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Putting smoke alarms on the spot

Kidde Safety discusses current regulations for smoke and heat alarms and whether they go far enough to maximise safety Smoke and heat alarms are essential in minimising domestic fire fatalities... View Article

Heat storage made easy

The thermal store is a powerful technology that can be used in a variety of ways to ‘future proof’ properties, enabling self-builders to take full advantage of renewables, when used... View Article

How not to find a builder

First-time self-builder Sarah Ball describes her troubles finding a builder for their highly contemporary project in Derby It’s the one phone call my husband Andy and I didn’t want. Three... View Article

Editor’s comment

Building your own home has to be one of the most satisfying things you can do in life, that is once all of the pain and suffering has subsided. As... View Article
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Product & Supplier News

Ultion cylinder as standard on aïr

aïr has added the Ultion cylinder lock as standard to its range of the most impressive range of bi-fold and lift & slide doors. aïr Brand Ambassador, Jay Patel says:... View Article

Showing the potential of Passivhaus

The Kingspan TEK Building System of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) has been used to create a contemporary show home that blends ambitious architectural design with the meticulous energy efficiency requirements... View Article
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