10 Reasons to invest in Protective Gear for DIY

When we think about personal-protective equipment, there’s a tendency to envision a construction worker kitted out in a hard-hat, or a chemical clean-up crew dressed in full hazmat gear. If you’re just dabbling in a little bit of DIY every... View Article

How to give your home an amazing transformation

Benefit from our tried and trusted expertise on every project. Classic design never ages. The clean lines and contemporary styling of Cedral facades really make an impact when it comes to your home’s exterior – where innovation meets cutting edge... View Article

The New Snickers Workwear Body-Mapping Pile Jacket

Taking working comfort and layering systems to a whole new level.   The Snickers Workwear climate control system includes functional base layers, insulating mid layers and weather-protective outer layers.  These technically advanced working clothes allow craftsmen and craftswomen to adjust... View Article

Wraptite® – a unique solution for airtightness

By combining vapour permeability and airtightness in a unique, self-adhering membrane, Wraptite offers a fast and effective solution to unplanned air leakage and its detrimental effects on energy performance. With BBA certification for a comprehensive range of wall and roof... View Article

Obsidiana COMPAC wins International Design Award

Obsidiana COMPAC, a unique surface made from 100% recycled glass, has won a prestigious FX International Design Award at an online ceremony recently held in London. The panel of 28 renowned judges said Obsidiana COMPAC was ‘practical, beautiful and sustainable’... View Article

Going underground

Selecting and installing underground rainwater harvesting tanks can be a complicated process for self-builders, here David Stagg of Graf UK provides advice People’s increasing interest in rainwater harvesting, which was particularly noticeable during Covid lockdowns, means there is now a... View Article

Choosing a home lift

Steve Hill of Terry Lifts discusses the benefits and specifications for modern home lifts, and what you should consider when futureproofing your home Whether you are planning a self-build or renovating your home, it’s likely you will want the house to... View Article

What makes a great roof?

Before embarking on any self-build or renovation project it’s important to understand the difference between offsite manufacturing (OSM) and traditional build roofing. Here Chris Powell from Pasquil explains the differences, and highlights the benefits of OSM What makes a great... View Article

Restoration drama

Carl and Rachel Philips invested everything they had in breathing new life into one of the oldest, and most fascinating, properties in Stratford-upon-Avon TEXT HEATHER DIXON IMAGES CARL PHILLIPS Carl and Rachel Philips’ house is so old, and so ‘wonky,’... View Article

Factoring in the future

Implementing some planning wisdom into your build will help you design a home that meets your needs, as you get older. Yola Mealing of Stiltz explains There is an excitement that comes with planning a new build. Alongside the practical... View Article

A window to the future

Phil Brown of Pilkington UK looks at three advanced glazing trends that can help make your project more sustainable, as well as some of the regulatory measures you need to be aware of when building or renovating your own home... View Article

Sussex ups and downs

For Ian Perry and his wife, building their own home in the Sussex countryside meant finally fulfilling a dream they’d held onto for many years, but it was a voyage of several discoveries, including Covid challenges TEXT ROSEANNE FIELD IMAGES... View Article