Futurebuild is returning to the ExCeL, London, in March 2019, and will place a focus on exploring and tackling the biggest challenges impacting the built environment. The event will be a unique destination for visitors…
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Upcycling is all about taking your worn and loved items and giving them a new lease of life. We all have some old furniture around the house which could do with a fresh lick of…
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Here is a step-by-step self-builder’s timeline for building an oak-framed house so you know what to expect throughout the journey.
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Bisca refurbished the staircase in a multi-storey Victorian property, transforming the entrance hall in the process.
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A leaky, broken or damaged roof can be a costly and timely expense to UK homeowners. A simple routine check of your roof could save you a lot of money in the long run. In…
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News that the UK is aiming to ban gas grid connections to new-build homes from 2025 serves as a clear indication that the development of sustainable eco homes of the future should, in fact be…
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Hidden within the 30-acre site of Butterhills in the north of Devon, the beautiful Linhay has been rescued from a state of ruin.
Tagged under   restoration    offgrid    holiday home 
Mike and Pawana Spencer-Nairn left Jersey in the Channel Islands and moved to the UK in 2005 to realise a remarkable Scottish Highland experience in the wilderness. They created Eagle Brae, a sustainable ecotourism business…
Tagged under   tourism    handmade    selfbuild 
Earthborn has launched its new classic colour card. Overstated colour is trending and with Earthborn’s 7 new hues, each imbued with fresh, fluid energy, you can carry your space to a new, contemporary realm.
Tagged under   paint    surface    contemporary    finishes 
The Sash Window Workshop is celebrating 25 years of business. The company was established on the 11th February 1994 by Richard Dollar. Initially operating from a small pig shed in Ascot the company has grown…
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From 5 to 7th February, Surface Design Show 2019 will take place at London’s Business Design Centre to provide a platform for architects, designers and specifiers to explore the best in interior and exterior surface…
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The National Self Build & Renovation Show returns for a packed three days of live demonstrations, seminars and an unrivalled line up of experts on hand to share their advice. It’s a brilliant event if…
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The Listed Property Show, organised by the Listed Property Owners’ Club (LPOC), is back with the biggest-ever flagship show at Olympia, London, for the 13th year. Running from 9 to 10th February, attendees can expect…
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If you’re planning a self-build, renovating a property or looking to add light, space or value to your current home, then a trip to Build It Live will be an essential part of your preparation.
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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…
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Flood resistance and flood resilience measures are both important aspects of protecting your property against flooding, but what is the difference and what do they entail?
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Many people dream of increasing the size of their property, but do you need planning permission to extend? Here Gareth Boyd, Director at 2020 Architects, explains everything you need to consider.
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Burglaries are reported to increase during the winter months, leaving many UK homes vulnerable to opportunistic thieves at this time of year.
Tagged under   security    alarm 
Fixed air conditioners have become common in many homes in the UK. They keep you comfortable throughout the day and can significantly aid sleeping at night through hot spells. The energy savings are thought so…
Tagged under   Air conditioners    energy saving 
The glow of a real woodburner and the soaring flames of a gas stove are ever popular, but owning one does not suit everyone’s lifestyle.
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A retired neurosurgeon is poised to welcome his first Airbnb guests to a converted concrete water tower at the bottom of his garden – thanks to an imaginative transformation of the decommissioned edifice.
Tagged under   selfbuild    holiday 
No matter where you are installing a floor, the colour is an important consideration. The wrong choice can create disastrous results making the room look unsightly.
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This month, Stephen Malkin, Associate at Whiting & Partners, discusses your financing options when building your dream home.
Tagged under   financing    self build 
Your garage door probably isn’t at the forefront of your mind when designing your self-build but it can make a significant difference to the end result. There’s an abundance to choose from – here, i-build…
Tagged under   garages    selfbuild 
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.
Tagged under   glass    structural glass    glazing    window 
Over the centuries, zinc has proven to be a reliable, durable, corrosion-resistant and attractive metal for use in roofing and cladding. In this article, Marta Danylenko, Marketing Manager at materials search engine Matmatch, explains the…
Tagged under   cladding    roofing 
Sash windows have timeless appeal and can be found on historical and period properties across the UK. Unfortunately, they are not known for their energy efficiency despite being renowned for their visual appeal.
Tagged under   windows    ventilation    glazing    energy efficiency 
If you are looking to replace your back door, one option you may wish to consider is to install a stable door.
