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HOW TO BUILD AROUND UNCERTAINTY

 

So the General Election came and went - but we are still no nearer to knowing how our impending exit from the European Union will pan out.

Did you notice how the currency...

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BLOCK AND MATERIALS SHORTAGES

Have you got a new building project coming up?

The continued shortages in the UK means you need to think months ahead, not weeks.

We first began lettin...

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HOW TO TRANSFORM YOUR GARDEN

If you’re anything like us, we’re fed up of the rain and we’re longing for a summer filled with barbecues, blooming flowerbeds, and a relaxing place to enjoy a long drink in the garden after ...

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NEED MORE SPACE? GREAT! BUT DO YOU MOVE OR IMPROVE?

Read on for expert help in making the right decision…

If you need more space but love the area you live in, do you move to a bigger and (probably) more expensive house,...

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MULTI-LAYER FOIL INSULATION: THE PERFECT INSULATOR WHEN SPACE IS AT A PREMIUM

It’s widely known that if we want to keep our buildings warm and prevent heat loss, we need to insulate our roofs.

Traditionally that’s meant adding as much PIR insulation as we can f...

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ENGINEERED TIMBER JOISTS - THE FREEDOM OF ANY INTERNAL ROOM LAYOUT WITHOUT THE CONSTRAINTS OF TRADITIONAL TIMBER JOISTS

If you’ve ever been frustrated when you’re creating the internal layout for your build, then realising the work you’ll need to put in using timber floor joists…. you’re not on your own. I...

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PORCELAIN - A NEW KIND OF OUTDOOR PAVING FOR 2015

When choosing outdoor paving, we’re spoiled for choice. For years we’ve enjoyed the beauty of granite, fired stone, limestone, concrete, slate, brick, sandstone and marble – all of which can ...

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THE UK’S BRICK SHORTAGE NEEDN’T COMPROMISE YOUR BUILD – BRICK MATCHING IS PROVING TO BE A SUCCESSFUL SOLUTION.

It’s no secret that there’s currently a shortage of bricks in the UK. The last recession hit the building industry hard, and brick manufacturers either scaled down supply or went out of busines...

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ARE YOU BUILDING IN TO A HILLSIDE?

Land that’s approved to build on is at a premium in the UK, so it’s not unusual to find new-build constructions within the British landscape that are giving our builders a few more challenges.<...

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10 SIMPLE TIPS TO ENSURE A SUCCESSFUL WINTER BUILDING PROJECT

Winter doesn’t mean you have to down tools.

Follow our advice and you’ll keep on building right through to spring...

1. Do a little planning – look at t...

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHOOSING AND USING THE BUILDER'S FRIEND... PLASTERBOARD

Are you really getting the most from your plasterboard?

Plasterboard is one of the most versatile, easy-to-use and cost-effective building products available. From simple space division...

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THE PRODUCTS EVERYONE WANTS TO GET THEIR HANDS ON THIS SUMMER...

Despite the unprecedented brick shortage this year, Britain’s passion for building is as strong as ever, and we’ve seen demand spike in recent weeks for these five products – our summer 2014 ...

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NEED MORE SPACE, BUT DON'T WANT TO, OR CAN'T AFFORD TO, MOVE?

A loft conversion with light-giving Velux windows will give you extra room and can add value to your home too.

House prices are rising again… and while it’s encouraging news for the...

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HOW TO PUT UP A FENCE IN ONE DAY – ESSENTIAL TIPS REVEALED!

Whether you’re a landscape gardener or a proud home-owner, a good, solid, timber fence will look great and protect your property through flag-cracking sunshine or the iciest of cold snaps, not to...

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NEED HELP WITH YOUR ROOF TRUSS DESIGN?

Are you building an extension, new house or larger commercial developments? Hopefully this guide we’ve put together will give you more of an insight in to the Roof Truss mar...

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TIME TO WARM THOSE COLD FEET!

With winter just around the corner and temperatures plummeting by the day, we thought it would be a good time to assess the different systems available on the market for underfloor heating and wher...

