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  1. Mega Guide to Roofing Beams, Joists, Rafters and Trusses

    Mega Guide to Roofing Beams, Joists, Rafters and Trusses

    No matter the style of roof you have, its structure will be largely made up of and supported by timber in various forms. These primarily include beams, joists, rafters, and trusses. While each of these differ from one another, they all share the same task: supporting the live and dead weight of your roof, supporting the walls of your home, and offering a space for ventilation and insulation. In other words, these elements are vital parts of any well-constructed home.

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  2. Roofing Felt Buyer’s Guide

    Roofing Felt Buyer’s Guide

    Roofing felt is one of the most common materials used to cover lightweight garden buildings or even large industrial premises. A felt roof is cost-effective, watertight, and can last for decades. Most commonly made from bituminous fibres, with several different ways to install it, roofing felt is a solid choice for many projects.

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  3. How to Clean Roof Windows

    How to Clean Roof Windows

    If you’ve recently installed some beautiful roof windows into your home, you’re sure to be amazed at the staggering amount of natural light that now washes over your living space. If you’d like to enjoy these views all year round, it’s vital to keep your windows clean and well-maintained. This won’t just maximise your enjoyment, but also the lifespan of your new roof window.

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  4. Architecture vs The Golden Ratio: Which Famous Buildings Are Most Beautiful?

    Architecture vs The Golden Ratio: Which Famous Buildings Are Most Beautiful?

    From the Great Pyramid of Giza, to the Colosseum in Rome, there are so many examples of iconic architecture across the globe. Some of humanity’s greatest structures were built thousands of years ago, but others are just a few years old. Now, we’ve all got our own opinions, but can we truly say which buildings are the most beautiful? Well, thanks to an ancient algebraic equation, we can.

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  5. 2021's Biggest Sustainable Building Trends Revealed

    2021's Biggest Sustainable Building Trends Revealed

    There’s no denying that 2020 brought many changes to our lives, one of which was the chance to reflect on our own health and wellbeing. Many homeowners however, also turned to the health and wellbeing of their properties, and whilst improving them, made a very clear choice to go green. We looked into hundreds of pieces of Google Search Data across the last two years to determine which building materials and construction styles are set to really take off in 2021 and beyond.

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  6. Mega Guide to Insulation Thickness

    Mega Guide to Insulation Thickness

    Fitting effective insulation into a property has many benefits. These include keeping your home at a more comfortable temperature all year round, saving money on utility bills, cleaner internal air, and many more.

    But many homeowners come to us wondering what thickness of insulation is right for their project. With so many options on offer, it can be a daunting prospect for a first timer, and that’s why we’ve written this handy guide.

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  7. 5 Ways to Stop Condensation Around Your Home

    5 Ways to Stop Condensation Around Your Home

    Condensation is part and parcel of living in a climate that can be both freezing in the winter and boiling in the summer. This is as our homes are built to keep us both warm and cool, which can be a challenge to achieve in unison. Whilst modern homes made with innovative materials are making this possible, houses built before the 1990s may suffer from condensation.

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  8. Fakro Loft Ladder Sizes Guide

    Fakro Loft Ladder Sizes Guide

    Known primarily for their outstanding range of roof windows, FAKRO also manufacture a fantastic selection of loft ladders. Designed to provide safe and easy access without taking up too much space, FAKRO loft ladders are a wonderful choice for any home.

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  9. Does Home Insurance Cover Roof Leaks?

    Does Home Insurance Cover Roof Leaks?

    If your home is suffering from a roof leak, you’ll want to fix it straight away. This is when many homeowners turn to their home insurance, hoping that their policy will help them cover the costs. After all, the main reason most homeowners take out a home insurance policy is to protect them in unforeseen events like this. But will your home insurance cover roof damage, or repairing it? The answer is, it depends entirely on your circumstances, and your exact policy.

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  10. How to Repair a Leaking Porch Roof

    How to Repair a Leaking Porch Roof

    Porches are fantastic structures. They add to the square footage of your home, offering extra storage space, protect you from the elements, and add another layer of security to your front door. But what if you notice your porch roof is leaking?

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