What is Shou Sugi Ban cladding

Timber has been used in the building and construction industry, among many other applications, since time immemorial. For starters, wood is an easy and versatile material to work with. It requires minimal energy both in production and installation compared to... View Article

Home hunters given a boost with Stamp Duty holiday

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s landmark announcement of a stamp duty holiday until the end of next March is a huge boost for home buyers that will help get people moving and save movers thousands of pounds. The tax threshold for home... View Article

New affordable homes go local in the Isle of Wight

Sovereign Housing Association’s building 24 new affordable homes in Shalfleet, on the Isle of Wight. This 100% affordable rural development will build a whole new community at the site, with 13 homes for affordable rent and 11 for shared ownership.... View Article

Top benefits of fire doors

If you think having a fire door is in itself a great benefit for the people around, you’re wrong! Regardless of what you have read in several online articles, we will guide you through some intriguing benefits of fire doors.... View Article

Built-in cooking appliances from Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited

From luxurious penthouses to medium-sized family and starter homes, Whirlpool UK’s four-brand approach ensures housebuilders can offer the most befitting appliances to a range of properties that target distinctive demographics. Whirlpool UK Appliances Limited, parent company to KitchenAid, Whirlpool, Hotpoint... View Article

Instant U-value calculations all day, everyday

Easily identify what thickness of EcoTherm Insulation product you need to meet your project’s U-value requirements. EcoTherm’s U-value calculator is simple to use, easy to tweak and provides an instant U-value. When it comes to thermal insulation, getting U-values right... View Article

2020 and beyond

2020 has been a difficult year for so many families and businesses as we have had to face up to the COVID-19 pandemic. For much of the year so far, the UK and countries around the world have been closed... View Article

ProWarm™ Underfloor Heating Systems

If you’re planning a new build, extension or major refurbishment on your property, it may be the perfect time to consider ProWarm™ underfloor heating as an efficient way to heat your home. The ProWarm™ range of water and electric underfloor... View Article

Specification support for housebuilders from VELFAC

VELFAC aluminium / timber glazing provides excellent thermal, acoustic and security performance in a system renowned for its distinctive, low maintenance frame design. High performance windows and doors need expert specification, and we provide the tools and services you need... View Article

Green Homes Grant: A Step Towards Net-zero

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced this week that hundreds of thousands of homeowners will receive vouchers of up to £5000 for insulation and energy saving home improvements. Set to launch in September, the £2bn Green Homes Grant will be targeted towards... View Article

Flood risk calls for Brett Martin’s new StormCrate55

Brett Martin Plumbing and Drainage has provided the answer to managing heavy rainfall with the launch of StormCrate55, an underground modular geocellular unit which is proven as a cost-effective solution to surface water run-off in a wide range of below... View Article

Europe’s First Smart City Quarter powered by Panasonic

Nearly CO2-free heating for 90 households The showcase for social, digital & connected, green & sustainable living has commenced in Central Europe Panasonic’s global Smart Cities portfolio extended with this European Lighthouse project In place to continue surpassing competition regarding... View Article