Brick & block or timber frame?

Not sure which structural system will suit your project? Check out our guide to the pros and cons of the two leading contenders When it comes to choosing a self build system to suit your project, the views of your architect or house designer and the local availability of trades and materials will all come […]

Basic fabric upholstery maintenance

Make your upholstered pieces last longer by choosing the right fabric and by heeding these tips. Locate your pieces properly The location of your seating furniture may also affect the wear and tear of fabric. Upholstered furniture situated under direct sunlight may easily fade, and everyday use may wear out the fabric immediately. Avoid placing […]

Fine flooring

This buyer’s guide to flooring will help you achieve a practical and attractive surface that suits your home, lifestyle and budget. The style of your home, budget considerations, personal taste and lifestyle are all factors you need to think about when sourcing flooring for your home. You need to create a balance between functionality and […]

Structural insulated panels

We take a closer look at the make-up of these wall and roof elements and why they suit energy-saving homes. If you’re at the stage of looking into construction routes for yourself build project, you may well have encountered structural insulated panels (SIPs). A variant of timber frame, SIPs are pre-insulated, factory-made elements that form […]

Don’t be stumped by hardwood flooring

Cozy oak, durable hickory, modern cork and exotic bamboo — what flooring do you envision when considering a home remodel? Often this important surface material stumps homeowners, and sometimes ends up as a confusing afterthought. Flooring covers a vast amount of your home’s square footage, so choosing the right product can truly make or break […]

Luxury limestone

Durable and beautiful, this luxury limestone will exceed all expectations. The initial brief from the client was very specific “I need something I can use inside and outside. It must be a natural stone, durable, hardwearing, non-slip, salt- and chlorine-safe, and which won’t look out of place on a large rural property.” It was clear […]