Planning your dream extension

By John M Staves, CEng FIStructE The decision to extend your property should not be taken lightly especially when altering your home. It will be inconvenient, messy and disruptive to day-to-day family life. To ensure that the change to your... View Article

Celebrating 25 years of excellence in the UK

Construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie is celebrating 25 years in the UK, helping people build safer, stronger homes and structures. Simpson launched its European operations from well-established beginnings in America, where founder Barclay Simpson created his first joist hanger back... View Article

Passivhaus estate constructed with Kingspan TEK

The Kingspan TEK Building System is providing a precise offsite building solution for one of the country’s largest Passivhaus developments in Bowthorpe, Norwich. Rayne Park is the first development by Norwich Regeneration Company, wholly owned by Norwich City Council, and will include... View Article

Grass Concrete hits the roof

Hitting the roof was the obvious next step for Grass Concrete Ltd, a company with proven credentials for environmental construction products. The new Grassroof® is an overlay paving system that can be applied to new or existing flat roof structures.... View Article

Electrifying new ESSE has double the hob capacity

Innovative new 990 ELX provides extra space and versatility for creative cooks to express themselves ESSE’s exciting new 990 ELX electric cooker offers double the hob space to allow creative cooks to take their cooking to the next dimension. Combining... View Article

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

Sustainable house benefits from copper rainwater system

If you are wanting a natural looking and eco-friendly rainwater system then Copper gutters and down pipes from the Yeoman Rainguard range, as chosen by the owners of a charming detached residence in North Yorkshire, are the solution. With solar... View Article

Königquartz – 28 colours to keep kitchens on trend

With a pedigree in supplying top quality materials with a top quality service, Königstone is proud of its growing range of quartz worktops: Königquartz. As one of the first companies to introduce quartz to the UK market, Königstone is proud... 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