Making sustainable design beautiful

Creating spaces and buildings that are as eco-conscious as they are design-forward is becoming a pressing requirement for the interiors industry. Russell Owens from Zip Water UK explains why the future lies in making sustainable design beautiful. ‘Sustainable design’ aims... View Article

Wide-span Patio Doors

Patiomaster by Framexpress is one of the best PVCu, inline, sliding patio door systems on the market, with a full range of design options to suit all kinds of self-build and renovation projects. Configurations are available with up to four... View Article

How a WC is helping one man get his privacy back

When electrician Kyle McAdam Whyte arranged to go out with friends four years ago, he little realised the consequences: it would involve him losing even his ability to go to the loo without help. The car in which he was... View Article

Catnic provides a sustainable future for former cow shed

A conversion project in Somerset has utilised a number of products from Catnic to provide practical and sustainable living accommodation, suitable for retirement. Coates Farm has employed Catnic’s SSR2® Standing Seam Roofing and Cladding System as well as Catnic lintels... View Article

SterlingOSB converts campervan into a cosy home-from-home

Norbord‘s engineered wood panel, SterlingOSB, is a fashionable feature in many bars, restaurants and retail outlets due to the earthy, natural look which is en vogue today. Now the FSC-certified board has made it to the uber-trendy campervan world. Anthony Smart, a... View Article

Royal visit marks manufacturing success at Norbord

Norbord, leader in engineered wood panel manufacture, welcomed His Royal Highness, The Duke of York KG to the Inverness factory to commemorate one year of production on its new manufacturing line. The Royal visit marked one year since the first... View Article

Five ways to ensure a successful home insurance claim

GoCompare offers tips on how to avoid joining the 1 in 6 who have had household insurance claims rejected The darker nights of autumn and winter typically mean an increase in burglary rates and weather-related insurance claims. GoCompare Home Insurance shares five... View Article

A triple treat from VEKA Group

Industry-leading systems supplier VEKA Group has added three more strings to its bow, for the benefit of self-builders and homemakers. The Burnley-based PVC-U giant now offers perfectly colour-matched laminated mouldings, clip-on cills and a new, Halo large outerframe option via... View Article

Quick and easy guest room updates

In an ideal world, a Guest Bedroom delivers a luxury hotel-like experience for friends and family. In most UK homes, the reality is it’s a dumping ground crammed with rarely used household items  and bedding that’s decades old.  It’s a... View Article