strengthens its service offering

In these difficult and disruptive times,’s commitment to ensuring its customers can get what they need, when they need it, has put the builders’ merchant in a strong position to continue to respond to the market’s changing needs, with... View Article

Incorporating Classic Styles into Modern Homes

Modern homes confer many practical advantages over older ones. They tend to be designed with efficiency in mind from the ground up, meaning that you won’t need to worry about age-old building problems like damp when you’re installing new double-glazing,... View Article

Rocking style from Keller

Fully embracing the trend for solid, industrial aesthetics in the home is the new Rock Solid kitchen from Keller – Stone and steel are at the heart of this superb professional-look kitchen which addresses the fashion for stone, black... View Article

Why SterlingOSB Zero?

Norbord‘s portfolio of OSB products is one of the most popular in the building and interior design industries and comprises SterlingOSB Zero OSB3, SterlingOSB Zero Tongue and Groove, SterlingOSB Zero Fire Solutions and SterlingOSB Zero StrongFix. They are variants of the precision-engineered OSB3 board; BBA-approved... View Article

theEDGE2.0 | minimal sightlines, maximum light

Perfect for making the most of a view out, or for maximising the amount of light you let in, theEDGE2.0 sliding doors from IDSystems are a stunning addition to any project. Designed, manufactured and installed exclusively by IDSystems, theEDGE2.0 features... View Article

Interior design for the festive period

The days are definitely getting shorter, the festive adverts are on the tv, and towns and cities across the country are switching on their lights. And while this Christmas may not be like past Christmas’, that doesn’t mean we can’t... View Article

Patience is a virtue

LISTEN HERE 🔊 By astutely saving up for over a decade, Chris and Linda Anderson had the time and money to re-configure their 1930s London semi to be exactly how they wanted, including a dramatic blend of indoor and outdoor TEXT... View Article

Offsite, on time

Paul Newman of Potton Self Build explains the ins and outs of offsite construction, and the many benefits it holds for self builders In many people’s minds, construction still happens ‘brick by brick’ on a building site. With the advent... View Article

Transforming a space in the eaves!

Lucy, from lucyb home shares some know-how, of working within the confines of a very tricky space! Presented with a living room re-furb’, ‘not your standard rectangular room, with a window on one wall!’ but one with awkward eaves angles,... View Article

Winter weather is no bother with Norbord

We all know this year has been especially challenging for construction. As the country battles to recover, Norbord is on hand to ensure the weather isn’t going to stop the nation’s resilient builders getting on with the task of producing... View Article

Surrey splendour

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Darren and Juliet Milgate fulfilled their lifelong ambition when they self-built a stunning Georgian-inspired property, sandwiched between central London and the splendour of the Surrey Hills TEXT JENNIFER GRIMBLE IMAGES PAUL NOBLE Darren and Juliet Milgate realised... View Article

Vital steps to safety

Kevin Underwood of the British Woodworking Federation discusses why staircase aesthetics must go hand in hand with safety, and why too often design flair can compromise it For many, the staircase is a central feature of any new home, and... View Article

A signature entrance

Choosing the right front door is key to creating a good first impression and enhancing kerb appeal. With so many different products on the market, Stuart Shaw of Hörmann UK provides some insights to help self-builders make an informed decision... View Article

Locally sourced

Carolyn and Chris Brown’s dream house was right on their doorstep, but they still changed it beyond all recognition to create a very modern family home TEXT & IMAGES HEATHER DIXON When it came to the crunch, friends, neighbours and... View Article