15 Jun 2020
We’re a bit behind the times in the UK when it comes to residential construction methods – seemingly cemented (pun intended) to our ‘bricks and mortar’ approach. On mainland Europe, pre-fabricated, timber-framed homes are pretty much the norm, but we’re just catching on to the concept, writes Carole Groombridge, Building…
15 Jun 2020
Anthony Millington, Business Development Manager at Amron Architectural, is certainly no stranger to the trends taking place in the self-build and home renovation sectors and has witnessed the most creative uses of metal mesh for home-building projects. Here, i-Build’s Editor, Rebecca Kemp, quizzes Anthony on the use of this increasingly…
Making mistakes with a drainage system, mistakes that often only become apparent when the building is complete, can be painful and expensive. Richard Leigh, Development Director of drainage specialist Lanes Group, explains the steps that can be taken to avoid them.
02 Apr 2020
In this article, i-Build talks to 130-year-old brand F.H. Brundle about how anti-climb paint can help keep your new home safe.
When deciding on a rainwater system, there’s more than the cost to take into consideration if you want to achieve a high-performing, long-lasting, aesthetically pleasing system for your home. Here are five tips for choosing gutters and downpipes.
19 Mar 2020
Every time you open a newspaper, watch the news or settle down for a wildlife documentary, we are presented with the huge issue that is ‘plastic pollution’. This is not just about plastic carrier bags and bottles; it is also about the plastic used in the construction of our own…
04 Feb 2020
Are you thinking of having rooflights installed in your home? If so, here are six things to consider before you make your choice. Carefully considering these key points will ultimately make the shopping process much easier and ensure you get a rooflight that is perfect for your individual project.
16 Jan 2020
In this article, Darren Hook, Director of English Heritage Buildings, discusses why planning is essential to ensuring a successful build.