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Recent launches from BLM British Lead

BLM British Lead are the leading UK manufacturer of British Standard Rolled Lead Sheet and supplier of a wide range of Lead ancillary products. Being part of ECOBAT Technologies Group, the world’s largest producer and recycler of Lead, ensures BLM’s... View Article

New board member appointed by Rhodes & Partners

A leading civil and structural engineering consultancy has announced details of a key new senior management appointment. Manchester-based Rhodes & Partners has appointed Dr Jennifer Capp PhD MEng as a director of the company, in a move which is part of a... View Article

Johanna Konta has self-build application refused

British number one tennis star Johanna Konta has had a self-build planning application refused under conditions set out in the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Konta put in an application for a four-bedroom timber-framed house, designed by Scandia-Hus, to... View Article

Custom-build sustainable development in rural Essex

Village Makers, the developers behind the award-wining ‘Wintles’ development in Shropshire, have taken the concept of Custom Build, one of the Government’s current solutions to the housing shortage, and created an innovative plan for a sustainable development in rural Essex.... View Article

The importance of safety when demolishing a house

As any homebuilding hopeful knows, buying a plot of land is not an easy task. Many dream of purchasing a blank canvas on which to build a beautiful, dream home, but the reality is, there is fierce competition for empty... View Article

Expert advice at the ExCeL

The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show returns to London in September, with essential advice on hand to help visitors build their dream property. According to the UK Land Registry, most of the publicly owned land available for new homes will... View Article

Open to ideas

A project in south west London saw a firm of architects tackle a difficult commission to extend a listed former coach house, resulting in a dramatically open new addition. The owners of a terraced house in leafy Barnes, in the... View Article

Making stairs grand again

Jarrod Matthews of Jarrods Staircases is passionate about the potential to elevate staircases to an art form. He explains why creating the perfect staircase should be a priority, not an afterthought. Ioften refer to the space where the staircase sits... View Article

Build It Awards open for entries

The Build It Awards 2018 – which celebrate the best projects in the self-build, renovation, and custom-build market of the last 12 months – are now open for entries. The annual awards, which are organised by Build It magazine in... View Article

High end, high tech

Ion Smith of Cyberhomes discusses how smart home technology can be seamlessly incorporated into luxury home designs. It’s not that many years ago that smart home technology was available only to high-end luxury homes; but walk into any high street... View Article

Keep it natural

Lee Dunderdale of Bradstone delves into the plethora of hard landscaping materials for delivering a dream garden, and explains why natural stone is the perfect choice. When it comes to building your own house, garden landscaping often becomes one of... View Article
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