Kitchens that make sales

Andrew Story of Moores says tapping into kitchen trends can influence buyers’ decisions, and explores current trends from scandi retro to ‘slow living.’ When potential buyers step into a show home, they want to see their dream kitchen. Kitchen trends... View Article

Managing your build’s bottom line

Despite the numbers of self-builds growing rapidly, getting the right advice on mortgages can be tricky. David Lownds of Hanley Economic Building Society outlines the basics of self-build financing, and gives some tips on how to manage your build’s budget... View Article

Make a house a home with Königstone’s Monaco

Königstone, renowned for durable, high-quality worktops, has added a new colour to the popular Königquartz portfolio: Monaco. The pale grey shade incorporates a marble-like effect with a natural-looking grain to create a unique and stylish surface. As quartz is one... View Article

The brick essentials

With an increasing number of homeowners choosing to pursue self-build or embark on self-renovation work, Simon Taylor of Ibstock examines one of the key considerations for any self-builder – the aesthetics as well as function of the bricks they will... View Article

How to create a house that has kerb appeal

The term ‘kerb appeal’ refers to how appealing the exterior of a property is when viewed from a street. Fortunately, there’re many things you can do to boost a property’s kerb appeal, and many of these efforts are low effort... View Article

SmartTalk® Pro – your online HIU engineer

Evinox take another step forward in ‘Smart’ heat interface unit technology development, with a new monitoring and diagnostics web portal – ‘SmartTalk® Pro’. This provides contractors with remote access to each HIU on site using any web enabled device, and... View Article

The future is modular

It’s no secret that the UK is suffering from a housing crisis. Modular homes are seen as the answer. Modular homes are designed to be incredibly energy efficient – some costing just £1 per day to run – and efficient... View Article

Reclaimed retreat

A timber cabin in the woods, designed as a tranquil Cornish rural retreat, has been carefully crafted from reclaimed, natural and sustainable materials As a Cornish farmer, Bob Coad has always held strong opinions on ecology and the merits of... View Article

Traditionally eco

An eco-afficionado achieved his dream to create a Passivhaus home in Leeds, but it had to be traditional in style so wasn’t plain sailing As a solicitor by profession, Stephen Cirell took a very methodical approach to planning his first... View Article

Is it time to overhaul the rental sector’s court system?

Patrick Mooney asks whether the new housing ministers will overhaul the legal system for the rental sector The change of Government ministers responsible for housing policies is likely to see some significant changes in the relationship between Whitehall and landlords... View Article

Rubio® WoodCream

Rubio WoodCream is a zero percent VOC water-based cream, that provides instant protection for your verticle exterior wood and also makes wood water repellent. This water repellant character acts as a self-cleaning function that ensures less maintenance and cleaning in... View Article