Colour me perfect

How can the trend for colour in the bathroom be utilised effectively and what other trends are coming through in the design of this smallest of spaces? Ben Bryden, Sales and Marketing Director of RAK Ceramics UK, offers us an... View Article

Minimising waste in water treatment

With “new” regulations governing the use of septic tanks in force, David Stagg, technical product specialist for sustainable water management authority Graf UK, talks selfbuilders and homemakers through their options for compliance. Selfbuilders and homemakers developing properties off the mains... View Article

Conservation rooflights – what lies beneath?

Paul Trace from Stella Rooflight offers an insight into steel framed conservation rooflights and the issue of rust, while highlighting some of the important considerations in the specification process. Often specified in both period and contemporary projects, a steel framed... View Article

LED represents 14% of all household lighting appliances

According to AMA Research’s latest Lighting Market Report the move towards the use of LEDs has increased, where this technology is estimated to represent 14% of lighting appliances owned by UK households. LEDs growth in market share has been underpinned... View Article

Reflecting trends in hardware

Door and window hardware can have a massive visual impact on the aesthetics of a property, but what are the current trends that really work? Simon Boocock, Managing Director of CRL Europe, takes a look. While much focus is often... View Article

SAP 10.1 Changes the Heating Industry

From Ross Harrold, Marketing & PR, Electric Heating Company A large challenge faced by the Heating Industry was the methodology for SAP 2012, which was written six years ago. SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure) is the methodology used to determine a... View Article

U-What?!

Paul Trace from Stella Rooflight offers some guidance on the thermal performance (U-values) of rooflights and what to look out for in the specification process. One of the most important elements of modern building materials is thermal performance, which is... View Article

Mind the gap

Comfort is the difference between building a home not a house, and thermal comfort plays a huge role in this. Here, Debbie Phillips, National Business Development Manager from Keylite Roof Windows looks at the best approach to ensure your selfbuilds... View Article

Project Etopia acquires self-build specialist Tribus Homes

Offsite eco developer Project Etopia has today announced its acquisition of self-build specialist Tribus Homes.  The two companies formed a partnership under the ‘E-Tribus’ banner last year but Project Etopia has now purchased the company, including its manufacturing facility in... View Article

Graven Hill goes virtual with a free webinar series

Graven Hill, the UK’s largest self and custom build development, is hosting a series of free fortnightly webinars, designed to help people gain insight into all things self and custom build. Led by industry experts, the series will aim to... View Article

Meeting UK energy efficiency targets with Eurobrick

The BBC recently reported that nearly two thirds of UK homes fail to meet long-term energy efficiency targets, with more than 12 million homes falling below the C grade on Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). Due to the amount of older... View Article