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Standing the test of time

Richard Bishop of Wienerberger looks at how roof tile innovation is emulating classic design using modern materials to enable self-builders to find the ideal option for their project. It’s no secret that slate and clay have dominated roofing trends through the... View Article

What lies beneath

Extra space is something that many home owners desire but often that means adding a conservatory or a loft conversion. David Symes of Delta Membrane Systems looks at the basement alternative. While it may not be the most obvious option... View Article

Invest in the future

Arada Stoves’ Jon Butterworth explains why stoves are becoming greener than ever and what it means for you and your build The European Union’s Ecodesign Directive Standards aren’t coming in to force until 2022, but the UK stove industry is... View Article

VMZINC facade for Cotswold home in AONB

A Standing seam VMZINC® QUARTZ-ZINC® PLUS facade has been used in Hayward Smart Architects design of a two-storey home for one of its partners and which replaced a 1930’s bungalow within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The result... View Article

Sustainable luxury

With the demand for sustainable products on the increase and the desire for luxury still prevailing, Marc Howlett of William Holland asks if the two can co-exist in bathrooms In today’s environmentally aware culture, the concept of luxury has undoubtedly... View Article

Understanding upholstery

From frames to flammability, Phil Reynolds from the Furniture Industry Research Association answers your upholstery queries Firstly, what type of frame should I go for? The frame is the ‘skeleton’ of a suite, to which all the different suspension and... View Article

Luscious Laminates

Completely on-trend for 2017 JB Kind Doors new Laminate internal door range is both cost effective and contemporary. Inspired by the most popular flooring colours and kitchen finishes, Laminate provides a uniform and durable door finish.  The textured  timber grain... View Article

50 shades of steel

Invented in the 1880s, and synonymous with the Art Deco era, steel-framed windows and doors are enjoying a massive style revival right now, and the trend is set to soar in 2017. Darren Lloyd, spokesperson for the Steel Window Association... View Article

Tough, pale and interesting

The client wanted a light, non-yellowing natural surface to the oak floors in this London property. To deliver the required effect, a combination of Bona White primer and Bona Traffic Natural polyurethane lacquer was applied. Depending upon how many coats... View Article

Simpson launches BIM Library

Leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is pleased to announce that a wide range of high quality Building Information Modelling (BIM) content is now freely available for download from its website. Hundreds of 2D & 3D Revit files containing item... View Article

JG Speedfit makes Underfloor Heating simple & affordable

Underfloor heating has never been more affordable and unlike bulky radiators it is completely hidden from sight and is more energy efficient, giving you the space to create luxurious heat without compromising interior design. JG Speedfit offers a wide range... View Article

Three window taps from BLANCO

Having a beautiful window at the kitchen sink is fantastic for welcoming in natural light and air; yet often the kitchen tap is not specified correctly in terms of the window opening fully. BLANCO provides the perfect solution; three fantastic... View Article

Dulux Trade to unveil sustainability ‘Halo’ at Ecobuild 2017

With sustainability at the forefront of the building industry, architecture and construction professionals are continually looking for ways to ensure they reduce build costs while improving quality and sustainability. In times of uncertainty, austerity often means budget cuts, so it... View Article

Pure Delight From Choosing Trespa Pura NFC®

Discovering Trespa’s high pressure laminate cladding provided the answer to a design conundrum for a stylish new residence on the outskirts of Aberdeen. Steph Craigie and her husband were looking for something different. So after consulting the local authority planners... View Article

Get creative with colour

Freefoam, a leading manufacturer of a wide range of innovative products for the building industry in UK, Ireland and Mainland Europe, announce the launch of a brand new colour roofline visualiser – an online tool to help choose the colour... View Article
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