Osmo revives Weathered Timber Cladding

The owner of a two-storey property in Brighton was looking for a wood finish to revive the exterior timber cladding on his family home. After hearing about Osmo UK’s reputation for good quality sustainable finishes, she knew that its products... View Article

Award winning Opus Scandfire

The award winning Opus Scandfire makes incorporating a woodburning stove into a new build both quick and simple. Gone are the complexities of designing chimneys and calculating safety distances. The Scandfire utilises the cleanburning 5 kW Tempo 70 insert stove... View Article

The solution is the new Fondis Hearth

There’s a conundrum facing all of us when planning our new house – we want it well insulated and airtight but what’s a home without a real fire at its heart? The solution is the new Fondis Hearth, a guillotine... View Article

Still at its best, Johnson & Starley warm air heating

Johnson & Starley’s WarmCair condensing warm air heating range is suitable for a wide range of applications including private residential and social housing as well as smaller commercial applications such as schools, sports facilities, nursing homes and community centres. With... View Article

Northcot Brick completes a hat trick of selfbuild awards

Northcot Brick, one of the UK’s foremost independent brick manufacturers, has received a third prestigious ‘Build It Award’ for the quality of its brickwork, topping its previous wins in 2013 and 2015. The awards, which recognise the best products, services,... View Article

Sleek stainless steel tap for kitchen elegance

BLANCO UK continues to offer kitchen elegance with the beautiful LANORA-S stainless steel tap. The L-shaped spout is practical as well as fashionable; it allows for plenty of space to fill and wash larger saucepans or vases and can be turned by... View Article

Coloured rads – new options!

Leading radiator manufacturer Stelrad is leading the trend for coloured radiators here in the UK and Ireland. For decades you could have radiators in ‘any colour so long as they were white!’ Now Stelrad has a number of radiators available... View Article

Polyflor Launches New Colonia Collection

Building on the continued success of their Luxury Vinyl Tile offering, Polyflor is delighted to reveal an exciting new Colonia range. The updated Colonia Collection features all 18 original shades with the introduction of eight brand new on trend designs.... View Article

Making sustainable design beautiful

Creating spaces and buildings that are as eco-conscious as they are design-forward is becoming a pressing requirement for the interiors industry. Russell Owens from Zip Water UK explains why the future lies in making sustainable design beautiful. ‘Sustainable design’ aims... View Article

Wide-span Patio Doors

Patiomaster by Framexpress is one of the best PVCu, inline, sliding patio door systems on the market, with a full range of design options to suit all kinds of self-build and renovation projects. Configurations are available with up to four... View Article

How a WC is helping one man get his privacy back

When electrician Kyle McAdam Whyte arranged to go out with friends four years ago, he little realised the consequences: it would involve him losing even his ability to go to the loo without help. The car in which he was... View Article

Catnic provides a sustainable future for former cow shed

A conversion project in Somerset has utilised a number of products from Catnic to provide practical and sustainable living accommodation, suitable for retirement. Coates Farm has employed Catnic’s SSR2® Standing Seam Roofing and Cladding System as well as Catnic lintels... View Article

A triple treat from VEKA Group

Industry-leading systems supplier VEKA Group has added three more strings to its bow, for the benefit of self-builders and homemakers. The Burnley-based PVC-U giant now offers perfectly colour-matched laminated mouldings, clip-on cills and a new, Halo large outerframe option via... View Article