Making loft conversions work

After months of disruption, we are all trying to navigate the ‘new normal’ but for various reasons, not everyone is heading back to the office to work the usual nine to five. Instead many are choosing loft conversions as a... View Article

The pros and cons of zonal planning

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has published a new report which sets out the strengths and weaknesses of zonal planning systems. Planning Through Zoning provides an insight into the use of zonal planning in a number of different nations... View Article

Self-sufficient heating

Nicola Martin, Sales Manager at RadiWarm® makes the case for pipeless radiators. Homeowners are choosing modern pipeless radiators for their projects because they like their flexibility, low maintenance and cost-effectiveness.  For a long time they were used where extending the... View Article

Steel and timber combine on stylish Kingspan TEK self build

The Kingspan TEK Building System of structural insulated panels (SIPs) has been used to create a spectacular, cantilevered self-build in Oxfordshire, achieving excellent airtightness and energy efficiency with a fast-track build programme. Homeowner, Daniel Frazer, identified timber frame as his... View Article

The value in data

The development of Building Information Modelling (BIM) changed the way that construction companies interact with data and helped them understand its true value. As we use this digital framework and develop more technologies, such as digital twins, built environment professionals... View Article

Safe and reliable bathroom solutions for timber floors

Insulation is at the centre of sustainable energy and is extremely important to incorporate into any renovation project especially in timber structures that are subjected to damp and draughts. The cheapest way to reduce heat loss is to use building... View Article

Create a spectacular kitchen with a Königstone style special surface

Königstone, with an impressive reputation for high-quality surface materials and worktops, now supplies stunning semi-precious materials for spectacular kitchens. Königstone has access to beautiful materials from across the globe and these breath-taking surfaces will truly set your kitchen apart from... View Article

A place for everything with SterlingOSB Zero

Like many of us today, Edinburgh-based joiner John Penny was planning a space of his own at the bottom of the garden. But, what started life as a “man-cave”, ended up a valuable spraying studio allowing John the space to... View Article

vistaline | innovative slide & turn doors

Choosing between bifold and sliding doors for your project can be a challenge for those undertaking a self-build project, but now there is a third option from IDSystems. With panels that stack at one end to create a complete opening... View Article