Tagged under   door    timber 
Security is one of the top questions that most of us are concerned with when it comes to purchasing or specifying a new door. So what are the questions that you need to ask or…
Tagged under   door    security 
Renovating a period property is a labour of love. Amongst the nice decisions, such as which Farrow & Ball paint to choose or whether to use William Morris wallpaper to make a feature wall in…
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Here, CORE Landscape Products focuses on the facts and myths surrounding SuDS-compliant domestic driveways and patios.
Tagged under   driveway    patio    SuDS    drainage 
Rotpunkt, designer and manufacturer of quality German kitchen furniture, looks at the latest interior trends set to wow the kitchen market in 2019.
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During the winter months, our bodies crave warmth and light. This along with the ‘hygge’ trend from Denmark, are key when enhancing our sense of wellbeing over the coming months.
Tagged under   heating    lighting    bathroom 
With kitchen design evolving at a rapid pace, there’s more inspiration out there than ever before for homeowners considering a refresh in 2019.
Tagged under   kitchen    concrete    worktop 
When Kent-based Architect Brian Heron and his wife Ayesha discovered a disused water tank space on one of Bethnal Green’s iconic tower blocks for sale for residential use, they knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity…
Tagged under   architect    self build    planning    listed 
Christopher Ploutarhou’s parents had owned the same plot of land in Cyprus for many years and he’d always loved it there. The view from the plot was phenomenal so it seemed clear to him what…
Tagged under   plot    self build    bedroom    holiday    staircase 
With few wanting to commit to the process of building their dream home from scratch, why not go about making changes that make your current abode appear custom-built instead? Ryan Abell, Owner of Abell Building…
Tagged under   conversion    garage    restoration    home 
The cost of refurbishing a property or constructing a new build can be significant. However, tax relief is often available for certain expenditure on non-residential property.The term ‘non-residential property’ includes furnished holiday lets and staff…
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We offer a wide range of premium, yet excellent value, flooring products that you won’t find in the typical outlets, such as DIY Stores and Builders Merchants. All boards are cut from excellent quality materials…
Tagged under   flooring    wood    wood flooring 
The National Self Build & Renovation Show returns for a packed three days of live demonstrations, seminars and an unrivalled line up of experts on hand to share their advice. It’s a brilliant event if…
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As UK house prices and stamp duties continue to increase the costs of moving, a growing number of people have begun improving their homes in favour of making a move.
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Unless you work within the construction industry and have access to the equipment required to carry out building projects, such as podium steps, extension ladders or scaffolding towers, you may need to rent scaffolding systems…
Tagged under   scaffolding    project    safety 
Saint-Gobain Weber has introduced weberpral MF to join its widely established and popular range of high quality, monocouche renders. This fine texture, through-coloured render achieves a smoother, finer and more contemporary, modern aesthetic while providing…
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With the festive season on the horizon it’s easy to push the tax return deadline to the back of your mind, however don’t wait to start your return until the New Year.
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Installers have been given a ground-breaking new way to specify designer radiators thanks to the launch of an industry-first augmented reality app by Barlo Radiators.
Tagged under   radiator    heating    app 
While keeping our homes safe is important all year-round, extra precaution should be exercised during the cold, dark winter months. Not only are the daylight hours shorter, but many of us tend to leave our…
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YourEnvironment are specialists in providing contaminated land and geotechnical consulting. We pride ourselves on providing a complete one stop shop for your build.
Tagged under   land    survey    drainage 
You can never have enough storage so this month i-build explores how to build a stylish set of shelves in eight easy steps.
Tagged under   garden room    garden    garden building 
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…
Tagged under   protection    houses    damp 
All lawns need mowing – it’s an important task that ensures your lawn is healthy all year, but do you need to treat your lawn differently as the months go by?
Tagged under   lawn    care    garden 
To help equip and upskill consumers’ intent on taking matters into their own hands when it comes to creating their dream home, the South West Homebuilding & Renovating Show is returning to Bath & West…
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Many homes around the country have a garage attached to the side of them, but very few of these house a car. Nowadays a garage has become an extension to the main house – an…
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What are the pros of timber frame building designs and what do you have to watch out for?
Tagged under   timber    frame    house    design 
Homeowners and self-builders whose projects feature two or more domestic buildings on one site could be earning themselves a profitable income by utilising a simple district ground source heat pump system architecture to unlock quarterly…
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Getting the right garage door for your property isn’t always a straightforward endeavour. There’s a lot more to choosing a garage door than first meets the eye, so Garador is looking more in detail at…
Tagged under   garages    security    warmth 
There are many benefits that come with a wood-burning stove, from the aesthetics to the ambience of green living. If you’re looking to enhance your home project with a heating solution that is both fashionable…
Tagged under   stoves    interiors    woodburning    heating 
So, you’ve purchased land to build your dream home and the first barrier encountered is a raft of planning conditions or conditions from your warranty company. If the local authority or warranty provider have suspicions…
Tagged under   plot    searching    land 
A Gloucestershire couple are thrilled to have their family living with them after converting their four-bedroom home into a 12-bedroom property after remortgaging.
