Mind the gap

Comfort is the difference between building a home not a house, and thermal comfort plays a huge role in this. Here, Debbie Phillips, National Business Development Manager from Keylite Roof Windows looks at the best approach to ensure your selfbuilds... View Article

Reclaiming control

Rob Lea had always wanted to design and build his own home, and convert an old barn, so when the opportunity came to do both – using reclaimed materials – he jumped at the chance TEXT Roseanne Field IMAGES Rob... View Article

Snickers Workwear – Cool and Smart this Summer

Lightweight Shirts, Shorts and Trousers make working on site a breeze this summer. Everyone needs to be cool, dry and safe at work this summer – to maintain wellbeing and working efficiency on site. That’s why Snickers’ new Topwear will make work... View Article

The evolution of Shou Sugi Ban

Shou Sugi Ban, also known as Yakisugi, is an ancient Japanese technique that preserves wood using fire. Although fire is known to be hazardous to wood, strange as it may sound, when used in controlled measures, it significantly improves wood’s... View Article

Contemporary alternatives to steel doors

IDSystems range of Building Regulations compliant, thermally-broken aluminium Heritage Doors offer the perfect solution for those replacing Crittall™ style doors on renovation projects or looking to add character to a new self-build home. Designed to match the appearance of traditional... View Article

2020 and beyond

2020 has been a difficult year for so many families and businesses as we have had to face up to the COVID-19 pandemic. For much of the year so far, the UK and countries around the world have been closed... View Article

Whatever the job, Norbord has a wood panel for it!

Norbord’s new fully interactive engineered wood panels product guide is proving to be an invaluable online resource for housebuilders, specifiers and architects.  A simple click on the tabs at the side of the guide opens up the chosen product, application... View Article

Self Build: the process and considerations

A Proctor have been running a series of Webinars which have proved extremely successful due to their educational and topical nature. Its next Webinar runs at 10am on Friday 10th July, and will cover cover the following topics: Self-Build options... View Article

Königstone achieves NSF Certification

The high quality of Königstone’s KönigQuartz range can be depended on to add beauty and elegance to the kitchen. And it is 100 per cent safe! The exceptional calibre of these surfaces has now been endorsed with the award of... View Article

CaberWood MDF continues to shine

Norbord’s CaberWood range of Medium Density Fibreboard (MDF), the longest standing portfolio on the market, is one of the most versatile. The board is tough, easily worked and ideal for a vast range of building applications – from skirting boards,... View Article

Traditional kitchen taps in fashion

The kitchen has always been the heart of the home and the recent lockdown has seen people spending more and more time in this space; socialising in a family bubble, cooking, home schooling, crafting – the list goes on. People... View Article

Create a dream kitchen with Keller’s Terracotta Dreaming

Keller’s latest creation, Terracotta Dreaming, offers homeowners the opportunity to enjoy an elegant kitchen with all manner of trendy accessories; an example is pictured here with open shelving and copper highlights such as lighting or bowls (as pictured). The muted... View Article

Earthborn doubles silicate colours

Exterior masonry is probably the toughest test of all for a paint. It needs to be durable and weatherproof, as well as good looking and not all masonry paints were born equal. Ecopro Silicate Masonry Paint is a highly durable, breathable... View Article