Getting under your feet

The considerable benefits of underfloor heating are now widely understood but should you install a wet or electric system? Gaia Climate Solutions’ Steven Rooney weighs up the options While many people now appreciate the benefits an underfloor heating (UFH) system... View Article

Mapei launches Keraquick XL Fibrelite adhesive for ceramic

Keraquick XL Fibrelite is the latest lightweight flooring adhesive from Mapei. Fibre reinforced, Keraquick XL Fibrelite has the properties to fix sizes of large format tiles up to 1500mm x 1500mm in both residential and commercial installations. With a high... View Article

Mapei launches adhesive: Ultrabond Eco MS 4 LVT

Mapei UK has launched a new high performance, one-component silylated polymer based adhesive for installing LVT floor coverings: Mapei Ultrabond Eco MS 4 LVT. This product is designed for use on interior floors for LVT floor coverings and as a... View Article

Take advantage of the wood burning boom

Tyne & Wear based, Schiedel Chimney Systems, has launched a new wood burning stove and solid fuel heating course providing an opportunity for candidates in the North East to take advantage of the growing interest in wood burning appliances. Thanks... View Article

2018 colour trends

A guide to the colours homeowners will be coveting in 2018 – with advice and imagery from www.iwantwallpaper.co.uk, Apollo Blinds and Style Studio. Our leading interiors experts have predicted four distinct themes to colour in 2018: Intense/Synthetic Colours, Warm Neutrals, Dark & Decadent and Serene... View Article

Breathe easy

Phil Harrison of EnviroVent offers advice on the best ways to achieve optimum ventilation and energy efficiency when upgrading the home or undertaking a self-build Agrowing number of homeowners and self-builders are realising that ventilation is an essential part of... View Article

What the papers say

I Want Wallpaper’s head of design Alex Whitecroft takes a look at the key 2018 trends for wallpaper and explains the benefits of being bold and brave with your choices Wallpaper has been the product of choice for interior designers... View Article

The art of ‘floating’ Cantilever staircases

Architectural engineering and intelligent design can both integrate into a property, and transform architecture into art. One of the main features within a property that often gets overlooked, but when given attention can transform even the most standard of homes... View Article

Snickers’ NEW ALLROUND 37.5® Insulator Jacket

Sharp, stylish looks and market-leading 37.5® fabric technology make this jacket a must for winter on site or outdoor leisurewear. Snickers Workwear continues to lead the way with working clothes that are unrivalled in design, superb functionality and fit. This great-looking... View Article

New services from Idealcombi

During the last year Idealcombi’s domestic department has undertaken a number of changes to accommodate the increasing demand for the higher level of service our customers expect when they purchase high quality windows and doors. We noticed that many self-builders... View Article

Hambleside Danelaw launches two new roofing underlays

Roofing ventilation and accessories specialist Hambleside Danelaw has launched two new vapour permeable underlays for slate and tile roofs, the middleweight Danelaw LR135 and the premium Danelaw LR180. Both can be used for warm and cold roof applications, either unsupported,... View Article

Safety first in the bathroom

Yvonne Orgill of the Bathroom Manufacturers Association explains why know how on CE marking of bathroom products can be safety-critical You are probably used to looking for a CE mark on toys and electrical appliances. But did you know that... View Article

frameXpress – Reputation for excellence

frameXpress Ltd is a leading trade fabricator with an established reputation for excellence, supplying premium windows, doors and conservatories to the building and self building industries. The portfolio includes a diverse range of ‘A+’ rated high performance pvc-u products with... View Article

Coloured Rads for Self Build

Stelrad has made a name for itself as a ‘one stop shop’ for all things radiators with the widest range of styles and designs. The options in its decorative and designer ranges are ideal for providing a focal point for... View Article