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Multipanel: Pretty Muddy, Race for Life

A team from Multipanel, the UK’s leading bathroom and shower panel specialists, took part in Cancer Research’s, ‘Pretty Muddy Edinburgh Race for Life’. The team led by HR Manager Maureen Flannigan managed to raise a fantastic £1,700. The event was... View Article

Grand Designs Live Preview

New and returning brands set to inspire from 11-15 October at Birmingham’s NEC Grand Designs Live, proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, returns to Birmingham’s NEC from 11 – 15 October 2017. The event promises to break through the conventional... View Article

Working it from home

The hottest interior trends are making their way into the home office and what’s more, they could actually be aiding your productivity. Abby Chinery looks at the most desirable decor trends that you should be adopting. When it comes to... View Article

Editor’s comment – September/October

This month we feature two self-build projects which vividly illustrate the rich variety which is present in schemes across the UK. Our case study (on page 22) is a fairly extraordinary black-painted house sitting on a Cornish clifftop, which may... View Article

Choose a paint that lasts with TeknosPro’s Futura Aqua 40

The answer for maintaining windows, doors, conservatories and other joinery, Teknos Futura Aqua 40 is a waterborne urethane alkyd based paint with a highly durable semi-gloss finish. Suitable for interior and exterior use, the product is designed for professionals and... View Article

Launch of the UK’s first plot shop

The UK’s first ever ‘plot shop’ was officially opened on 7 September 2017 in the town of Bicester by Housing and Planning Minister, Alok Sharma. Located right on the high-street, this one-of-a-kind outlet will sell plots of land on the... View Article

Pump it up

Max Halliwell of Mitsubishi Electric answers your questions on air source heat pumps and explains their particular benefits for self-builders What is so good about air source heat pumps versus traditional heating options for self-builders? The future of heating is... View Article

LuxLite – The premium pitched rooflight from Roof-Maker Ltd

LuxLite is a premium aluminium pitched rooflight for tiled or slate pitched roofs. Designed and manufactured by market leading company Roof-Maker Ltd, LuxLite has a clean, contemporary design, and comes available in bespoke sizes up to industry leading three metres... View Article

Class 0&1 is not good enough

For years we have spoken of Class 0&1 BS476 Parts 6&7. Now is the time we asked for 30 & 60 minutes fire protection. Once fire get to a product it is only one minute & it will burn even... View Article

Blending the old with the new

Sat on a hillside near Penzance, the owners of The Grange – a family home – required an extension to add to their existing space but which would also incorporate a twist of contemporary living. The brief was to construct... View Article

Right to Build Task Force announces deputy ambassadors

The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA)’s Task Force has announced the three latest recruits who will be joining the association’s team of ‘ambassadors’ to help boost and integrate self- and custom-build housing across the UK. NaCSBA’s founder Ted... View Article

DCLG clarifies definition of self-build for planning

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has updated its planning practice guidance in order to provide clearer definitions of what self-build as well as custom-build means. The updated guidance also explains more clearly how many serviced plots of... View Article
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