How to hire a man and van in Liverpool

Liverpool is a large, thriving city that is just as diverse and full of opportunities as London or Glasgow. With a population of only 500,000, this city is far less dense than other large cities of its calibre. Additionally, Liverpool’s... View Article

The quickest way to book a plumber in Bournemouth

Creating a pros and cons list of every plumber in the area would be great if you have the luxury of time. Unfortunately, plumbing problems happen at the most unexpected of times, usually when you’re having a stressful week at... View Article

Choosing the right storage company in Brixton

So you have finally decided to rent a storage unit. That’s great! However, dozens, if not hundreds, of storage facilities are scattered across Brixton and the surrounding area. If you’re new to the whole idea of renting a storage unit,... View Article

A guide to plastering a period home

Before you considering painting a wall in a period home, it’s important to look to see if the wall requires some repair work. If the plaster has been steadily deteriorating over the years, but the overall building structure is fine,... View Article

Do you need to update the fuse box in your house

Most people can easily locate the fuse box (or consumer unit) in their homes. This is often found around the front of the property. The fuse box regulates every electric circuit in your home which makes it the place you... View Article

How to add value to your home

The housing market may have taken a downturn at the start of the year, but things are on the up – in part thanks to the Government’s stamp duty holiday. If you’re thinking of putting your house on the market... 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

How to renovate a house without all the stress

Typically, home improvement projects can be stressful due to some factors such as planning, finding a good contractor to work with, and budgeting for the project. This is why we have come up with these tips and tricks to help... View Article

Five steps to a more sustainable self-build eco-home

Our building legislation contains many sustainability standards to be met. But for many self-builders these are merely the starting point rather than the finish line. Passive House advocates, for instance, argue that the sole focus on carbon emissions, rather than... View Article

Ask the Expert: Why we need permeable paving & SuDS

Chris Hodson of Interpave answers the questions on why a responsible approach to rainwater drainage – in both new and existing homes – is key WHAT’S WRONG WITH OUR DRAINAGE? As our towns and cities continue to grow, more rainwater... View Article

Making the most of MMC

Oliver Rehm of kit house provider Baufritz discusses the increasing move towards offsite ‘modern methods of construction’ (MMC), why self-builders should consider it, and what offsite manufacturers can do to help them on their journey What is your assessment of... View Article