Even years of experience in the construction industry doesn’t guarantee a smooth ride for a self-build, as each project is different. Below, Chris Stanley, Housing Manager at the Concrete Block Association (CBA), discusses his experience building his own home and offers valuable advice to anyone embarking on a self-build project.
02 Apr 2020
Before floor tiling begins, it is critical that subfloors are prepared properly. This means that they are level, sound, dry, free from deflection, dust and any other contaminants which may be considered barriers to adhesion, says David Wilson, UK Technical Services Manager at Building Adhesives Ltd (BAL).
02 Apr 2020
Purchasing flooring is not an everyday task and as a result, can make you feel overwhelmed before even starting. However, straightforward preparation beforehand will set you on the correct course and eliminate choice paralysis.
Barbara Genda, Principal Designer and Founder of Barbara Genda Bespoke Furniture, shares her expert advice for cleverly designed storage solutions that exemplify how best to make the most of every usable nook and cranny to provide generous, clutter-free spaces.
Lofts are smaller than the other rooms in your house, so when planning your conversion you need to think carefully about how you can make the most out of your space, explains Grant Sneddon, Daylight Expert at VELUX.
Cladding is usually available in a range of materials, but there are two popular options that most homeowners prefer. In this article, Dalply discusses the two prominent types of cladding – timber cladding and fibre cement cladding, and how they are different from each other in many aspects.
12 May 2019
With the changes in lifestyle and the cost of buying a new home outweighing the cost of renovating or extending a property, it’s not surprising that the ‘don’t move, improve’ philosophy continues to strengthen.
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 paint.
21 Nov 2018
You can never have enough storage so this month i-build explores how to build a stylish set of shelves in eight easy steps.