27 Jul 2016
A loft conversion can offer an extra bedroom, bathroom or a home office. However, there could be height and access issues alongside planning and Building Regulations that need resolving. Even so, a loft conversion can be life changing and a cost-effective solution to moving. Here, Ian Harvey, Director of Harvey…
28 Jun 2016
Thatch, known for being cool in summer and warm in winter, has been used as a roofing material for centuries. The Thatch Advice Centre was set up as an online resource to offer free up-to-date advice on ‘all things thatch’ and this has included liaising with fire services, building control,…
24 May 2016
Rooflights are a great way to boost the levels of natural light in your home. Ideal for loft conversions, extensions or renovations, the possibilities are endless. Here, i-build provides some essential guidance and inspiration for these high-performance systems.
27 Apr 2016
If you’re wanting your self-build to stand out from the crowd, specifying metal roofing and cladding such as copper or zinc will do just the trick. Adding instant wow factor and robustness, these unique options have contributed to a number of award-winning projects – pure testament to their quality and…
05 Apr 2016
With increasing concerns over the environment and fuel prices steadily rising, a homeowner from Leicestershire made the decision to build himself an energy efficient property.
07 Mar 2016
At an architect’s new timber frame home in Cork, Ireland, high racking strength and airtightness were crucial in the internal lining specification.
22 Jan 2016
There are few things more satisfying than knowing you've chosen a material that not only looks great and complements your home but also provides a cost effective, long term solution for your project.
04 Jan 2016
This stunning, detached, three-bedroom property, located in the beautiful mid-Wales countryside, has been designed by the expert team at Welsh Oak Frame to create a show-stopping home that makes the most of the surrounding scenery.
In this article, structural glazing specialist Clear Living reflects on the inherent properties of structural glazing and reveals why it has become so popular in self-build and custom-build homes.