Introducing the Fireline FQ5 from Charlton & Jenrick

A new addition to the Fireline 5kW line-up, the FQ5 features a modern door style making it perfect for contemporary interior spaces. Performance and environmental credentials are guaranteed with our tertiary air and airwash features. The optional log store and... View Article


Galvanised steel fence post systems provide a modern fencing alternative to traditional concrete. For any self-builder looking to undertake as much work themselves as possible – it is also an ideal option. Here, John Abernethie, Managing Director at Birkdale explains... View Article

Five key tips to make your new kitchen sustainable

Deciding how your new kitchen is going to look can be very exciting but now there is an added expectation – that our design choices should be sustainable. Refurbishing and building can be very costly from an environmental perspective. So... View Article

Ideas & Inspiration: Home offices

LISTEN HERE 🔊 With many people now using a mix of home and office working since the pandemic, self-builders are placing the design of home offices right at an even higher priority. Here are some of the latest ideas 1.... View Article

Raising the roof

LISTEN HERE 🔊 When David and Lisa Collins’ circumstances changed, a tired 1960s bungalow in Leeds offered not only the chance to build their dream house, but also gave them the perfect opportunity to move nearer to their daughter TEXT... View Article

Drain care or beware

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Self-builders face particular challenges when it comes to wastewater drainage options, says David Stagg from Graf UK While the self-build sector proved more resilient than the wider new housebuilding market during Covid, new challenges are making themselves... View Article

Connecting with the outside

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Considering bifold or sliding doors for your self-build or renovation project? Matt Higgs from Kloeber answers some of the key questions to help ensure you choose the right glazed doors for your home It’s not surprising that... View Article

Navigating the trickle vent conundrum

Stuart Judge, managing director of Tradelink, explains what the new Part F of the Building Regulations means for window installers… Trickle vents in windows have long been used in the background as a means of complying with Part F of the... View Article

Solution Fires bolsters management team with new hire

Solution Fires, a new generation of highly efficient, authentic and stylish electric fires has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Andy Macey, as Sales Manager. Andy joins the Solution Fires team with over 30 years’ experience in the industry,... View Article

Considering the orientation of your home to channel light

Peter Daniel, product innovation director at The Rooflight Company, discusses how the orientation of your home can transform how light channels through your space. Natural light is essential for modern homes. Not only does it create bright and airy spaces,... View Article

COOL! – That’s Wallform

Building with BecoWallform is not only practical and quick, it’s also highly energy efficient. The system is designed to give maximum insulation, meaning it not only keeps the home warm in the winter but it also keeps it cool in... View Article

Elisa launches Emilie and Rosa customisable mixer shower collections

Elisa™ launches Emilie™ and Rosa™ customisable mixer shower collections Premium British bathroom brand unveils unique modular mixer shower system Full range with choice of facias, showers, taps and accessories offering countless combinations Emilie™ shower facia features dual or triple outlets... View Article

OMNIE whole-house solution for Devon barn conversions

The conversion of three stone-built agricultural buildings near the beautiful Devon town of Totnes is employing a full selection of renewable and low-energy technologies from the range of Exeter based manufacturer, OMNIE, to create a comfortable living environment for the... View Article

Something new is coming

Rocks have been the standard for construction since the stone age. But with more demands on buildings than ever before… It’s time for something new. Find out... View Article