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Lighting for a digital age

As LED lighting increasingly becomes the solution of choice, it’s important to understand how it works and what makes the difference between good LED lighting systems and disappointing ones. Duncan Chamberlain, director of Philips Lighting explains. Switching on a light... View Article

Green lime mortars show their true colours

Roger Shroff, sales and technical executive of Lime Technology Limited, explains the benefits to using increasingly popular lime mortar, both internally and externally. One of the joys of embarking on the journey of becoming a self-builder has to be the... View Article

Build tight, ventilate right

Graham Copson, technical manager at Klober, explains why it’s worth spending time getting the balance between ventilation and airtightness right. The phrase ‘build tight, ventilate right’ has become synonymous with the construction of low energy buildings, yet awareness of how... View Article

The A-Z of stairs

To help self-builders understand the dos and don’ts when planning and designing the perfect staircase, the BWF Stair Scheme has produced a helpful A to Z guide of everything you need to know about stairs. A is for… Accidents. Stairs... View Article

Cast your mind forward

Ornate Interiors MD Ronnie Clifford wants you to break the mould… This is a call to arms!  We want you to break the mould and unlock the unlimited potential of your interior spaces. We have a very real chance to... View Article

Manage your build… and most importantly your budget

By James Bryden, Clearplan Project Manager. In a recent survey* of house builders and homeowners, it was found that 75% of respondents overspent. While spending your contingency can be a “joke” at dinner parties, in reality it’s no laughing matter,... View Article

Cut through the jargon of renewable energy

There has never been a better time to incorporate renewable technology into self-builds and refurbishments, thanks to the government’s latest ‘go-green’ initiative. That’s the message from Yorkshire Heat Pumps owner, Michael Wright, who says the new domestic Renewable Heat Incentive... View Article

Net-zero-energy; the new threshold for green building

According to sustainable architect Bill Maclay the new threshold for green building is not just low energy; it is net-zero-energy. In his new book ‘The New Net Zero’ he demonstrates for designers and builders interested in exploring this green design’s... View Article

Homes and Communities Agency sets out housing plans

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) plans to complete more than 9,500 market sale homes as part of its targets for 2014/15. More than 5,500 of these will be delivered through the government’s Get Britain Building programme, devised for schemes... View Article

10 steps to creating your perfect boutique home

Does your home feel like it’s yours? Does every room speak to you? Are they functional as well as beautiful? Or could your home do with a little help? Every space within your home has the potential to give you... View Article

Scottish property values set to decline by 20% with a Yes vote

The impact of Scotland independence could have massive implications on voter’s property value warns the leading Online Estate Agent eMoov.co.uk. House prices in Scotland have increased quickly in recent months amid continuing strong demand and investment into infrastructure and business... View Article
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