When planning any self-build, home renovation or extension project, you will no doubt be keen to ensure that these newly-created living spaces are comfortably habitable all year round.

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.

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.

Bi-fold doors run along a simple track and are hinged to fold open. They are a popular choice for external back doors in both new-builds and period properties.

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.

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.

21 Nov 2018
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…

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…

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.

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