Achieving thermal comfort within a timber frame …

Timber housing has long been an iconic feature of cold environments. The Nordic nations, Canada and Switzerland are just some of the countries best-known for…

Top 10 reasons why you should give lime …

As a lime plaster and insulation expert, I often come across the misconception that lime as a building material is somehow old-fashioned but, in actual…

Building Regulation: Draft Documentation Part R

In building regulation speak -another letter down the alphabet with the publication of a new draft section of the Approved Documents- Part R which has…

VAT on self-builds and DIY conversions

If you’re building a new home or converting an existing property into a dwelling, you can claim VAT on certain goods and/or services under the…