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Fired up about brick’s creative potential

That most traditional British method of masonry house construction, good old-fashioned brick, remains popular with self-builders. As the Brick Development Association’s Andrew Eagles says, that’s down to the material’s creative flexibility as well as its aesthetics and durability. According to... View Article

Sales rocket on developer’s self-build scheme

Househunters have snapped up 50 per cent of the self-build plots at a sought-after development in Gosforth. Twenty of the 39 serviced plots at Charles Church’s development Elmwood Park Green at Newcastle Great Park have been sold with more expected... View Article

So much more than worktop makeovers

In a recent home improvement project, Granite Transformations has showcased examples of its extended range of makeover materials, services and fittings for the kitchen and bathroom, whilst displaying the current trend toward white and off-white decorative surfaces. The kitchen of... View Article

Schueco’s revamp of network centre successfully completed

Leading building envelope specialist, Schueco UK Ltd, has announced that the refurbishment of the Schueco Network Centre in Milton Keynes is now complete. The revamp – designed to improve the Centre’s facilities even further for architects, main contractors, Schueco network... View Article

Italian flair for a truly bespoke London interior

Milan based interior design office EligoStudio and architectural finishers Aliva UK have joined forces with build specialists Create Bespoke Beauty to bring inspired Italian flair to a Notting Hill townhouse. EligoStudio designed the dramatic interior on the four-storey private dwelling,... View Article

UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 winners revealed

The Passivhaus Trust (PHT) announced the winners of the UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 on Friday 8 July. PHT members voted online or at an awards ceremony on 7 July in London to determine the winners of this year’s competition which... View Article

Omnie heat social services

Underfloor heating systems from the Omnie range have been employed in the refurbishment of a South-west community building, providing energy efficiency as well as helping to create a healthy indoor environment for the many members of the public as well... View Article

Kingspan rises to the challenge of water tower renovation

Products from Kingspan Insulation’s Kooltherm and Therma ranges have helped to transform a derelict water tower in North Yorkshire into a striking family home, as featured on Channel 4‘s Restoration Man. Built in the late 1930s, Pannal Water Tower provided... View Article

New-build home is first to use cutting-edge Ecodan QUHZ

A new-build home in Leicestershire is demonstrating how anyone can achieve a highly efficient property that provides a warm, comfortable environment, using existing technologies and readily available building techniques. The spacious three-bedroom, detached home has been built by Keyplan Developments... View Article

Copper rainwater system changes with the times

Lynnic Associates, a construction company specialising in high quality one off house builds, recently embarked on a development of 7 units in Chesterfield, one of which being a new build project. The Dutch Barn was built on the site of... View Article

Drayton – smart controls made simple

We’re all wishing for ways to better manage our fast-paced, modern lifestyles, and being able to control our heating systems from outside of the home is definitely something that can offer a helping hand. That’s why heating specialist Drayton has... View Article

A house for all seasons

When the O’Gradys built a new home in a remote Scottish hamlet near Inverurie, it had to withstand the ever-changing conditions of its dramatic setting by Heather Dixon For eight years Courtney and John O’Grady lived with their three children in... View Article

Case study: Listed building up for grabs in Belgravia

Ormonde House, 8 Eaton Gate, a six-storey townhouse located between Sloane Square and Eaton Square is a magnificent Grade II listed home totalling 6,225 ft². The home, which is in need of modernisation, comes with full planning consent to convert the 9-bedroom property... View Article

Ochil’s curved trusses on Tiree

Over the last three years, Denny-based Ochil Timber has been part of an intriguing architectural project on the island of Tiree. The build has seen the construction of two spacious family homes and the extension of another, each featuring a unique curved... View Article
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