Dr Schutz - We Care About Floors
Oak frame porches can come in multiple designs and can help to create an extended space from the front of a property. They can provide shelter from the elements and cut out the favourite past time of fumbling around shivering in the dark trying to find the key in the…

23 Sep 2019
Here, Mark Horner of Mark Horner Architects – a specialist in the restoration, extension and conversion of oast houses – reflects on the history of oast houses and raises some important questions before bringing this iconic structure back to life.

When interior designer and blogger Kate Young first viewed her new home she knew it was the one. Despite the magnolia walls, brown carpets and the cream kitchen, she fell in love with the rural location, the views, the layout and the living area’s oak floors.

BS 5839 is the key code of practice for the planning, design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of fire detection. BS 5839-6:2019 is the latest standard and categorises different grades and categories of fire detection systems for different types of building. Here, Lumi-Plugin provides an overview for specifying a fire alarm…

30 Aug 2019
An experienced team comprising PHT members Green Building Store, Elemental Solutions, Alan Clarke and Mike Whitfield Construction, along with architect Adrian Cook, have completed a newly-certified Passivhaus, Ty Casim, and it’s a perfect example of mixing the old with the new.

The technology within power tools continues to evolve to make the products more efficient and effective, longer lasting and easier to use. The inclusion of brushless motors in the latest generation of tools has brought further benefits for tradespeople. Here, Makita explains how brushless motors work and the advantages over…

Cheryl and Martin began building their family home in 2016. It was last year that they came to the stage of the build where they needed to fit doors and windows. The couple wanted a company that would be reliable, knowledgeable and produce quality products that would complement their brand-new…

11 Jul 2019
With UK Government making a clear commitment to the rapid decarbonisation of heat with the introduction of a future homes standard mandating the end of fossil-fuel heating systems in all new build homes from 2025, self-builders are in a prime position to lead the way by incorporating eco-friendly building techniques…

Christian Rehn of National Ventilation answers your questions about ventilation, explaining the benefits of installing effective ventilation in your self-build home. But with so much choice on the market, where should you begin?

Period properties are hugely popular for their historic charm and character. While owning a period property can be incredibly rewarding, it does also require a lot of TLC and therefore often presents the homeowner with various challenges.

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