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WHICH BRICK SHOULD I USE FOR MY EXTENSION?

Discover the ideal brick types for your extension, focusing on durability and seamless integration with your existing building structure.

Deciding on an extension for your house is always...

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ARE MF CEILINGS SUSTAINABLE? CONSIDERING ECO FRIENDLY HOMES

Explore where metal frame ceilings fit in the eco-friendly home trend, balancing sustainability, style, and modern construction techniques.

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CHIPBOARD FOR FLOORS: BLENDING DURABILITY AND PRACTICALITY

Explore the ultimate guide to chipboard flooring, a perfect blend of durability, cost-effectiveness, and practicality for modern homes.

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THE ENDURING STRENGTH OF TIMBER FOR ROOFING

Discover the unmatched durability and practicality of timber for roofing in our comprehensive guide, from selection to maintenance.

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WHY METAL STUD PARTITION WALLS ARE A GAME CHANGER: BUILDING THE FUTURE

Explore the revolution in construction with metal stud partician walls, blending durability, flexibility and sustainability for the future of building.

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CONCRETE BLOCKS & BREEZE BLOCKS: FUNCTIONALITY IN BUILDING DESIGN

Delve into the world on concrete and breeze blocks, where durability meets design flexibility, shaping the future of construction.

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SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANTS, ARE THEY A WASTE OF TIME?

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

Unveiling the efficiency of sewage treatment plants: How they work, permission requests, sizing, operational costs, and more.

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HOW TO INSTALL AN MF CEILING SYSTEM IN 7 SIMPLE STEPS

How to Install an Metal Frame Ceiling System.

Learn how to effortlessly install an MF ceiling system in just 7 simple steps for the perfect ceiling finish.

MF ceiling systems ...

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C16 & C24 SAWN AND TREATED TIMBER: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK

Dive into the world of C16 & C24 sawn & treated timber, a resilient softwood used in construction. Learn more about it's strength, versatility & where it's best applied.

C16/2...

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SOUND PROOFING SOLUTIONS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY: HOW TO KEEP NOISE LEVELS LOW

Explore cutting-edge sound proofing solutions for the construction industry and discover how to maintain tranquil environments with minimal noise.

Noise pollution is a serious issue in to...

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FIRE RESISTANT PLASTERBOARD: HELPFUL INSIGHTS

Explore the world of fire-resistant plasterboard. Learn how it's made, it's made, it's applications, and the importance of proper installation for fire safety. 

Gypsum plasterboard w...

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CAVITY INSULATION: WHICH IS THE RIGHT ONE FOR YOU?

Discover the importance of choosing the right cavity insulation for your building project. Learn about various insulation materials and their benefits. 

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THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION: HOW TECHNOLOGY IS TRANSFORMING THE INDUSTRY

From 3D modelling to drones, explore the technological revolut...

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8 ADVANTAGES OF PLYWOOD FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

Discover the advantages of plywood in construction projects, from strength to minimal waste and different plywood designs for various applications.

The humble sheet of plywood could argua...

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SOUND INSULATION FOR YOUR BUILDING: REDUCE NOISE TRANSFER

Discover the key to serentiy: sound insulation for your building. Reduce noise and create a peaceful environment with top products. 

Noise reduction is as important to your build as ...

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BUILDING SUPPLIES AFFECTED BY COVID JANUARY 21

Discoer how Covid-19 impacted building supplies in January 2021, causing shortages and price increases in the construction industry. 

Advisory piece on building supplies affe...

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THE EFFECT OF A NO DEAL BREXIT ON THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

Explore the impact of a no-deal Bexit on construction materials and costs, and the importance of planning ahead in this uncertain landscape. 

All economic planning in the constructio...

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PLANNING PERMISSION ESSENTIALS: UNDERSTANDING REQUIREMENTS FOR YOUR BUILDING PROJECT

Discover the essential requirements for planning permission in your building project. Get insights into the process and avoid costs delays. 

It is never ok to assume that a small bui...

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9 TOP TIPS FOR BUILDING AN EXTENTION ON YOUR HOUSE

Building an extension on your house? Follow these 9 tips to manage your budget, stick to your design, and choose the best builder for your project. 

