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Quote of the Week – 17th April 2017

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet... View Article

Westbury products sound & secure

Westbury Windows & Joinery has recently published its latest in a string of successful test results. Following on from its energy and security (PAS24) achievements in 2016 Westbury’s products have now also had acoustic assessment too. The products, including casement... View Article

Composite Prime poised to make impact in UK market

A ground-breaking composite timber and plastic product that is in soaring demand in other parts of the world appears poised to take the UK market by storm following the development of a company by two entrepreneurs with a solid pedigree... View Article

MEDITE SMARTPLY announces major investment in new factory

In a significant move for the construction industry, MEDITE SMARTPLY, producers of innovative timber panel products, has signed a commitment as part of a consortium planning the construction of the world’s first Tricoya® wood chip acetylation plant.  To be built... View Article

Article 50 triggering: the industry reacts

Prime Minister Theresa May has today invoked Article 50 triggering the beginning of Great Britain’s exit from the European Union. Here we offer some of the responses of industry bodies and experts. RIBA President Jane Duncan wrote in a statement:... View Article

Organowood® makes timber cladding sustainable

Organowood®, a leading sustainable wood protection specialist, is fast becoming known as having the ideal solution to protect and strengthen all types of timber cladding. With strong sustainable and aesthetic qualities, OrganoWood provides architects, professionals and end users with an... View Article

Five reasons why you should consider home improvements

In today’s market, there’s just as much emphasis on home improvement as there is purchasing a property. Homeowners across the world are now spending more money, more frequently on home improvements, in an attempt to add some extra class to... View Article

Go ‘au naturale’ in 2017 with natural fibre carpets

Natural carpets are considered to be the next big trend in the flooring world. There is currently a wide range of beautiful, natural flooring products on the market that are purely made up of contemporary plant-based fibres. But aren’t natural... View Article

Build your way to a green home

More than one house every minute will need to be refurbished in the UK by 2050, a recent survey claims. The authors of a report to Parliament advise that 25 million existing homes will not meet the insulation standards required... View Article

Editor’s comment – March/April

As I write this in sunny Sussex, the property industry is gathering in Cannes for the annual MIPIM knees-up. This year the handshake-heavy event features the somewhat alarming proposition of UK councils on a charm offensive to attract funding in a post-Brexit world.... View Article

Grand Designs Live returns to London for 12th year

Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, is set to return to London ExCeL from 29th April – 7th May 2017. This unique event promises to break down the conventional limitations to home building and offers visitors a... View Article

Five steps for a smooth project

To ensure a home improvement project runs smoothly, Judith Turner, head of ADR and senior ombudsman at The Furniture Ombudsman has the following advice. 1. Buy from a trader who is a member of an ADR scheme When it comes... View Article

The Red Thread: Nordic Design

The Red Thread explores the simplicity and functionality of Nordic design, both past and present. The book takes its name from a Swedish expression, den röda tråden (the red thread) which is a metaphor for the essence of a story... View Article
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