SMART modular construction

Why SMART technology should be considered during manufacturing A modular build can be completed up to 50 per cent quicker than traditional construction methods. However, this time saving can be compromised if installers need to add time on to incorporate... View Article

Fast and fabulous

The Jaffreys wanted a home that would look good, be energy efficient, was future-proofed and importantly, could be built quickly, and a timber kit was the answer When the Jaffrey family set about building their own home near the village... View Article

Celebrating the Simply Outstanding

Put it down to perfect timing, with the heightened interest in offsite technology, combined with the abundance of outstanding projects and it is easy to see why the 2019 Structural Timber Awards surpassed all previous events in terms of the... View Article

Setting the right standards

Standards and regulations are important. They make sure your vehicle is safe on the road, ensure tools work effectively and help keep doors and windows in place and secure for years to come. However, ensuring everything you do is compliant... View Article

Highland Housing Alliance shortlisted for UK-wide award

Highland Housing Alliance has been shortlisted for the “Best Regeneration Project” award at the Inside Housing Development Awards Inside Housing is a key industry body in the UK social housing sector, and the Development Awards are some of the most... View Article

SIPs vs traditional construction

Ian Clay of SIPS@Clays offers a few points to consider when choosing the build method for your new home and why SIPs deliver the perfect solution compared with traditional brick and block construction With so many decisions to be made... View Article

A sustained effort

The end result of Sarah and Andy Ball’s somewhat gruelling self-build saga is a sleek, modern ‘forever’ home in Derby, with wide-open views of landscape plus space, comfort and sustainability Over the past couple of years we have tracked the... View Article

Familial territory

While most people undertaking a project will buy an unfamiliar plot or house, possibly even in an unfamiliar area, a couple in Cheshire took the opposite approach, building next door to the in-laws Some would shy away from a property... View Article

Pellet stoves: style and substance

Specflue’s Ian Sams explains why pellet stoves offer an ideal heating solution for self-builders, from their environmental credentials and aesthetic appeal to the best units’ ease of use and installation As any self-builder knows, the secret to a successful project... View Article

Child’s play

Play experts Foamë offer a ‘how-to’ guide on taking the right steps towards creating a safe home environment for children which still looks great While children should always be monitored, their curious nature means that it can seem impossible to... View Article

Shoreham Beachbox plans get the green light

Internationally-renowned development company Boxpark has received planning permission to create a landmark seafront dining destination and community cafe on Shoreham Beach. The Brighton-based firm – who are behind acclaimed casual dining and retail developments in Shoreditch, Croydon and Wembley – received approval... View Article