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Build your way to a green home

More than one house every minute will need to be refurbished in the UK by 2050, a recent survey claims. The authors of a report to Parliament advise that 25... View Article

Editor’s comment – March/April

As I write this in sunny Sussex, the property industry is gathering in Cannes for the annual MIPIM knees-up. This year the handshake-heavy event features the somewhat alarming proposition of UK councils on... View Article

Shaws Of Darwen Belfast Sink

The Shaws Belfast sink, an original ‘British made’ deep Victorian model has a traditional integrated weir overflow, plus a unique patented overflow adaptor to accommodate a waste disposer or basket... View Article

Standing the test of time

Richard Bishop of Wienerberger looks at how roof tile innovation is emulating classic design using modern materials to enable self-builders to find the ideal option for their project. It’s no... View Article

What lies beneath

Extra space is something that many home owners desire but often that means adding a conservatory or a loft conversion. David Symes of Delta Membrane Systems looks at the basement... View Article

New beginnings

James Parker visits a self-builder who overcame a bereavement to complete a beautiful timber-framed home in Cambridgeshire Self-build projects are normally demanding and stressful, especially if it’s your first time.... View Article
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Product & Supplier News

VMZINC facade for Cotswold home in AONB

A Standing seam VMZINC® QUARTZ-ZINC® PLUS facade has been used in Hayward Smart Architects design of a two-storey home for one of its partners and which replaced a 1930’s bungalow... View Article

Luscious Laminates

Completely on-trend for 2017 JB Kind Doors new Laminate internal door range is both cost effective and contemporary. Inspired by the most popular flooring colours and kitchen finishes, Laminate provides... View Article

50 shades of steel

Invented in the 1880s, and synonymous with the Art Deco era, steel-framed windows and doors are enjoying a massive style revival right now, and the trend is set to soar... View Article

Tough, pale and interesting

The client wanted a light, non-yellowing natural surface to the oak floors in this London property. To deliver the required effect, a combination of Bona White primer and Bona Traffic... View Article

Simpson launches BIM Library

Leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is pleased to announce that a wide range of high quality Building Information Modelling (BIM) content is now freely available for download from its... View Article
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