Highland Housing Alliance shortlisted for UK-wide award

Highland Housing Alliance has been shortlisted for the “Best Regeneration Project” award at the Inside Housing Development Awards Inside Housing is a key industry body in the UK social housing sector, and the Development Awards are some of the most... View Article

SIPs vs traditional construction

Ian Clay of SIPS@Clays offers a few points to consider when choosing the build method for your new home and why SIPs deliver the perfect solution compared with traditional brick and block construction With so many decisions to be made... View Article

A sustained effort

The end result of Sarah and Andy Ball’s somewhat gruelling self-build saga is a sleek, modern ‘forever’ home in Derby, with wide-open views of landscape plus space, comfort and sustainability Over the past couple of years we have tracked the... View Article

Armourcoat sponsors Talk To Me project

As part of this year’s designjunction, multi-award winning British designer, Steuart Padwick showcased Talk To Me: a powerful and engaging two-piece interactive installation situated along King’s Boulevard in King’s Cross. These large-scale works, standing over five metres high, were in... View Article

Pushing the boundaries of home entertainment

New innovations in technology designed to mitigate the risks in wet environments are pushing the boundaries of where AV equipment can be enjoyed in the home. Will Uttley of ProofVision looks at the latest products Over the past two decades,... View Article

CCL Wetrooms launch tilesure waterproofing & decoupling membrane

CCL Wetrooms have launched Tilesure, a new Butyl Waterproofing and Decoupling Membrane, suitable for waterproofing wetroom floors on timber and solid floors.  Tilesure is an evolution of the market leading RIW Tilesafe bitumen-based membrane. Tilesure is a 1.4mm self-adhesive membrane... View Article

Green-tech unveil their new 2020 product catalogue

Green-tech has announced that their new 2020 product catalogue is now printed and available for all their customers, architects and garden designers across the UK. The catalogue is packed with over 13,000 products for tree planting in a rural and... View Article

Get a head start with Rapid Level CT 3220 from Mapei

Rapid Level CT 3220 is the latest addition to Mapei’s extensive product range, offering a levelling compound that promises a quick drying time of just 45 minutes prior to the installation of ceramic and porcelain type tiles. Suitable for internal... View Article

Create cost effective falls on a flat roof

Tapered insulation can be retrofitted as part of the waterproofing system during the refurbishment of a flat roof where drainage falls are insufficient. A tapered scheme is quick to install as the insulation upgrade and falls are applied in a... View Article

Familial territory

While most people undertaking a project will buy an unfamiliar plot or house, possibly even in an unfamiliar area, a couple in Cheshire took the opposite approach, building next door to the in-laws Some would shy away from a property... View Article

Pellet stoves: style and substance

Specflue’s Ian Sams explains why pellet stoves offer an ideal heating solution for self-builders, from their environmental credentials and aesthetic appeal to the best units’ ease of use and installation As any self-builder knows, the secret to a successful project... View Article