Save time & promote safety with Mapei Topcem

A good screed construction is the foundation of a good floor installation – and, in today’s climate, high performance and speed of application are essential. In response, Mapei has developed a range of rapid-drying screeds that perform to the highest... View Article

Save money on your kitchen revamp with V33

V33 Renovation Paint Allows You to Paint Cupboards AND Worktops Many people are wise to the tip of repainting kitchen cupboards instead of buying new ones in order to save money. But there is still the question of what to... View Article

Airtight protection for west coast of Scotland self-build

The threefold combination of the Wraptite®, Wraptherm® and Reflectatherm® airtightness and vapour barrier systems from A. Proctor Group has been chosen to provide enhanced thermal performance and protection for a sea-facing SIPS construction selfbuild property on the west coast of... View Article

EXTRA, EXTRA! Introducing new ARDEX X 7 R S1

ARDEX are delighted to introduce X 7 R S1, a new improved version of their favourite X 7 R rapid-setting flexible tile adhesive. Advancements developed by ARDEX UK R&D specialists has allowed the company to further improve a trusted technology... View Article

Marmox ‘goes round the houses’ at Futurebuild

Visitors to this spring’s FutureBuild exhibition (London ExCel 5th-7th March) were drawn to the Marmox stand D26 by a diverse mix of products – new and well established – offering a variety of technical benefits and even aesthetic appeal, to... View Article

Future proof your bathroom with Schlüter-Systems

David Naylor, Schlüter-Systems’ Head of Marketing, explains how Schlüter is helping in the creation of waterproof, long-lasting bathrooms. Schlüter-Systems is well known as an expert when it comes to creating long-lasting bathrooms. Past shortcomings in the design of both new-build... View Article

Creak-free flooring from West Fraser

West Fraser‘s CaberFloor P5 is a high-performance particleboard which is widely specified by developers, architects and self-builders due to its stability, durability and ease of installation. The high-density panels come in thicknesses of 18 or 22mm, in both square-edged or tongue and... View Article

Bring steel windows and doors into the bathroom

LISTEN HERE Steel in the home continues to dominate in the home fashion stakes; internal partitions and large steel windows replace solid doors and walls in contemporary homes. And, with advice from the Steel Window Association, homeowners can enjoy plenty of... View Article

Dedicate more space to the kitchen with Keller

The Keller team creates kitchens of all shapes, styles, colours and sizes so, when the 2024 UK Houzz kitchen report was published, it was welcomed! Houzz discovered that homeowners are dedicating more space to their new kitchen and utility room in a renovation project. The kitchen has always been the centre of the home where cooking, eating,... View Article

Top tips for building with structural timber

Structural timber really is a great option for selfbuild projects as it has a whole host of advantages over other building materials: it’s sustainable, economical, thermally efficient and can be constructed quickly. Here are some top tips to help you... View Article

Light, Bright and Beautiful

Seeking a bespoke home that suited their lifestyle, Helen and Neil embarked upon their self-build journey in 2019 when they purchased a property that had belonged to family. Having previously lived in and liked the area, Brookmans Park, a village in... View Article

Beautiful kitchens are a breeze for Keller

Classic simplicity and modern design merge in the new Ocean Breeze kitchen scheme from Keller. The contrast between both the deep black oak (melamine) and the ocean paint finish (silk gloss lacquer), along with the smoked glass cabinets and stunning ceramic worktop creates... View Article

New Marmox Fireboard offers ideal EWI and IWI substrate

Building on the broad benefits of its widely specified Multiboard, insulation manufacturer Marmox introduced in January a highly versatile Fireboard into its range for both internal and external wall insulation (IWI/EWI) applications. The Marmox Stone Wool based product shares the... View Article

Bask in the glow with TuffX

With continued pressure to innovate our way to more energy efficient, sustainable homes, TuffX has risen to the challenge with the official launch of its long-awaited electrically heated glass product, Glow. For bi-fold doors in the first instance the glass... View Article

West Fraser’s CaberMDF is perfect all around the house

The original CaberMDF was developed in the 1960’s. Still as popular today and manufactured by West Fraser UK in Scotland, the highly engineered product can be seen all over the modern building, from furniture to architectural mouldings, and from radiator... View Article