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Rendered beautiful

Rachel Wilson of K Rend discusses the rise in render’s popularity for new buildings, and its use in creating desirable as well as long-lasting finishes. Once a favoured product for existing buildings, rendering has now become a mainstream finish for... View Article

New Crittall steel window meets tough specification

Latest advancements in high performance Crittall steel window design have been successfully combined with traditional aesthetics to meet the exacting standards demanded by one of the United States’ major Ivy League universities.  Both client and architect called for neo-Gothic style... View Article

Equitone: Evoking the natural beauty of fibre cement

Fibre cement mineral composite materials combine outstanding physical and aesthetic properties. For more than a century, the combination of mineral materials, water, air and heat has been transforming the exteriors of buildings around the world. Due to the nature and... View Article

frameXpress – Reputation for excellence

frameXpress Ltd is a leading trade fabricator with an established reputation for excellence, supplying premium windows, doors and conservatories to the building and self building industries. The portfolio includes a diverse range of ‘A+’ rated high performance pvc-u products with... View Article

Coloured Rads for Self Build

Stelrad has made a name for itself as a ‘one stop shop’ for all things radiators with the widest range of styles and designs. The options in its decorative and designer ranges are ideal for providing a focal point for... View Article

New ESi heating controls brochure

A leading heating controls manufacturer and distributor ESi has released its brand new heating controls range brochure introducing its new 5 series range designed to be fully interchangeable by the home owner. The latest ESRTP5 range is packed with energy... View Article

Historic Chocolate Works preserved with Sika Sarnafil

Eight years after being put on the ‘At Risk’ register by English Heritage, the landmark Terry’s Chocolate Factory has a new lease of life, following extensive refurbishment. The 1926, Grade II listed building now starts a new chapter as a care... View Article

Easy, Safe access between floor

EASY STAIR provides EASY, SAFE access between floor levels from the very earliest stages of construction. Easy Stair is now available for hire making it suitable for one off builds and self builders. The temporary staircase really does make life... View Article

Sto helps new heatlh care centre win architectural awards

A palette of different materials provided by Sto has helped transform a successful architectural design competition entry into an award-winning community healthcare centre in Northern Ireland. The company’s superior StoTherm Classic external wall insulation system, StoRend Cote render and StoLotusan... View Article

Preparing smart home installations for the future

Matt Nimmons, Managing Director of CEDIA® EMEA, provides self-builders with the latest advice on how to install smart home installations that can stand the test of time and what elements need to be considered when designing a wider home integration... View Article

Kingspan provides premium solution for community housing

Residents of two community housing blocks in Ashton-under-Lyne are enjoying the benefits of a more energy efficient home, thanks to a major insulation retrofit featuring the premium performance of Kingspan Kooltherm K5 External Wall Board. After experiencing issues with the... View Article

Meet the kitchen specialists’ choice

You may already know Keller Kitchens for high quality, Dutch fitted kitchens. In the Netherlands, where the company produces around 2,500 kitchens every week, the 80-year old company is big news. Big as in ‘559.741 sq feet of state-of-the-art production... View Article

The Perfect Match – new C.1 tap fitting collection

C.1 harmonises perfectly with all contemporary, linear bathroom ranges by Duravit. Designed by Kurt Merki Jr., the iconic tap fittings with their perfectly proportioned look form a natural synthesis with washbasins and bathtubs perfectly complimenting the room with an unpretentious... View Article
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