Chris in Editors blogs
The Woodhouse oak frame show home by Oakwrights
23 September 2014
I’m lucky enough to get to tour some outstanding real homes through my work – and in doing so speak to some inspiring self builders and renovators who’ve gone the extra mile to design and realise...
Posted by Ifeoluwa in Editors blogs
Internal shot of a ZEDRoof with solar PVs and a man with his son
23 September 2014
My experience of living in cold, draughty and expensive-to-run properties means that I’m always on the look-out for innovative ways to improve the way that we build in the UK. Which is why I was so...
Posted by Anna-Marie in Editors blogs
Timber frame self build expert event Frame Wise Build It
27 June 2014
From an expert seminar on architecture to a guided timber frame factory tour, Build It magazine’s latest reader day was an information-packed event. In addition to the educational aspects of the day...
Posted by Anna-Marie in Editors blogs
Segal Close self build
28 May 2014
I recently set myself the task of finding out the history of self build in my local area in south east London. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to uncover many – if any – interesting developments. I...
Posted by Ifeoluwa in Editors blogs
Open plan kitchen/diner with wood flooring
09 May 2014
If you want to improve your home and add value then follow these top tips from industry experts. 1. Space sells “Homeowners and potential buyers are often keen on getting more living space, such as...
Posted by Ifeoluwa in Editors blogs
Passivhaus designed by Richard Hawkes
11 April 2014
Build It loves discovering new sustainable homes, and I see a lot of stunning designs when working on our inspiration pages for the magazine. As the demand for eco-friendly houses increases, so do...

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