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WATER TREATMENT PLANTS, ARE THEY A WASTE OF TIME?

Not if you're in the market for a safe and environmental solution to dispose of human and household waste.

Treatment plants - What are they and how do they work?

A waste water...

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HELP WITH CHOOSING THE RIGHT CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS

Construction solutions for just about any application

Have you got a specialist requirement for construction mortars, chemicals and admixtures?

With such an extensive range of...

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RAINWATER HARVESTING TANKS, A GREAT GREEN WAY TO SAVE WATER AND MONEY

Making the most of your water

In these tough economic times people are always looking for ways to save on their monthly expenditure. Although not the cheapest thing to buy initially, wa...

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SAVING ENERGY FOR YOUR HOME WITH GREEN DEAL

Green Deal is a government backed initiative helping homeowners and businesses to save money in the long term by making energy-saving improvements to their properties.

W...

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VELUX WINDOWS - MARKET LEADING QUALITY

Bring a little light in to your life

Whether you're creating a new loft space, adding light for extensions or looking to get light in to the deepest, darkest depths of your property,

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING THE RIGHT LINTEL FOR THE JOB

To coincide with our Deal of the week we thought we would take a look a more in depth look at the s...

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A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO BUILDING A METAL STUD WALL

Rather than the traditional timber stud wall, many people these days are choosing to construct a metal stud wall. It's quick, easy to install, and elimates having to work with twisted or bent timbe...

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LOOKING FOR A DISCOUNT

Fancy a deal?

Since February this year, we decided to run a new campaign... DEAL OF THE WEEK. Every week we set up a week long deal offering discounts and savings to ou...

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THE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO LAYING A PATIO

Now the supposedly drier weather is upon us, it’s the time of year when we think about improving our garden areas. With this is mind, we have put together this handy guide to help with the laying...

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A LOOK AT THE COLOURS AND USES OF GRAVEL

A question we often get asked is 'what colour is your gravel?' The simple answer is that this varies dependant on the location they are quarried from. In some areas, gravel is also dredged from riv...

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LOOKING AT DIFFERENT HARD LANDSCAPING PRODUCTS FOR THE SPRING AND SUMMER

Beautiful ideas for the garden

In today's modern world people are always looking for something unique and stylish, products that really do set them apart from the masses.

Just...

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ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS THAT CAN SAVE MONEY IN YOUR HOME.

There is a growing trend among Britain’s homeowners to become more environmentally friendly. We take a look at the changes people are making to their homes and the benefits of understanding eco f...

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIRING A SKIP.

A Complete Guide to Skip Hire

Here at Buildershop UK we offer professional skip hire services to both industry professionals and home owners. There is a lot to think about when hiring a...

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MADE-TO-MEASURE CONCRETE BEAM FLOORING. ALTERNATIVES TO TIMBER AND CONCRETE SLAB

Whether its a commercial development, new housing, extension or even just to form a base of any sort, Buildershop UK can be of assistance. We can offer nationwide supply of

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WE CAN HELP TRANSFORM YOUR GARDEN WITH DECORATIVE GRAVELS AND AGGREGATES.

It's coming round to that time of year again when we start to look at improving and tidying up our gardens. At Buildershop UK we have a large range of dRead more...

MAKING YOUR HOME MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT IN 2013

Energy bills have become more expensive and fears of global warming are rising. Many people are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint, help the environment and save money on bills. The ...

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THE RISING TREND OF DIY

A DIY culture has sprung up in the UK propelled by the recession, rising living costs and a trend for the bespoke. A recent survey carried out by HSBC bank indicated that 73% of Brits were more lik...

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AN IN DEPTH LOOK AT CAST IRON GUTTERING, PIPES AND DRAINAGE

Restoration and new build

Cast Iron Guttering and Pipes provide a top quality finish to any building,...

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BUILDERSHOP UK LTD

A big friendly hello from the team

Welcome to the new Buildershop UK website!

Buildershop UK are pleased to announce the launch of our latest up to date E-commerce website.

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