Tagged under   home    mortgage 
An abandoned plot in Shoreditch, East London, has been transformed into a 220m² new-build family home by architect practice Urban Mesh Design. Designed by and for Practice Director, Oliver Lazarus, and his family, Volcano House…
Tagged under   urban    house    innovation    impressive 
The very nature of a roof window means they can be difficult to clean and maintain. Here Lee Griffiths, Technical Sales Manager at Dakea GB, looks at what you should consider upfront when choosing a…
Tagged under   roof    window    maintain 
Starting up a Business can often be a step into the unknown. There are many aspects to consider when looking making your mark in the business world with a focus on business planning skills, market…
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Roof window manufacturer VELUX® Company Ltd has today announced a £7million expansion to its iconic UK and Ireland head office building at Woodside Way in Glenrothes, Fife.
Tagged under   windows    glazing    skylights    roof window 
Self builders who are developing multiple rural properties, and looking for off gas grid heating solutions, can offset the costs with lucrative funding from the Non Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), using ground source heat…
Tagged under   heat pump    ground source    energy    energy efficiency 
We believe the Kitchen is the heart of the home and the oven or cooker is at the heart of that. Cooking has become a collaborative activity and the kitchen is now the social hub…
Tagged under   kitchen    cooker    home    contemporary 
Kennett Brothers Ltd is a roofing company who also build and refurbish premium quality family homes, providing a blend of style and practicality. Their latest project involved major remodelling of an existing property in Sevenoaks,…
Tagged under   rainwater system    fascias    roofing    refurbishment    home    aluminium 
At a site in Berkshire, H.D. Services Ltd. was instructed to install a Sewage Treatment System, Water Supply Borehole, Open-Loop Ground Source Heat Pump and Surface Water Soakaways for a 4 bedroom detached house. The…
Tagged under   eco    sewage    water 
Starting up a Business can often be a step into unfamiliar territory. There are so many different aspects to juggle and often as a business owner, you are the one responsible for managing it all…
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Up to £30 or €35 of rewards up for grabs with top brand partners.
Tagged under   roof window    window    glazing 
Flatglass rooflights are an ideal way to enhance your extension.
Tagged under   roof window    rooflight    extension 
Four new online Building Material calculators is helping DIYers select the ideal quantity of materials for their projects.
Tagged under   diy    bricks    decking    flooring    patio 
MYSON FLOORTEC have introduced two new premium components to complement their underfloor heating solutions. As one of Europe’s leading names in heating technology MYSON FLOORTEC is at the forefront of the underfloor heating revolution and…
Tagged under   underfloor heating    heating 
Mapei introduce Latexplan NA, a two-part, fast setting, smoothing and levelling compound to the ever popular ‘Dream Team’ range of levelling compounds.
Tagged under   surface    flooring 
Choosing between sliding doors and bifold doors for your self-build, extension or renovation can be one of the first decisions you make on your project, because they are almost always one of the most visible…
Tagged under   bifold doors    sliding doors    doors 
Many self-builders set out to build as sustainably as possible. When it comes to paint, one company specialises in sustainable specification but goes beyond that to deliver excellent performance and aesthetics.
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CORE Design Co is a subsidiary of CORE Landscape Products. It designs, manufactures and supplies high-quality, innovative metal products for interior and exterior applications. Focusing on the design-led development of practical and ornamental landscaping products…
Tagged under   landscaping    lighting    garden 
Clearview stoves manufactured in the heart of Shropshire since 1987 are the finest, highly efficient wood burning stoves that spark a passion in all those who own one.
Tagged under   heating    fireplace    woodburning stoves    stove 
become is taking the sustainability message to the great outdoors by launching a garden edging that is made from 100% recycled household plastic. Eco Edge is the latest addition to the become portfolio to meet…
Tagged under   sustainability    eco    garden 
Woodeaves is a new-build residential project designed for family living. Having previously lived in a dark 1970s mock Tudor house with many separate rooms, when considering the design of their new house they put ‘light…
Tagged under   lighting    project    family living    new build 
This month, TG Escapes discusses how to build a garden room from start to finish in just five days.
Tagged under   garden building    garden    garden room 
Nurseries and children’s bedrooms can be subject to a lot of wear and tear so, while you’ll want a stunning room for them to enjoy, practicalities dictate you’ll also need it to stand up to…
Tagged under   interior design    paint 
Here Adam Gregory, Founder of Earthscapes, discusses everything you need to know about topiary.
