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  • Summerhouse… and the Living is Easy 18 May 18

    For years, Sue Blakeley had been admiring a striking Edwardian house tucked away down a country lane in the heart of the Chiltern Hills. “I had heard that the house had a somewhat dilapidated yet... Read More

  • From a Galaxy Far, Far Away 6 Apr 18

    Art and science are often seen as mutually exclusive – as if someone can be ‘arty’ or ‘scientific’, rarely both. But when I put that to astronomer and photographer Chris Baker, he looks... Read More

  • Making an Opening Statement 23 Feb 18

    When a book on exterior/interior design has a forward from the president of RIBA, the Royal Institute of British Architects, you know you’re on to something. Jane Duncan, the president in... Read More

  • We Need to Talk About Kevin 12 Jan 18

    Kevin McCloud is very big in Iran. He’s a household name in Taiwan, Turkey, India and most of Scandinavia. Across mainland Europe he and David Attenborough are doing more for international relations... Read More

  • All the Fun of Flatpack Furniture 6 Oct 17

    Do you favour the Billy bookcase or the Malm shelving unit? The Pruta plastic containers or the Vardagen glass jars? Chances are those names will not only be familiar, but you’ll have strong... Read More

  • Open House 6 Oct 17

    Having lived here in the late nineties before moving to Melbourne Australia, to be closer to Andrew’s family in New Zealand, Anja and Andrew relocated back to London ten years ago. “We... Read More

  • Small, but Perfectly Formed 24 Feb 17

    As the housing crisis continues unabated, and experts predict that we need to build 250,000 new homes a year to keep up with demand, a number of people are thinking outside the box – or in it... Read More

  • A Year In The Making 13 Jan 17

    Several years ago, brothers Stephen and Declan Keane, both dentists, bought some land on which to build two modern five-bedroom houses as a money-making venture, employing the skills of a builder... Read More

  • Down By The River 30 Sep 16

    Peter Myers has fond childhood memories of boating holidays spent in the Norfolk Broads with his parents. Together with his wife, Marsha, and their son, daughter and grandchildren, the boating... Read More

  • Wooden It Be Nice? 30 Sep 16

    Talk us through the differences: The first thing you need to decide is the type of wooden flooring you would like to get for your house. There are two common types of options available – solid... Read More

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