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Damp damages house prices by up to 20%

Developers looking to bring renovated and converted properties to market need to ensure any damp problems are resolved first, as a new survey reveals that damp in properties not only deters would-be homebuyers from purchasing at all, it could also... View Article

Spatial Architects maximise lost space

The area between a house and its detached garage is often a lost space. One cost effective and functional solution is to use this gap to accommodate extra living space. Such a property in Shenfield Essex involved the design and... View Article

UK Construction Week lands in Birmingham

The UK’s largest construction trade event UK Construction Week is underway with thousands flocking to the NEC in Birmingham to hear from the biggest names in the industry and see the latest innovations. Architect and television presenter George Clarke cut... View Article

Apartment in Sceaux is transformed

This interior design and refurbishment project takes place in a 1960’s housing block built out of finely finished armed concrete. Unchanged since its construction, the ancient apartment followed a relatively classical distribution with closed rooms yet with rather generous openings... View Article

Work in progress: The Gouse by Marta Nowicka

The Gouse is a new residential project by interior architect Marta Nowicka. The development, which is currently under construction, will be a three-bedroom new build house (103 m²) in Dalston, East London, due to complete in autumn 2017. The 45... View Article

Storage solutions for budding bakers!

Since the arrival of TV’s Great British Bake Off, the nation has gone baking mad! Figures suggest 11.2 million people – almost half the UK TV watching audience – enjoy the sumptuous guilty pleasure. Many then go flocking to their... View Article

Tidy workspaces mean tidy minds

The world’s most productive office environments share one common feature. They are free of clutter, unsorted documents and other annoying office mess. Keeping your workplace tidy does more than just simplify finding important items and documents. When your desk and... View Article

Bathing in the bliss of more storage

More often than not, the bathroom is the most space-challenged room in the house; there simply is never enough space for bathing bits and bobs. It doesn’t take much for it to become cluttered with bottles, lotions and potions, quickly... View Article

Self build plots released in Bicester

The latest self-build plots at Graven Hill, Bicester have gone on sale today (13 October). The announcement comes just seven weeks after the first phase was released to the general public. Demand for the 12 new plots, which form Phase... View Article

On the innovation trail at UK Construction Week

From October 18-20, UK Construction Week will take over the four halls of Birmingham’s NEC, bringing with it 1000’s of new and truly innovative products. To ensure visitors uncover the very best innovations on display, the organisers have created the... View Article

Protecting efficiency

The new Schiedel Protect Box provides a safe and secure solution when installing a stainless steel System Chimney through an air tight house, allowing the steel chimney to pass through floors and roofs safely, without compromising efficiency. Recognised at June’s... View Article

Gaia hydronic UFH is the smart choice for comfortable heating

Adding that little something extra to a home, underfloor heating (UFH) is increasingly popular in both new-build and refurbishment residential projects. Gaia’s hydronic (often referred to as “wet”) UFH systems are efficient, give a comfortable, even, heat and do away... View Article

New to Passivhaus? Free tickets to the UK Passivhaus Expo

The 2016 UK Passivhaus Conference (25 October at the Business Design Centre in London) focuses on the delivery of large-scale Passivhaus projects in the UK, Europe and worldwide and includes case studies, seminars about various aspects of Passivhaus design and... View Article

From enquiry to satisfied customer

Plastic building product manufacturer Freefoam Building Products report success in delivering support for homeowners and leads for local installers. Making a strategic decision several years ago to reach through the supply chain and engage with end users is paying dividends... View Article
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