30 Mar 2017
Choosing to build with oak is usually a matter of taste. We love it for its strength, raw beauty and warmth. There simply is nothing like a traditionally-designed oak framed house. If building your dream home is not quite on the agenda yet, there are many ways you can use…
01 Mar 2017
Once, conservatories had a bad reputation. They were the tacky white boxes that stifled you in summer, froze in winter and were a constant headache to keep clean and maintain. Not so in 2017, says Norman Hornigold, Sales Director of leading home improvement specialist, SEH BAC.
31 Jan 2017
With an abundance of skylight options available on the market, it may be proving difficult for some self-builders to select the correct one for their self-build. Here Steve Bromberg, General Manager at Express Bi-Folding Doors, offers his advice on selecting skylights and what designs are available.
22 Dec 2016
Timber cladding has long been a popular choice among people seeking to create a traditional look on the exterior of their home, but wood offers a range of benefits that go beyond aesthetics. Howarth Timber explains more.
24 Nov 2016
A property is very much a legacy and many of us are just custodians, but the opportunity to self-build or custom build remains the ultimate goal for many brave pioneers. They are faced with firstly finding a suitable plot, then the even more daunting task of the proverbial blank canvas…
20 Nov 2016
Aidan Bell, Co-founder of EnviroBuild, explains how reclamation is becoming an increasingly possible option for self-build projects.
27 Sep 2016
Wanting to make the most of breathtaking views over the Devon coast for their client, the team at 100% Stainless Ltd called on the advantages of the TAPER-LOC system to ensure the perfect fit.
25 Aug 2016
For centuries, clay bricks have been an integral part of the English architectural landscape and they continue to be the single most popular way of constructing a house. Graham Irving, Managing Director of Bovingdon Bricks, explains more.
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,…