Making sustainable design beautiful

Creating spaces and buildings that are as eco-conscious as they are design-forward is becoming a pressing requirement for the interiors industry. Russell Owens from Zip Water UK explains why the future lies in making sustainable design beautiful. ‘Sustainable design’ aims... View Article

Wide-span Patio Doors

Patiomaster by Framexpress is one of the best PVCu, inline, sliding patio door systems on the market, with a full range of design options to suit all kinds of self-build and renovation projects. Configurations are available with up to four... View Article

How a WC is helping one man get his privacy back

When electrician Kyle McAdam Whyte arranged to go out with friends four years ago, he little realised the consequences: it would involve him losing even his ability to go to the loo without help. The car in which he was... View Article

Catnic provides a sustainable future for former cow shed

A conversion project in Somerset has utilised a number of products from Catnic to provide practical and sustainable living accommodation, suitable for retirement. Coates Farm has employed Catnic’s SSR2® Standing Seam Roofing and Cladding System as well as Catnic lintels... View Article

A triple treat from VEKA Group

Industry-leading systems supplier VEKA Group has added three more strings to its bow, for the benefit of self-builders and homemakers. The Burnley-based PVC-U giant now offers perfectly colour-matched laminated mouldings, clip-on cills and a new, Halo large outerframe option via... View Article

Steel Window Association members offer the real steel deal

From the Ivy League university campuses of America to warehouse properties flanking many of our inland waterways, along with the internationally-recognised minimalist homes created by architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, steel windows have made an indelible mark on our built... View Article

Snickers Workwear Climate Control Underwear

Dressing for the cold is like building a house – start with a good foundation. The Snickers Workwear Baselayer clothing uses high-tech breathable fabrics for ventilation and body moisture transport for consistent warmth and comfort. The seamless designs are available... View Article

Unique Calacatta from COMPAC… Perfection of the soul

The beauty of the purest white quartz contrasts with dark, sinuous veins, giving rise to an elegance and luminosity like never before. This innovative worksurface from COMPAC makes it possible to decorate homes, apartments, hotels, restaurants, bars and public spaces... View Article

Helping selfbuilders’ sustainable spec

Many selfbuilders set out to build as sustainably as possible. When it comes to paint, one company specialises in sustainable specification but goes beyond that to deliver excellent performance and aesthetics. Earthborn uses carefully selected ingredients and technologically advanced manufacturing... View Article

New windows for period country home

Located in the heart of the Nottingham countryside is Felley House, a period country home set in two acres of private land. Complete with an indoor pool room, five bedrooms and many additional reception rooms the property is more than... View Article

Simply stunning

James Latham recently supplied 5m³ of super prime grade Walnut to one of their customers who have used it to create some spectacular doors as well as privacy screening for an outstanding, high-specification residential property in Lancashire. The project has... View Article