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Fast and fabulous

The Jaffreys wanted a home that would look good, be energy efficient, was future-proofed and importantly, could be built quickly, and a timber kit was the answer When the Jaffrey... View Article

Setting the right standards

Standards and regulations are important. They make sure your vehicle is safe on the road, ensure tools work effectively and help keep doors and windows in place and secure for... View Article

Pellet stoves: style and substance

Specflue’s Ian Sams explains why pellet stoves offer an ideal heating solution for self-builders, from their environmental credentials and aesthetic appeal to the best units’ ease of use and installation... View Article

Child’s play

Play experts Foamë offer a ‘how-to’ guide on taking the right steps towards creating a safe home environment for children which still looks great While children should always be monitored,... View Article

Going green on top

Victoria Ramwell from Kemper System discusses specification best practice and the key considerations for green roofs, including design, location and waterproofing aspects Green roofs are evolving rapidly, transforming from a... View Article

What’s in store?

Grand Designs Live returns to Birmingham in October, providing a ‘one-stop shop’ for anyone looking for inspiration for their self-build, renovation or interior project Whether you’re starting out on your... View Article

Open to debate

Jay Patel of aїr aluminium looks at the merits of bi-fold doors versus lift and slide options, and which may be better suited to your self-build. Wide-span glazing has become... View Article
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Product & Supplier News

Keeping mould at bay

With the introduction of the ‘Fitness for Human Habitation Act of 2019’ landlords face increasing pressure in the fight against mould and blackspot growth in their properties. This problem increases... View Article

New 52-page Nuance brochure from Bushboard

Anyone looking for beautiful bathroom ideas will find a wealth of inspiration in the new 52-page Nuance brochure from Bushboard. The beautiful-bathroom-surfaces book showcases the new Designer and Acrylic bathroom... View Article

FAQ: Dumbwaiters & Service lifts

In this blog post we’ll clear up some of the most common questions we’ve heard about Microlift dumbwaiters and service lifts. Read on… What is a ‘service lift’? These lifts go by various names... View Article
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