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contemporary white radiator
A traditional heating setup offers a wealth of benefits. We investigate some of the misconceptions associated with radiators and explain why they could be a good match for your scheme
Hallway with magnetic plasterboard
Remodelling and renovating rooms can make it feel like you’ve moved into a new home – but knowing where to start is often the biggest hurdle. Here, Sarah White takes a look at five renovators' amazing room transformations to help inspire your project
sliding sash windows
There’s a whole host of factors to consider when updating your home’s fenestration – especially if you are dealing with a period property. Chris Bates helps you weigh up the best route for your project
handmade brick contemporary home
From colours and textures through to laying patterns, mortar joints, costs and other key considerations, Chris Bates speaks to the experts to help you source the best masonry products for your scheme
Worcester’s Greenstar Highflow CDi series combi
Martyn Bridges reveals how to determine whether these appliances will complement your home, lifestyle and hot water usage
kebony cladding
Check out our selection of some of the best timber cladding options for your self build, renovation or extension project
Schueco sliding doors
Incorporating glazed doors into your home is a great way to fill your interiors with light, as well as capture views of the garden and beyond. Julian Owen investigates the pros and cons of the two most popular solutions
Sound proofing solutions
Sarah White shares her expert advice on soundproofing solutions for your home that can make noise issues a thing of the past
Nu-Heat underfloor heating
Installing underfloor heating in an existing property is no longer the huge upheaval that it used to be, thanks to low-profile water-based systems and electric options, says Emily Brooks
Ice Energy air source heat pump
Air source heat pumps are a popular renewable solution for homeowners looking to keep a lid on rising fuel bills. Rebecca Foster explains why this kind of technology might be the ideal option for your project

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