25 Feb 2019
News that the UK is aiming to ban gas grid connections to new-build homes from 2025 serves as a clear indication that the development of sustainable eco homes of the future should, in fact be the homes of today. Here, Stephanie Gregory, Marketing Manager at the Kensa Group explains more.
04 Feb 2019
Many people dream of increasing the size of their property, but do you need planning permission to extend? Here Gareth Boyd, Director at 2020 Architects, explains everything you need to consider.
Burglaries are reported to increase during the winter months, leaving many UK homes vulnerable to opportunistic thieves at this time of year.
Fixed air conditioners have become common in many homes in the UK. They keep you comfortable throughout the day and can significantly aid sleeping at night through hot spells. The energy savings are thought so important that the Government has now introduced a scheme where it charges 5% VAT instead…
04 Feb 2019
No matter where you are installing a floor, the colour is an important consideration. The wrong choice can create disastrous results making the room look unsightly.
Your garage door probably isn’t at the forefront of your mind when designing your self-build but it can make a significant difference to the end result. There’s an abundance to choose from – here, i-build has chosen a few favourites.
Over the centuries, zinc has proven to be a reliable, durable, corrosion-resistant and attractive metal for use in roofing and cladding. In this article, Marta Danylenko, Marketing Manager at materials search engine Matmatch, explains the history, applications and benefits of using zinc for roofing and cladding.
18 Dec 2018
Sash windows have timeless appeal and can be found on historical and period properties across the UK. Unfortunately, they are not known for their energy efficiency despite being renowned for their visual appeal.
Renovating a period property is a labour of love. Amongst the nice decisions, such as which Farrow & Ball paint to choose or whether to use William Morris wallpaper to make a feature wall in the dining room, there are also some much more prosaic decisions that you will have…