Daniel Libeskind

'I find it inspirational to look at and think about how wondrous Rembrandt was to be able to capture God, music, light and silence in one scene.'

Quinlan & Francis Terry Architects

Country Life delves into its bulging little black book to bring you our list of the elite architects you need if you're considering serious work on your home.

best building firms in Britain

Whether you're embarking on a new-build or painstakingly restoring a listed building, here are the craftsmen with excellent foundations.

A firefighter surveys the scene after a fire

Just thinking about it is enough to get any country-house owner hot under the collar, but when it comes to fire, prevention is key.

Country Life March 8 2017

Our guide to the 100 best builders, interior designers and gardeners; Cheltenham preview: plus meals for March.