Materials advice

gabled dormer window
Inserting a dormer window into the slope of the roof could be the best way to maximise space in your home, but it's got to look good outside. Emily Smith investigates the options
penetrating damp and condensation mould
Period property expert Alan Tierney reveals how to properly identify and stop condensation and other damp issues in a heritage home
larch cladding
If you're searching for a hassle-free exterior finish that requires minimal upkeep, check out these options
Worcester Wave smart thermostat
The latest bells-and-whistles thermostats give you instant, intuitive access to managing your home’s heating and hot water – but will they slash your bills? Chris Bates talks to the experts to find out
contemporary woodburner
Learn the questions you need to ask to ensure a successful installation, with surveyor Andy Butchers’ insider advice
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
Worcester woodburning stoves
Martyn Bridges gives his expert view on common stove queries
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
Kloeber bifolding doors
Keen to add a sense of light and space to their Victorian dwelling in Cambridgeshire, the owners sought to develop a bright and airy living and dining area


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