In the relaxation zone

Johanna Elvidge of Marshalls explains how a zoning approach can help organise your outdoor spaces for relaxed ‘quiet luxury,’ and how different landscaping materials can help achieve your vision Most often used as a term to describe the internal layout... View Article

Save time & promote safety with Mapei Topcem

A good screed construction is the foundation of a good floor installation – and, in today’s climate, high performance and speed of application are essential. In response, Mapei has developed a range of rapid-drying screeds that perform to the highest... View Article

Save money on your kitchen revamp with V33

V33 Renovation Paint Allows You to Paint Cupboards AND Worktops Many people are wise to the tip of repainting kitchen cupboards instead of buying new ones in order to save money. But there is still the question of what to... View Article

Airtight protection for west coast of Scotland self-build

The threefold combination of the Wraptite®, Wraptherm® and Reflectatherm® airtightness and vapour barrier systems from A. Proctor Group has been chosen to provide enhanced thermal performance and protection for a sea-facing SIPS construction selfbuild property on the west coast of... View Article

EXTRA, EXTRA! Introducing new ARDEX X 7 R S1

ARDEX are delighted to introduce X 7 R S1, a new improved version of their favourite X 7 R rapid-setting flexible tile adhesive. Advancements developed by ARDEX UK R&D specialists has allowed the company to further improve a trusted technology... View Article

Remote working, rural living

In a bid to escape city life post-pandemic, Una and Laura embarked on a journey to create their dream home as well as workspace in rural Ireland, filled with innovative features and design solutions TEXT Tom Boddy IMAGES Una &... View Article

Marmox ‘goes round the houses’ at Futurebuild

Visitors to this spring’s FutureBuild exhibition (London ExCel 5th-7th March) were drawn to the Marmox stand D26 by a diverse mix of products – new and well established – offering a variety of technical benefits and even aesthetic appeal, to... View Article

How to add value to your home this spring

Wondering how to elevate your home this season? Here are some tips and tricks from simple refurbishments to adding key furniture pieces. If you’re looking for ways to enhance your living space, there are many ways to unlock the full... View Article

Future proof your bathroom with Schlüter-Systems

David Naylor, Schlüter-Systems’ Head of Marketing, explains how Schlüter is helping in the creation of waterproof, long-lasting bathrooms. Schlüter-Systems is well known as an expert when it comes to creating long-lasting bathrooms. Past shortcomings in the design of both new-build... View Article

Interior Inspiration: Lighting

Going well beyond just getting the right practical illumination levels, lighting sets the mood, and impacts wellbeing. Explore our hand-picked collection of options and light up your life 1. Artisan crafted by skilled craftspeople, the Morocco Ceiling Light by Where Saints... View Article

Painting pointers

Paint is the finishing touch for a vital looking exterior for either new builds or refurbishments, but as Tony Pearson-Young from AkzoNobel says, there is some essential practical advice to bear in mind A fresh coat of paint can help rejuvenate... View Article

Four trends for ‘24

Bathrooms have evolved from practical spaces to stylish sanctuaries, merging function with design. Jasmine Rowe from HiB explains how self-builders can tap into this year’s key design trends to discover the mix they need For bathroom designers, there are the... View Article

The Vital Role of Plumbers in Building Projects

Plumbers, also known as Plumbing and Heating Engineers, play a critical role in the success of building projects. Their expertise ensures that water and gas systems are installed correctly, operate efficiently, and comply with safety standards. In this comprehensive guide,... View Article