Self build site insurance – top myths & misconceptions

Tips on choosing insurance to protect your self build home. Slaying the site insurance myth – insurance and warranty specialists at Self-Build Zone list the top 12 site insurance misconceptions. Compared to, say, choosing a building system, insurance is probably... View Article

Get to know SWA member, Perla Windows

As Perla Windows approaches its first anniversary as a Steel Window Association member, Lauren Murphy of Taylor Alden speaks to Nick Vassilopoulos, Director of Perla Windows to get to know him better. How long have you been a member of the SWA? Just under a year –... View Article

Self build with Ecodan – Sustainable Home Heating

If you’re embarking on a self-build project the Mitsubishi Electric Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump is the perfect way to heat your home – sustainably. “What’s an Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump?” We hear you say… An Ecodan sits outside... View Article

Try before you buy – with West Fraser!

It’s easy to select the perfect panel for projects with West Fraser’s range of free samples When planning your job, whether a large-scale construction project or a small extension, it’s important to source the perfect panel products. West Fraser, formerly known... View Article

Using colour to give your home wow factor

When choosing colours for your home, it makes sense to go with your instinct and opt for the colours that suit your personality. Colour psychology suggests that our favourite colours define our personality colour – and that these colours can... View Article

W40 steel profiles an ideal match for modern living

The versatile W40 window profiles, specifically developed by the Steel Window Association (SWA) for its members, are a stylish and modern solution that suit both new-build and refurbishment applications. While the classic W20 section continues to be preferred by conservationists and many... View Article

Bi-fold doors open up wider market for Tradelink customers

As one of the UK’s most trusted and proactive trade fabricators, Cambridgeshire-based Tradelink Window Solutions is able to offer its customers a selection of bi-fold doors which is fully in tune with the demand being generated by lifestyle magazines, television property shows and other... View Article

Subtle and sophisticated, the new Trim mirror from HiB

Designed for those seeking a chic and minimalist bathroom mirror, the new Trim range from HiB offers plenty of style and convenience. Trim’s effortless charm and sophistication are thanks to its refined finish and detailing. Available in two distinct shapes,... View Article

The look of wood without the hassle

F.H. Brundle’s range of composite decking boards offer a robust, sustainable and easy to maintain alternative to timber. They’re incredibly durable and suitable for a variety of outdoor uses. Made from 60% recycled wood, 40% plastic, RinatoTM decking boards look like wood but without... View Article