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Trespa Pura NFC specified for new...

Discovering Trespa’s high pressure laminate cladding provided the answer to a design conundrum for a stylish new residence on the outskirts of...Read More

British Gypsum – Couple flexible...

After moving house in September 2015, Thomas Oliver and Erika Harris purchased a three-bedroom property in Oxford and planned to adapt the house for their...Read More

Introducing Terrabase Rustic

An innovative, porous paving solution from Addagrip Terraco Ltd   Addagrip, the leading resin surfacing specialists, are delighted to announce their...Read More

Innovative interiors

If you thought what's under your floors and walls was purely functional, it's time to think again. Rooms Made For You offers some incredible...Read More


Flexseal, the UK's leading coupling manufacturer, is now distributing the Floodbreaker range of flood defence products which offers comprehensive...Read More

Polypipe Home Solutions: a stylish...

With the rising cost of energy bills more and more homeowners and renovators are looking for ways to make savings. With this change in consumer...Read More

The Grand Guide: Brick

The Brits have a fondness for bricks. Like Yorkshire pud and Sir Trevor McDonald, they have a special place in our hearts. It’s no surprise then that 80...Read More


To paraphrase Le Corbusier, the history of architecture is the history of the window. Windows are the eyes of the home, letting in light and framing the...Read More

Using Concrete

What is concrete? Concrete is a mix of cement, water and aggregate - rocks and sand. It is liquid when first formed (the less water in the mix, the...Read More

Concrete – Eco Choice?

Concrete usually gets a bad rap from environmentalists, and understandably so, but there are eco pros and cons The quarries from which the...Read More

Plastic and Rubber Cladding

When it comes to making a striking statement, there are no cladding materials more versatile or brimming with possibility Plastic and rubber can...Read More

Metal Cladding

Whether left to form a natural patina, or powder coated with vibrant colour – metal adds modern glamour and shine Forget corrugated iron industrial...Read More

Wood Cladding

Whether you choose western red cedar shingles or oak shiplap board, wood brings a natural sense of style Natural and sustainable, wood is a cladding...Read More

Building with Kits

They've been around for over a century, but the standard and design has improved considerably Kit houses are mainly in timber-frame, although there...Read More

Building with SIPs

The construction industry has used Structural Insulated Panels for years, but it's now filtering into the self-build market too Most involve some...Read More


Sustainable wood is now so widely available and easy on the budget, it’s a crime not to use it in your home There really is no excuse for not using...Read More

Building with Prefab

Eco-friendly qualities and bespoke design mean modular building is on the up With its individual designs, green credentials and high quality of...Read More

Building with Cob & Straw

It's great value and in plentiful supply, could cob and straw be the right material for your project? We have been making our homes with it forever,...Read More

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