Upcycled glasshouses

Upcycled glasshouses

Are we in a new golden age of conservatories? Secondhand glazing is being given a new life as greenhouses – but far from being plant-only spaces, we visit five conservatories which double as cosy extra rooms for relaxation.

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Thin skin: getting cladding right

Thin skin: getting cladding right

Cladding has become controversial, but every building needs a skin. What should you consider when choosing cladding material?

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Light saviours: ways to upswitch your lighting

Light saviours: ways to upswitch your lighting

With so many lighting products to choose from, why are most homes – even sustainable ones – still so poorly lit? We ask three lighting luminaries for their advice on how to avoid the 'she'll be right' status quo.

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