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Over 5 million new homes needed in the next two decades

The number of households in England is projected to increase by 5.3 million from 22.7 million to 28 million by 2039. The latest National Statistics data for England examined a 25-year period between 2014 and 2039 projecting the number of households to... View Article

Adjustable pedestals

Using adjustable pedestals with timber decking is ideal for areas around pools and spas by allowing water to drain away efficiently without compromising the decking in any way. The rot-proof plastic pedestals support a joist structure, which is then fixed... View Article

Italian flair for a truly bespoke London interior

Milan based interior design office EligoStudio and architectural finishers Aliva UK have joined forces with build specialists Create Bespoke Beauty to bring inspired Italian flair to a Notting Hill townhouse. EligoStudio designed the dramatic interior on the four-storey private dwelling,... View Article

FAKRO roof windows for ‘Building the Dream’ SIPS home

Allan Corfield Architects’ SIPS eco-house in Biggar sought to create a traditional looking brick building with a contemporary twist. The project, featured on More 4’s ‘Building the Dream’, has FAKRO FTU-V U5 triple-glazed, white PU-coated roof windows. Two buildings are... View Article

Asbestos in the Home

More than 50 per cent of domestic homes in the UK contain asbestos, as well as tens-of-thousands of commercial properties. Asbestos fibres can be extremely hazardous, and cause more than 5,000 deaths in the UK each year. There are more... View Article

UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 winners revealed

The Passivhaus Trust (PHT) announced the winners of the UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 on Friday 8 July. PHT members voted online or at an awards ceremony on 7 July in London to determine the winners of this year’s competition which... View Article

High quality finishes on balconies and terraces and walkways

Wallbarn pedestals, including the Megapads range, are the best way to construct high quality finishes on balconies and terraces and walkways. Heavy duty adjustable pedestals are available to support both flags and timber decking. The concrete deck will be built-to-falls... View Article

Omnie heat social services

Underfloor heating systems from the Omnie range have been employed in the refurbishment of a South-west community building, providing energy efficiency as well as helping to create a healthy indoor environment for the many members of the public as well... View Article

Kingspan rises to the challenge of water tower renovation

Products from Kingspan Insulation’s Kooltherm and Therma ranges have helped to transform a derelict water tower in North Yorkshire into a striking family home, as featured on Channel 4‘s Restoration Man. Built in the late 1930s, Pannal Water Tower provided... View Article

New-build home is first to use cutting-edge Ecodan QUHZ

A new-build home in Leicestershire is demonstrating how anyone can achieve a highly efficient property that provides a warm, comfortable environment, using existing technologies and readily available building techniques. The spacious three-bedroom, detached home has been built by Keyplan Developments... View Article

Solid Gear Athletic Safety Trainers from Hultafors

Ultimate safety and performance – recommended by Snickers Workwear Part of the Hulafors Group UK, Solid Gear delivers top quality safety footwear for professional craftsmen. With modern, sporty looks, it’s Athletic range of Safety Trainers brings together superb functionality and... View Article

GGF issues promo pack

As, the Glass and Glazing Federation’s (GGF) consumer website gathers real momentum, the GGF has now issued a free promotional support pack to all its consumer facing Member companies to show consumers they are part of was... View Article
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