On the boil

On the boil

A wood pellet boiler is now very much one of the main options for providing hot water and space heating. Making this choice even easier for self-builders in NI are boiler manufacturer Grant NI who have just launched their Grant Eco-scheme. This is an incentive providing £1,500 towards the cost of a new boiler and is […]

The Key To Storage Success

The Key To Storage Success

There’s a fabulous metropolitan feel to living in a big city, but one downside can be that room size can be a little restricted, so it’s vitally important that you make good use of every centimetre of available space. The key to success in storage is to be clever about it. The space under your […]

Open Plan Living Areas

Open Plan Living Areas

Long before the advent of electricity, family kitchens – even in the most modest of homes – tended to be large to allow the family to gather together to eat in a room with a heat source such as a wood-burning stove. Once electricity and gas brought in time-saving devices, however, fewer people – and […]

First Impressions Count…

First Impressions Count…

Sometimes it’s easy to become so wrapped up in interior home comforts that we forget about the exterior! With a few simple steps, however, you can make sure that your house always makes the right impression … Step 1: Kerb appeal When it comes to the exterior of a house, attention to detail is vitally […]

Cloud 9?

Cloud 9?

The firm of Nickell & Richmond, based in Bangor, Co Down, are hoping they are rocketed to the earthly equivalent at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel on the 18 February. Why? Because they are the NI regional winners of the Heavenly Builder of the Year category at the Master Builder of the Year awards, […]