Hultafors NEW Range of ‘Snap-Off’ Knives

Precision, quality and long-lasting sharpness are the hallmarks of these superb new products. Hultafors Tools has launched a new range of ‘Snap-Off’ Knives for professional craftsmen and women. With 13 different knives and 4 long-lasting precision blades, these all-round, ergonomic... View Article

How to value a building plot

A plot is only worth what someone’s prepared to pay – but you should only be prepared to pay what it’s worth. Mark Stevenson, managing director of Potton & Kingspan Timber Solutions Ltd and self-build & renovation expert for the London Homebuilding &... View Article

Glass alignment made simple with CRL Spig-Lite Pro

With the trend for minimalistic architecture going strong, many designs involve a frameless glass balustrade system that doesn’t require a handrail to meet the legal loading requirements, and that is easy to adjust. To help achieve this, architectural hardware specialist... View Article

Plan your visit to Grand Designs Live this October

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 ideas for a small... View Article

DML Expanded Metal Lathing – Hits 100,000 Sheets a year!

This summer, construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is celebrating the production of its one hundred thousandth ‘ DML’ Expanded Metal Lathing sheet. The UK’s most versatile, reinforcement mesh option, available in a sheet size of 2400 x 700 x 0.40.... View Article

Decorex announces new installation: Design Encounter

New for the 2019 edition of Decorex International, Design Encounter will see the show bring together a diverse group of interior designers to explore how interiors and technology can combine to offer a personalised experience. Design Encounter, by architect John... View Article

Decorex announces seminar programme

Decorex International, the show of choice for the high-end interior design trade, returns this October, for an exciting new chapter at Olympia London. For 2019, the show will bring together its most inspiring seminar programme to date. Leading interior designers,... View Article

New build convenience without compromise

In today’s society, choice is everything, from car models to coffees – so why should housing be any different? Recent research from Graven Hill, a development of self-build and custom build new homes in Bicester, has shown that almost 50 percent of the population see the... View Article

Grand Designs Live Premieres The Innovation Trail at NEC

Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, will return to Birmingham’s NEC from 9 – 13 October 2019, including, for the first time, The Innovation Trail. This all-new feature will showcase the most pioneering products and brands in... View Article

Basildon estate customised with Kingspan Kooltherm

A new build estate of bespoke modular houses, under construction as part of one of the UK’s most ambitious regeneration programmes, is benefitting from the outstanding thermal performance of Kingspan Kooltherm K110 Plus Soffit Board. The Beechwood West estate forms... View Article

Grand Designs Live is the must-visit event

Whether you’re starting out on your first renovation, building a new home, adding the finishing touches or simply looking for inspiration, Grand Designs Live proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements is the must-visit event. Presented by design guru Kevin McCloud,... View Article

Improving your home in the winter period

Jason Orme, property expert for the London Homebuilding & Renovating Show (4-6 Oct, ExCeL, www.homebuildingshow.co.uk/london), says: “We’re going into the first autumn and winter season since the Government announced a desire to get the UK to achieve a zero carbon target within a... View Article

ICF – sense and sustainability

Robin Miller of Beco Wallform gives his views on why insulating concrete formwork (ICF) is the ideal practical choice for self-builders concerned about sustainability and climate change There is growing recognition – now almost universal – that unless significant action... View Article

Create a dream kitchen with Keller’s Terracotta Dreaming

Keller’s latest creation, Terracotta Dreaming, offers homeowners the opportunity to enjoy an elegant kitchen with all manner of trendy accessories; an example is pictured here with open shelving and copper highlights such as lighting or bowls (as pictured). The muted... View Article