In this two-part article, we talk to Unplugged, a digital detox experience brand that embraces the idea of off-grid cabin living, about the benefits of taking the plunge into this quiet, more minimal way of life for those interested in a permanent shift in lifestyle. While on the next page,…
A self-build project in the stunning countryside of North East England has benefitted from Isover’s Metac, chosen for its excellent thermal and acoustic properties, as well as being the perfect fit for the architectural design of the property.
28 Mar 2019
Deciding on the windows and doors is an important part of a building project. The decision not only affects the look of the property, but also impacts on the thermal efficiency.
04 Feb 2019
Finding the right light fittings to use in your bathroom can be a tricky matter, especially if your electrician or quick internet search points towards IP44-rated fittings. Whilst there are areas where IP44-rated fittings are essential or highly recommended, often a standard fitting (IP20) will suffice – giving you much…
Don’t restrict your use of glass to windows. Innovative design will allow you to replace other building materials with structural glass with some truly exciting results.
There are plenty of houses in the UK that have been rendered, so it’s not that hard to work out that rendering can be really beneficial for a property. It can be a little confusing to look at your rendering options for the first time, however, there are plenty of…
10 Oct 2018
Previewing presentations from a forthcoming seminar series, Niall Crosson, Group Technical Manager at Ecological Building Systems, and Michael Foerster, Engineer Head of Applications Technology at pro clima, discuss the need to ensure unforeseen moisture trapped during the build phase can be released from the building envelope to avoid structural damage…
11 Sep 2018
In 2017, more timber cladding was specified in the UK than ever before. Here Richard Mosson, Group Project Manager for Lathams, looks at why timber cladding is on the rise and what advantages it offers.
Everyone knows that when building or renovating a house you want to make sure you choose the right products. There are so many options available that it can become quite hard to decide which system is most suitable for your requirements and the ways in which you navigate your home…