Using waste to save energy

At a time when the world’s mountain of discarded single use plastic is reaching unacceptable proportions, Eden Renewable Innovations Ltd, makers of Thermafleece, have created SupaSoft Insulation, a safe, sustainable, non-itch insulation made with more than 95 per cent recycled polyester... View Article

It’s time to upgrade

Revised regulations in England for septic tanks discharging to watercourses will be introduced in 2020. Andrew Baird of wastewater specialist WPL explains how this will affect self-builders with onsite treatment, and when they will need to upgrade Homeowners using off-mains... View Article

Create your ‘ideal home’ with X-Wood cladding

Freefoam Building Products are delighted to announce another collaboration with the Ideal Home Show and Off Site Factory Homes. Working with the designers of this year’s show Freefoam X-Wood Urban cladding has been used to stunning effect on the prestigious... View Article

Hambleside Danelaw launches 2 new Tile Vents

The Double Slip Tile Vent has been designed to incorporate small cuts of clay or concrete machine / handmade plain tiles at high or low level as an alternative to ridge or eaves ventilation. Available in Black. The Double Plain... View Article

Snickers’ new FLEXIWork Floorlayers Work Trousers

The Ultimate solution for working on your knees – delivering optimal freedom of movement and long-lasting durability. Available this spring, Snickers’ new Floorlayers Work Trousers and the patented Knee Guard System combine very effectively to deliver the ultimate solution for... View Article

Top Tips for Choosing Curtains and Blinds

The way you dress your windows can make or break your room scheme. Not only does the design you choose need to be attractive, it will ultimately dictate the amount of light and privacy in the space. Here Victoria Smee,... View Article

The roofers best kept secret

The roofers best kept secret is finally out – Aquaseal Liquid Roof from Everbuild – A Sika Company is a new, 1-component, easy to use, all weather roofing system, ideal for waterproofing flat and pitched roofs. Creating a solid waterproof... View Article

Bespoke Rooflights Enhanced London Home

Located in a West London conservation area, the existing property required updating by remodelling the kitchen and dining room that suffered poor connection to the rear garden. North facing, these rooms received little daylight from the modest sized windows. It... View Article

Gardeners ‘question time’ at the Ideal Home Show 2018

Running from 17 March to 2 April, the Ideal Home Show sponsored by Zoopla* hosts top gardeners Katie Rushworth, Skinny Jean Gardener, David Domoney and Alys Fowler as the show celebrates its 110 anniversary this year at Olympia London. The Ideal Home... View Article

Who do you trust now?

A BBC Inside Out investigation has cast huge doubts over using ‘trustworthy trader’ websites such as Rated People and MyBuilder, after it was found that fake profiles could be readily created on both the websites. While many of these types... View Article

Be smart, save energy

Karen Chugg of Intelligent Abodes discusses how using smart home technology in your self-build can save energy It was not that long ago that a smart home was considered aspirational but now, with all the latest products on the market,... View Article