05 May 2015
People these days who come across a lead pipe are probably in the Conservatory with Colonel Mustard, playing ‘Cluedo’. However, if you find lead in a plumbing system it’s nothing to joke about.

05 May 2015
Barbara Osborne, Product Manager at Methven UK, looks at the creation of useable bathrooms for the ageing population and what this means for installers.

05 May 2015
Here, Howells Patent Glazing – an expert in bespoke roof design – showcases the roof glazing options available that will flood your home with natural light.

Flooring has the power to transform a room, whether it is the soft sensation of carpet between your toes or the springy firmness of vinyl underfoot. Jeremy Garrish, Head buyer at Carpetright, shares his top tips on how to choose the right flooring for your home, providing a wealth of…

02 Apr 2015
In recent years many historic crafts and trades have gradually declined or been separated from mainstream building in the face of the demand for mass production and more cost effective processes. Here, Graham Irving, Managing Director of Bovingdon Bricks, presents the value of old fashioned brick making.

Patrick Bradley’s radical home design presented a number of electrical challenges for contractor AK Electrical, who installed a system based on controls from electrical solutions and services provider Hager.

If you’re new to self-build, working out which foundation application is best for your project can be one of the most daunting aspects of all the construction phases and is difficult to budget for accurately. Therefore, it is important to clearly identify the best foundation solution for your project early…

04 Mar 2015
Space and water heating normally accounts for more than 60% of a household’s energy, so it’s crucial that self-builders make the right choice when planning their heating system. Karen Trewick, Director of Communications at electric heating specialist Dimplex, looks at the options available to maximise comfort and keep running costs…

Worktops are the crucial accessory of the kitchen. Much like combining the wrong coloured handbag or shoes with an outfit may ruin the ensemble, mismatch your worktop and cabinets and the kitchen could loose its style. Here, Kevin Buchanan – Design Director of independent kitchen designer and retailer, Kitchen International…

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat. In April 2014 the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive was launched to offer financial support to the owners of renewable heating systems for seven years.