Grand Designs Live at the NEC 2018

Whether you are starting out on a renovation or extension, building a new home from the ground up, redecorating a room, installing a new bathroom or simply looking for inspiration, Grand Designs Live is the must-visit event for anyone looking to learn... View Article

Torfloor RdB chosen to heat renovated 1820’s house

A recent renovation project carried out on an early 19th century town house in London’s fashionable Holland Park area, has made use of the innovative new TorFloor RdB system, manufactured by underfloor heating specialist, OMNIE.  The specification was the result... View Article

SmartSecure showcased by Grabex Windows

Grabex Windows featured the FUHR 881 fully motorised multipoint door lock, supplied by Carl F Groupco, on its stand at the 2018 Grand Designs Live London event. Considerable interest was shown in the innovative lock that was displayed with Carl... View Article

Snickers’ ‘Climate Control’ Workwear

The onset of summer and warmer weather calls for a change of focus on what you choose to wear on site. From keeping warm and dry in winter, warmer weather brings with it a need for professional craftsmen and women... View Article

Reduce waste and save costs

Tarmac Cement’s Dr Bill Price explains why it’s important to give mortar and cement careful consideration and how the right product can result in reduced wastage and costs. The value of the self- and custom- build market is forecast to... View Article

Connecting Cross-Laminated Timber

To support the growing use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) in the UK and Europe, leading connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie has released an updated version of its ‘Connectors for CLT’ catalogue. Featuring a host of new products including heavy duty angle... View Article

Decorating on a budget

Julia Kendell, BBC’s DIY SOS guest designer and spokesperson for The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show (21-23 September, ExCeL, London), shares her tips on how to decorate a home on a budget: Panel power If you’ve got a small budget but big... View Article

Fact of the Week – 2nd July 2018

The world’s largest Gothic cathedral is in new York City. It is the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street. The cathedral measures 601 feet long, 146 feet wide, and has a transept measuring 320... View Article