Tagged under   topiary    garden 
How can light be applied to the facade of a house to create a certain mood, give it an identity or provide a focal point? It can be applied in a number of ways via…
Tagged under   lighting    facade 
Chris Baines, Managing Director at Mendip Stoves, addresses your concerns surrounding particulate matter emissions from wood-burning stoves.
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Nobody knows what the future holds. Sometimes, illnesses can make everyday life more difficult or ageing parents may need to be cared for. Whatever the situation, over time, your housing requirements can change.
Tagged under   accessibility    housing    house    bungalow    bathroom 
When considering a bathroom for a new build or a refurbishment, you must first take into account the lifestyles of those who will ultimately be using this space, including the ages and abilities of all…
Tagged under   bathroom    washroom    wetroom    drain 
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…
Tagged under   structural damage 
We may have hundreds of channels on our televisions, but we still tend to fall back on our favourites albeit Netflix, the BBC, ITV or the Food Channel! We kid ourselves that we like choice,…
Tagged under   dining table    furniture    chair 
Alan Brown and his wife Lucy have always had a passion for the outdoors and wanted to experience it in their dream home by bringing natural daylight into their house. And that’s exactly what they’ve…
Tagged under   home    selfbuild    garden 
Self-build homes come in all shapes and sizes – and self-build projects span everything from a simple porch extension to an entirely new house, meaning the self-build route itself takes many forms. Here, Oakmasters discusses…
Tagged under   selfbuild    project    home    extension 
Those who buy below market value and improve properties to remortgage and recycle their cash are struggling to make the sums add up now that there’s a hefty 3% stamp duty land tax (SDLT) surcharge…
Tagged under   stamp duty    mortgage 
Air pollution in the form of particulates, Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and Sulphur Oxides (SOx), is becoming a major health concern. Much of this air pollution is caused by vehicle transport but there is also a…
Tagged under   heating 
Providing timelessly beautiful facades for over 20 years, Cedral is experienced in helping you to create a more beautiful world by adding the perfect finishing touch to your self-build project.
Tagged under   cladding    self build    cement    project 
As we head towards the end of summer and we start to prepare the children to go back to school, life starts to get back to normal. If you run your own business you may…
Tagged under   tax    business 
The number of visitors attending The Homebuilding & Renovating Shows who are working on a live project is increasing year on year, according to new research from the event organisers Future PLC. The last show…
Tagged under   show    renovating    homebuilding    london 
Since 2000, IDSystems has specialised in the supply and installation of aluminium, timber and composite glazing systems, including multi award-winning bifold doors and sliding doors, demonstrating the sheer versatility of glass. We offer the widest…
Tagged under   glazing    doors    sliding doors    bifold doors 
Clearview has been designing, and manufacturing the finest British wood burning stoves since 1987. These exceptional stoves offer a winning combination of state-of-the-art engineering, clean-burning, efficiency and beautiful design. They are a joy to use,…
Tagged under   stove    heating    fireplace 
For years, it’s been the home improver’s Holy Grail – but finding products that offer stunning vintage aesthetics, outstanding modern performance and wipe-clean maintenance, all without breaking the bank, has always been a headache. Until…
Tagged under   glazing    windows    secondary glazing 
The team at Storm Windows have completed one of their most prestigious projects so far this year, installing secondary glazing at the prestigious Lindisfarne Castle. Storm were commissioned to install 18 units and were chosen…
Tagged under   windows    glazing    secondary glazing 
When it comes to updating your hallway or entrance, you may not have considered modernising your existing staircase – but with a few simple changes using new stair parts, it could make a dramatic difference.
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Environmentally-friendly and sustainable aren’t just buzzwords for Remmers (UK) Ltd, who will showcase their new LW-722 [eco] stain finish at the W18/Elements Exhibition which starts on 30th September. Replacing fossil fuels with biomass process technology,…
Tagged under   windows    sustainable    coating 
Oeco Garden Rooms is a family run business who have been manufacturing and installing timber framed structures for over 10 years. We specialise in building bespoke garden rooms, offices and studios for those who want…
Tagged under   garden room    timber    structure    office 
Guy Cashmore, Technical Director at Kensa Heat Pumps, explores the future of energy self-sufficiency, focusing on the current market for ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) and complimentary technological advancements to help deliver energy self-sufficient homes.
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Tony Dark, Director of Trading for The IPG, outlines the benefits of visiting one of The IPG plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists when planning your next DIY project.
Tagged under   diy    plumbing    bathroom    heating 
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