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Investing in the right people

When City types Rachel and Lee Oliver decided to build their rural home, putting faith in their architect and builder to make the right decisions proved to be the making of their project. Roseanne Field reports Pulling into the driveway... View Article

Super charge your adhesive selection with Sika

Sika MaxTack Super Charged is the new Super Adhesive from Everbuild – A Sika Company boasting an incredibly fast fixing time of just 20 minutes allowing work to continue without the waiting time. With the ability to bond to almost... View Article

Steel for kitchen kudos

‘Metallics’ will be everywhere, say interior trend experts. So, if you’re revamping your kitchen, for glamour and elegance, you can’t go wrong with ‘on-trend’ steel partitioning screens and windows. Rather than putting in a dividing wall, blocking-out light, a great... View Article

10 principles of ‘green’ home design

Charlie Luxton, spokesperson for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, 22-25 March 2018, NEC, Birmingham (www.homebuildingshow.co.uk), says: For most people the driving reason behind building a low energy home is about saving energy and therefore money. Undoubtedly the whole abstract... View Article

New year, new products

Freefoam Building Products have got off to a cracking start in 2018 with the launch of two new products ranges – Anthracite Grey Round Gutter System and an Acrylic interior panelling range. Colin St John, Commercial Director, explained: “New Year... View Article

Decorating on a budget

Julia Kendell, BBC’s DIY SOS guest designer and spokesperson for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show (22-25 March 2018, NEC, Birmingham), shares her tips on how to decorate a home on a budget: Panel power “If you’ve got a small... View Article

Conference programme announced for Ecobuild 2018

Ecobuild, the must-go-to event for forward-thinking professionals in the built environment, has announced the themes and inspiring speaker list for its 2018 conference programme. Affirming the event’s commitment to sustainability, this year’s 70-plus-strong list of industry-leading expert speakers includes Paula... View Article

Reducing risks

The Protek Group’s Simon Middleton takes a look at some of the risks that can extend beyond people’s contingency, explaining how you can identify and manage your exposure more-effectively and why site insurance is so important Aself-build project can be... View Article

Kaldewei’s new Cayonoplan offers the perfect answer

Kaldewei’s new Cayonoplan offers the perfect answer when it comes to designing a nearly flat shower solution. The enamelled Cayonoplan shower surface adapts to many different structural requirements. For instance, if adequate height is available it can be installed at... View Article

Create a winter wonderland this January

Keep the gardening season going in winter by creating a winter wonderland of houseplants inside your home. A few bright, beautiful winter-flowering houseplants can really brighten up your indoor space and increase the feel-good factor. Accessible to everyone as you don’t need... View Article

Finding the fibre for you

Carpet manufacturer Lano’s Gary Alp talks through the different carpet fibres available today, from old favourites to the latest innovations, to help you make the perfect selection for your build There’s more to think about when choosing a carpet than... View Article
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