There are many considerations to address when sourcing materials for re-roofing a listed property or other historically significant buildings. It is usual to be specified to use a handmade clay tile. Here Tony Kindell, Managing Director at Aldershaw Handmade Tiles, discusses how to ensure the handmade tiles you buy aren’t,…

With an abundant choice of rainwater systems on the market there is certainly no problem in finding the right, aesthetically pleasing, products for your self-build project.

Over 13,000 of us complete a self-build project every year in the UK. But, out of those 13,000 people, only a fraction have a real, tangible experience of building a home from scratch.

Roof windows bring in more natural daylight that can transform a loft area into a new bright, fresh living space. Here, VELUX offers its top 10 tips on selecting roof windows for your loft conversion.

With a roof making up 40% of a home’s overall design, selecting the right tile can have a huge impact on a project. Here, leading roofing manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, provides its top 10 tips on how to choose your roof tiles. As the only British roof tile manufacturer to…

The re-emergence of ‘multi-generational’ living is one of the most significant growing trends in the UK, seeing a 46% increase in the last decade. With the staggering rise in house prices leading to ‘generation rent’, alongside crippling elderly care fees, families all across the UK are electing to club together…

Here, the Passivhaus Trust explains why self-builders and the Passivhaus standard are made for each other.

Here, experienced home extensions building expert, Ryan Abell – Director and Site Manager at Abell Building Services – shares his checklist for keeping track of a kitchen extension project from start to finish.

Whether you’re using render to revitalise tired walls, or to encapsulate that fresh finish – it needs to be cared for. Here, Dr Ross Savage, Head of R&D at K Rend, talks i-build through a few simple steps you can take to enhance your render’s lifespan.

30 Jun 2017
Oak is an affordable luxury that adds vitality, warmth and ambience to any development. Few people can resist the charms of oak, but aesthetics aren’t the only reason to use it, says Kat Hamilton from Oakmasters.

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