We’ll be working our grey back to you!

2019 has got off to a good start for Freefoam customers, with the addition of Square and Ogee gutter in the popular Anthracite Grey colour option, to help them gain market share in a growing sector. Designed to complement the... View Article

Mortgage Insurance and When It is Required

Sometimes referred to as mortgage payment protection insurance, MPPI, mortgage protection insurance or even just mortgage insurance – regardless, the overarching principle is the same. It’s all about protecting a person and their home by covering the cost of their... View Article

Creating a community with Kingspan TEK

Kingspan TEK Cladding Panels have provided an offsite wall solution for a unique school and leisure campus in Littleport, helping the project to achieve excellent thermal performance within a tight construction deadline. The £37.5 million development, designed by SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins... View Article

Mix and match with Keller’s Elba & Crystal models

Keller’s Elba and Crystal models are perfectly blended to create a beautiful and trendy kitchen mixing materials and textures. These models give plenty of design opportunity so kitchens can truly reflect the homeowner’s personality. They can shake it up with... View Article

The kitchen in a day that helps save the world!

Remodelling a kitchen is the quick, cost-effective alternative to the disruption and inconvenience of a total replacement. Remodelling is fast; and the resultant dream kitchen is certainly no compromise. Granite & TREND Transformations specialises in kitchen and bathroom makeovers which... View Article

Shower sense with an Abacus bathroom

The stylish Emotion range from Abacus Bathrooms encompasses a huge variety of chrome-finished easy-clean showerheads, hand showers, thermo shower mixers, valves and kits, giving designers, homeowners and developers everything they need for a modern, quality shower or wetroom. The round, rectangular and square showerheads... View Article

Studio Bark to Live-Build House inside ExCeL at Grand Designs Live

Visitors to Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, will have the chance to watch a live build take place, as they create a home using the U-Build concept as developed by Studio Bark with help from Structure Workshop and Cut and Construct. ​In addition to being... View Article

The six most common washing machine problems explained

Just like any other electronic appliance, washing machines are prone to a number of problems. Leaks, harsh shaking movements, strange noises, and issues powering on or dispensing detergent are all common symptoms of a faulty washing machine. Fortunately, most of... View Article

Interior design trends for the year ahead

Sian Astley, property expert for the Homebuilding & Renovating Show and project manager for BBC2 series Your Home Made Perfect, predicts the biggest interior trends for the year ahead: ‘70s retro revival Grey isn’t exactly banished but if you’re a hippy... View Article

New and returning brand set to inspire at London’s ExCeL

Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, will return to London’s ExCeL from 4 – 12 May 2019. This inspiring event promises to break through the conventional limitations in home building to offer visitors the chance to discover the very... View Article

Top ten reasons to visit Grand Designs Live this May

Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, is gearing up for its biggest and most inspirational show yet! Whether starting out on your first renovation, building a new home, redecorating a room, looking for build ideas for a... View Article

Clearly beautiful

Tanzeela Yasin of IQ Glass explains the aesthetic benefits of including frameless glass balustrades in your project, but also the safety considerations that you need to take into account. Frameless glass balustrades are becoming a popular glazing feature across many... View Article

Looking beneath the surface

David Sherry from Dreadnought Tiles explains the importance of looking beyond the marketing when choosing traditional clay plain tiles. The use of traditional building materials is widely recognised as a vital part of preserving the unique character of our old... View Article

The counties in England with the most land for sale

With properties becoming increasingly difficult to afford, many are starting to turn to renovation rather than relocation. Recent research from Hiscox 2018 has found that 25% of 1,200 UK homeowners claim ‘prohibitively high property prices’ is the main reason for... View Article

Grand Designs Live unveils all-new Grand Theatre line-up

Grand Designs Live will return to London’s ExCeL from 4 – 12 May 2019, showcasing an amazing variety of the latest innovations, trends and brand-new products across each of the five sectors of the show, which span across Build, Kitchens, Bathrooms,... View Article

The building blocks of driveway success

Lee Dunderdale of Bradstone spells out everything you need to know about block paving a drive, from planning, design and excavation through to the key aspects of installation, and finishing touches For those who have embarked upon a self-build or... View Article