Latest Articles

LED by efficiency & style

Kitchens and bathrooms are increasingly being used for more than just their functionality. Dave Simpson of YESSS Electrical looks at how recent lighting developments can be harnessed to maximise a... View Article

Doors of perception

Kloeber’s Matt Higgs corrects some myths on sliding door performance, saying they are a thing of the past. The image in many people’s heads when they think of a sliding... View Article

Controlled spirals

Antonia Harding of British Spirals & Castings dispels the myth that spiral staircases are dangerous and explains how they can be used effectively and safely in your project. With their... View Article

Fired up about brick’s creative potential

That most traditional British method of masonry house construction, good old-fashioned brick, remains popular with self-builders. As the Brick Development Association’s Andrew Eagles says, that’s down to the material’s creative... View Article

Digitising Custom Build

Digitising Custom Build is a collaborative R&D project, funded by Innovate UK, combining the skills of NaCSBA, Stickyworld, Slider Studio, HTA Design LLP, Axis Design Architects, Facit Homes and Commusoft. Together... View Article

Construction industry reacts to Brexit

The weeks following Britain’s shock decision to leave the European Union have seen a lot of uncertainty over what the future holds. The immediate effects of the referendum result were... View Article
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Latest Projects

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Salusbury Road

Overlooking the Paddington Old Cemetery and located next to Queens Park, the project – 40 percent of which will be affordable housing – sees the bones of a 1930s furniture depository retained whilst creating a landscaped oasis to the rear... View Project

Premier Inn, Ipswich

Kingspan Timber Solution has worked with ISG on a number of challenging contracts. We were asked to consider a timber frame construction for this 6 storey hotel and... View Project
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The Solar House, Leicestershire

The Solar House project has two aims: Proof of Efficiency To demonstrate that it is both practical and affordable to build Zero Carbon houses, powered only by the sun’s energy all year round. Adaptability To use the data from the... View Project

Sky Den Tree House, Northumberland

Architect George Clarke has lifted the lid on his extraordinary tree house project right here in the award-winning Kielder Water & Forest Park. Created in collaboration with designer William Hardie, the Sky Den features a triangular pod with a spectacular... View Project

The Tree House by Jon Broome Architects

The Tree House is a customisable house-type, adaptable to the customer’s choice of three, four or five bedrooms – including a ‘bunkhouse’ option. It also offers a choice of relationships with the site’s lakeside, including a main living space set... View Project

COR3 Living

Shelton Hawkins Architects present COR3 LIVING – an exciting new Passivhaus design for lakeside living. A contemporary new design for a super-insulated house that requires almost no conventional heating. COR3 LIVING is based on the idea of supporting, servicing and... View Project

Wasserhaus

Wasserhaus is a pasive house design that integrates sustainable living within a lifestyle that will actively change the way you live through innovative design. The Design Sun, water and air are crucial to our survival, the Wasserhaus is designed as... View Project

Bell Hagg Inn conversion

The former Bell Hagg Inn, Crosspool, Sheffield was originally erected in 1832 as a five-storey house for Dr Hodgeson before becoming a public house at the beginning of last century. The property that overlooks the Rivelin Valley from Manchester Road... View Project
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Aldcliffe Yard, Lancaster

H2O, a partnership between niche property development company bloc and the Canal & River Trust, is introducing house buyers to the new concept of ‘custom-build’ on a canal heritage site, Aldcliffe Yard, situated in a city centre conservation area off... View Project
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