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Class 0&1 is not good enough

For years we have spoken of Class 0&1 BS476 Parts 6&7. Now is the time we asked for 30 & 60 minutes fire protection. Once fire get to a product it is only one minute & it will burn even... View Article

Airflow to exhibit at Grand Designs Live 2017

Airflow Developments, specialist in home ventilation, will be exhibiting at Grand Designs Live at the NEC Birmingham from the 11th to the 15th October 2017. With indoor air quality a key concern for many Grand Designs Live visitors, Airflow will... View Article

Tread with confidence

Complete Stair Systems’ Nick Rackham explains how to choose a custom-made staircase while sticking to a budget Astaircase is generally the first feature on view when entering a property, meaning it creates the perfect opportunity for a wonderful first impression.... View Article

Handmade clay tiles create historic-style new build

Canterbury handmade clay plain tiles from leading roof systems manufacturer, Marley Eternit have been used to create an authentic roof for a new build historic-style cottage in the Denham Conservation area. The self build project, in the picturesque old English... View Article

Space saving solution for your bathroom

Freestanding furniture is the perfect solution for saving space but allows storage for your bathroom. This stylish piece with a width of just 65cm combines beautiful ceramic or integrated basins with either doors or drawers allowing you to tailor to... View Article

A clear reflection with demista™

Though many of us may prefer a fuzzy vision of ourselves first thing in the morning, having a mist free mirror must surely be an advantage for shaving, applying make up or styling hair. Once a demista™ heated mirror pad... View Article

Gazco Stoves

Gazco Vogue Midi T Marrying elegant lines with a bevelled cast iron exterior, the Gazco Vogue Midi T Midline is a gas stove that offers an impressive three-sided view of tall, dancing flames. Featuring a highly realistic log-effect fuel bed,... View Article

Stovax Vogue Small T

Exuding contemporary elegance, the Stovax Vogue Small T offers stunning flame visuals with ample heat. Ecodesign Ready, and smoke control approved, this is an ultra-green heating solution for the eco-conscious homeowner. With the option to select a Midline log store... View Article

See the light

Omid Nikroo of Loxone UK shares some advice on smart lighting and why you should consider it for your build Lighting has been a ubiquitous feature in our homes since time .immemorial. Granted, the methods we use to light our... View Article

Eclisse pocket doors for better bathrooms layouts

Pocket door systems are a perfect way of adding more usable space to a bathroom or en-suite layout with moving walls. If you want to maximise the usable space in a property then don’t choose a traditional hinged door; choose... View Article

Quik Drive kicks up a gear

Simpson Strong-Tie is boosting support for the world’s most advanced collated screw system: “Quik Drive” with the appointment of a new Sales Manager. Fixings Industry veteran and now Quik Drive aficionado: Phil Chambers explains: “The Quik Drive system has been... View Article

Envirovent introduces ventilation app across MVHR Range

EnviroVent, one of the UK’s leading ventilation manufacturers, has responded to strong market demand for a ‘smart’ way to control ventilation requirements by making its app available for energisava 250 and 380 MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery) systems. The... View Article

Bespoke v ready made: which is right for you?

Both bespoke furniture and ready-made pieces have their own set of benefits for self-builds – Selfbuilder & Homemaker speaks to two experts in the field to get their views on which way to go Once the walls are painted, the... View Article

Stylish and sophisticated surfaces

Resin Bound surfaces are stylish and sophisticated. Created by coating a blend of natural stone with a clear resin, they’re perfect for modernising and revitalising a multitude of surfaces from driveways and paths to school playgrounds and memorial gardens. At... View Article

Solid Gear safety shoes – ideal for winter

Incorporating some of the most advanced technical features in safety shoe design for the winter months. Solid Gear and Toe Guard safety shoes and boots are fast becoming among the most popular brands choice among discerning tradesmen and women. There’s... View Article

New Kingspan Shallow-Dig Rainwater Harvesting System – Gamma

Kingspan has launched a new premium ‘shallow dig’ domestic rainwater system, which joins the company’s well-established portfolio of rainwater-recycling solutions. The Gamma Rainwater range is a low-cost installation for self-build projects and residential developments. Its profile requires a shallower dig... View Article

Morley launches smart solution for home automation integration

Integral blinds manufacturer Morley Glass & Glazing has developed SmartMotion, a unique interface that helps installers quickly and easily incorporate its motorised integral blinds into home automation systems. Ian Short, managing director of Morley Glass & Glazing said: “The global... View Article

Naturally beautiful

Stone Federation’s Matt Robb discusses what he sees as the unique visual appeal of natural stone, and what you should consider before using it in your self-build In a sector where aesthetics and durability are equally important and individuality is... View Article
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