Planning and Design

Planning a New Home Office

Getting your home office right is essential if you are working from home. With careful planning you can create a productive work space that perfectly meets your needs.

Conservatory Or Extension – Which is Best For Your Home?

winter garden conservatory

Will A Conservatory Or Extension Make The Better Choice For Your Home? When I decided to build a rear extension, I had originally considered installing a conservatory and knocking down the rear wall to make a large, open-plan space. However, I eventually opted for an extension when I found out how much it was going…

How To Build An Eco Extension

Solar panels

Living in an eco-home has a lot of advantages, and building your own gives you complete control, along with the peace of mind that it’s eco from the ground up. Building an eco-home from scratch can sometimes seem like a bit of a minefield. It can be hard to know where to start and what…

Wet Room, Walk in Shower or Shower Tray and Surround?

We have been thinking about our new ensuite in the loft conversion. We agree on one thing – it needs to be large, luxurious and have a really nice shower. Our current shower is a tiny 750 mm square with sliding doors – it’s a struggle to get in and out and shower. It is…

Decorative Plasterwork For My Loft Conversion?

ceiling rose

When I did my single story extension I had the usual, mundane modern plasterwork done – smooth plaster on plaster boards to create a plain finish for painting. But my luxurious bedroom in my loft will have all sorts of joists and angles visible, and this is why decorative plasterwork became so popular – to…