The Cube Pendant extraction hood: unique style from BLANCO

BLANCO’s latest pendant extraction hood design adds a little unique style to the modern kitchen. The Cube Pendant extraction hood (BW2500) is extremely stylish offering four levels of extraction to reduce cooking vapours quickly with ambient lighting. The Cube Pendant... View Article

Ultra Quiet Ecodan takes heat pumps to the next level

Mitsubishi Electric has launched some of the quietest air source heat pumps ever available in the UK to offer complete flexibility on where units can be installed while meeting Permitted Development. The Ultra Quiet Ecodan air source heat pumps are... View Article

Warning for home owners over summer improvements

Home owners thinking of improving their properties over the summer have been warned to check credentials after it was revealed up to half the UK’s building contractors may be underinsured. Experts at ConstructionInsure.co.uk claim that around half of all UK contracting firms,... View Article

Grand Designs Live builds on eco-living for 2018

Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, closed its doors yesterday on the 14th edition of the show.  Hosted by Grand Designs guru Kevin McCloud, the show was packed with over 500 carefully curated brands, affording visitors the chance to... View Article

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Snickers’ new ALLROUND Tool Vest is the ultimate in tool-carrying technology. Versatile and adjustable, the ergonomic design features a wide range of hard-wearing pockets for a variety of tools fixings and accessories. It’s lightweight, hard-wearing, comfortable and easy to keep... View Article

Quote of the Week – 14th May 2018

“I don’t think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.” – Zaha... View Article

Dynamic ceramics

Ceramique Internationale’s Peter Vann discusses the tiling trends that are currently influencing the market and the options available to self-builders. According to recent statistics, planning applications for major renovations and conversions have soared by more than 25 per cent over... View Article

Jutland slates complement attractive selfbuild design 

Good quality and modern aesthetics are perfectly combined in the fibre cement slate roof of a selfbuild residential property, thanks to the installation of Cembrit Jutland fibre cement slates. Situated in the suburbs of the beautiful town of Chilton in... View Article

Garador looks at roller door hood covers

No one can deny that a sleek roller garage door on the front of the house adds real style as well as value. But there is a lot more to lovely roller garage doors than their looks. Garador, Britain’s leading... View Article

Multiple buildings? Unlock Non Domestic RHI Funding

Homeowners and self-builders whose projects feature two or more domestic buildings on one site, could be earning themselves a profitable income by utilising a simple district ground source heat pump system architecture to unlock quarterly payments from the Government’s Non... View Article

Presteigne timber frame manufacturer goes for gold

Specialist timber frame manufacturer, designer and supplier – Frame Technologies, has been awarded the highest possible accolade by the UK’s leading structural timber body. Under a new protocol, Frame Technologies has been the first timber frame specialist contractor to be... View Article

The smallest room in the house can be your grand design

Usually the smallest room in the house, the downstairs cloakroom or toilet is often an afterthought when planning home renovations. The Lavatory Project, a series of 8 installations each imagined by a different interior designer, is currently on display only at Grand... View Article

EnviroVent’s MVHR systems receive Passive House Certification

Four mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR) units from EnviroVent, one of the UK’s leading ventilation manufacturers, have been approved by the Passive House Institute, for use in Passive House developments. EnviroVent’s energiSava® 300 and 400 and Slimline 150 and 300 units... View Article