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Gaia’s underfloor heating can benefit everyone

When specifying heating in domestic properties, underfloor heating (UFH) is increasingly seen as the system that offers the levels of energy efficiency and comfort required. In design terms, UFH provides the added benefit that, unlike radiators, it does not have... View Article

Keeping the burglars out with steel windows

Difficult to force because of the inherent strength of their frames, steel windows are not liked by burglars. One of the best deterrents to a prospective thief is the traditional ‘cottage’ style steel window, divided into small frames, with interlocked... View Article

The Cube Pendant extraction hood: unique style from BLANCO

BLANCO’s latest pendant extraction hood design adds a little unique style to the modern kitchen. The Cube Pendant extraction hood (BW2500) is extremely stylish offering four levels of extraction to reduce cooking vapours quickly with ambient lighting. The Cube Pendant... View Article

Ultra Quiet Ecodan takes heat pumps to the next level

Mitsubishi Electric has launched some of the quietest air source heat pumps ever available in the UK to offer complete flexibility on where units can be installed while meeting Permitted Development. The Ultra Quiet Ecodan air source heat pumps are... View Article

Warning for home owners over summer improvements

Home owners thinking of improving their properties over the summer have been warned to check credentials after it was revealed up to half the UK’s building contractors may be underinsured. Experts at ConstructionInsure.co.uk claim that around half of all UK contracting firms,... View Article

Grand Designs Live builds on eco-living for 2018

Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, closed its doors yesterday on the 14th edition of the show.  Hosted by Grand Designs guru Kevin McCloud, the show was packed with over 500 carefully curated brands, affording visitors the chance to... View Article

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Snickers’ new ALLROUND Tool Vest is the ultimate in tool-carrying technology. Versatile and adjustable, the ergonomic design features a wide range of hard-wearing pockets for a variety of tools fixings and accessories. It’s lightweight, hard-wearing, comfortable and easy to keep... View Article

Quote of the Week – 14th May 2018

“I don’t think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.” – Zaha... View Article

Dynamic ceramics

Ceramique Internationale’s Peter Vann discusses the tiling trends that are currently influencing the market and the options available to self-builders. According to recent statistics, planning applications for major renovations and conversions have soared by more than 25 per cent over... View Article

Jutland slates complement attractive selfbuild design 

Good quality and modern aesthetics are perfectly combined in the fibre cement slate roof of a selfbuild residential property, thanks to the installation of Cembrit Jutland fibre cement slates. Situated in the suburbs of the beautiful town of Chilton in... View Article

Garador looks at roller door hood covers

No one can deny that a sleek roller garage door on the front of the house adds real style as well as value. But there is a lot more to lovely roller garage doors than their looks. Garador, Britain’s leading... View Article

Multiple buildings? Unlock Non Domestic RHI Funding

Homeowners and self-builders whose projects feature two or more domestic buildings on one site, could be earning themselves a profitable income by utilising a simple district ground source heat pump system architecture to unlock quarterly payments from the Government’s Non... View Article

Presteigne timber frame manufacturer goes for gold

Specialist timber frame manufacturer, designer and supplier – Frame Technologies, has been awarded the highest possible accolade by the UK’s leading structural timber body. Under a new protocol, Frame Technologies has been the first timber frame specialist contractor to be... View Article
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