Product Reviews

The latest product reviews from the UK housebuilding product manufacturers and suppliers

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BIM and Beyond

July 6, 2017 Product Reviews

Steve Menary looks at the take up of Building Information Modelling in the housebuilding industry and where it could be heading. He talks to companies who are helping the digital future of construction

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Open Houses

July 6, 2017 Product Reviews

Tim Palmer reports on the flooring and walling systems that are cost effective, time saving and help contribute to an energy efficient building envelope, not forgetting the importance of good acoustics

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Inside Out

June 7, 2017 Product Reviews

Chris Windle steps outside into gardens, balconies and other spaces to discover how these areas can set the tone of a property and be practical as well as beautiful

Innovative insulation

May 3, 2017 Product Reviews

Insulation plays an important role in boosting the energy efficiency of a home. Tim Palmer speaks to the companies aiding the "fabric first" approach

Taking the heat

May 3, 2017 Product Reviews

Whatever heating system housebuilders choose to install it should be reliable as well as energy efficient. Chris Windle looks at systems that tick these all-important boxes as well as exploring trends and the future of some heating sources

Water features

May 3, 2017 Product Reviews

Steve Menary looks at the systems that mitigate flooding on sites, in particular sustainable drainage systems and the challenges and advantages they present, as well as other rainwater management solutions

Windows of opportunity

April 6, 2017 Product Reviews

When it comes to doors and windows, Tim Palmer finds that kerb appeal, energy efficiency and technology are key

Bringing the Master Suite Home

Bringing the master suite home

March 1, 2017 Product Reviews

Tim Palmer reports on the bedroom furniture sector and finds that there is a strong trend to bring the luxury, class and comfort of the hotel suite into the new home

Everything including the kitchen sink

Everything including the kitchen sink

March 1, 2017 Product Reviews

Energy, style, efficiency, service, stock, price - as Steve Menary discovers, installing the right kitchen requires mastering many key factors and knowing what the customer wants

Breathing space

Breathing space

Feb. 1, 2017 Product Reviews

Tim Palmer returns to the increasingly important matter of good air quality in energy efficient homes. Ventilation has a key role to play in creating comfortable, healthy properties