Local self-build register launched

Potential self-builders who want to buy land and build their own home will now have a much better opportunity to have their views heard by using the new online Local Self-Build Register. Developed by Ecomotive, the register will act as... View Article

How to future-proof your outdoor space

As a building project grows and develops the amount of money left in the pot shrinks. Sometimes, that results in plans for the outside space being put on hold due to lack of funds. Future proofing is all about saving... View Article

Trees cause over £25 million damage to new homes

Over £25million of damage has been caused to new homes by trees over the last six years, according to figures released by NHBC. The UK’s leading warranty provider and standard setting body for new build homes is so concerned by... View Article

Gross mortgage lending continues to grow in April

Gross mortgage lending was an estimated £16.6 billion in April, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. This is 8% higher than March’s gross lending total and 36% higher than April last year (£12.2 billion) and the highest total for... View Article

High performance Wood Windows and Doors since 1949

Tanums Fönster has been producing high performance wood windows and doors since 1949 with triple glazing since the 1970s. Tanums standard U-value is 1.0W/m2K, and also carries the stringent Swedish ‘P’ mark class C for severe exposure locations and buildings over... View Article

Double glazing windows in Period Buildings

Owners of period buildings are willing to maintain the heritage of their property and take steps to protect the building structure for future generations. Old Manor Cottages provide an advisory and design service to guide owners through the change of... View Article

Beko signs research partnership with top UK University

Beko, the UK’s best-selling large home appliance brand, has inked a research partnership with Newcastle University to develop new ways to improve energy efficiency and performance in its appliances. The deal will see Beko’s parent company Arçelik Group, which manufactures... View Article

The Build Show backs five per cent VAT cut

As new figures show that more than half of homeowners admit to paying tradesmen in cash in order to avoid VAT, a practice that is costing the Treasury £2 billion per year, the Build Show has reiterated its calls to... View Article

Green Deal Finance Company ends early repayment charges

The Green Deal Finance Company, the not-for-profit mutual established to finance and administer Green Deal Plans, is today announcing the removal with immediate effect of early repayment charges on all future Green Deal Plans. Consumers have the right to early... View Article