You’ve made the decision to sta...

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KEY THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUILDING YOUR OWN HOME

Building your own home? Here are the key things to consider

 

You’ve secured the perfect plot and you’re ready to take the next big step in building your dream home. ...

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7 TIPS FOR PERFECTING HEALTHCARE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

In healthcare construction, perfection is key. Learn from the experts at MTX with these 7 tips for successful modular construction projects. 

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HOW TO FIND LAND TO BUILD ON

Five ways to find land to build on

Finding land to build on in the UK can be a challenge, but it's not impossible. Find 5 tips to help you locate the perfect plot for your construction ...

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HIRE A PROJECT MANAGER TO REMOVE THE STRESS OF A HOUSE BUILD

Hiring a project manager for your house build can streamline the process, source materials efficiently, and ensure a smooth project from start to finish. 

When building a house, soli...

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HOME WEATHERPROOFING FOR STORMY WEATHER

Prepare your home for stormy weather by securing fences, checking roof tiles, and sealing cracks to avoid costly damage and ensure safety. 

Autumnal winds are blowing - which means t...

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NAVIGATING CONSTRUCTION CHALLENGES: STRATEGIC PLANNING IN TIMES OF MARKET UNCERTAINTY

In times of market uncertainty, strategic planning is essential for construction projects. Securing materials early is crucial to avoid delays and rising costs. 

So the General Elect...

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SHORTAGE OF AERATED BLOCKS & MATERIALS: HOW TO NAVIGATE

Have you got a new building project coming up?

To navigate the shortage of aerated blocks and materials, plan ahead to avoid delaysand rising prices due to PFA scarcity, and explore alt...

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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.

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

Engineered timber joists offer customisable room layouts, quick installation, and cost savings, making them a builder's dream solution. 

If you’ve ever been frustrated when you’r...

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PORCELIAN PAVING: AN EXCITING NEW OUTDOOR PAVING OPTION

Explore porcelian paving, a durable and modern outdoor paving option, offering low maintenance and a consistent finish for stylish outdoor spaces. 

When choosing outdoor paving, we...

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BRICK MATCHING SERVICES: A VALUABLE AID IN THE UK'S BRICK SHORTAGE

Overcome the UK's brick shortage with our brick matching services, ensuring your construction seamlessly matches existing structures. 

It’s no secret that there’s currently a sho...

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DAMP PROOFING MEMBRANE ENSURING YOUR HILLSIDE BUILD IS SAFE

Master hillside building with our guide on using damp proofing membrane, ensuring your project remains safe and enduring against the elements. 

Land that’s approved to build on is ...

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SUCCESSFUL WINTER BUILDING PROJECT: 10 SIMPLE STEPS TO ENSURE IT RUNS SMOOTHLY

Winter doesn’t mean you have to down tools.

Navigate Winter building projects with ease using our 10-step guide, ensuring your work continues smoothly through the colder months. ...

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PLASTERBOARD 101: YOUR COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MAXIMISING EVERY BUILD

Are you really getting the most from your plasterboard?

Learn to maximise every build with our comprehensive guide on plasterboard, offering key insights into its versatility for fire r...

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

Stay ahead with our top 5 building materials that are essential for your projects this summer, from concrete mixers to sleek paving stones. 

Despite the unprecedented brick shortage ...

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CONSIDERING A LOFT CONVERSION? GAIN MORE SPACE WITHOUT MOVING OR BREAKING THE BANK!

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

Transform your home with a loft conversion! This guide shows how to create...

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FENCE PANEL INSTALLATION: HOW TO PUT A FENCE UP IN ONE DAY

Master fence panel installation in just one day with our step-by-step guide, perfect for landscape gardeners and homeowners alike. 

Whether you’re a landscape gardener or a proud h...

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ROOF TRUSS DESIGN: A PROFESSIONAL'S GUIDE

Discover the intricacies of roof truss design in our professional's guide, covering everything from basic types to complex applications in construction. 

Are you building an extensio...

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INVEST IN UNDERFLOOR HEATING THIS WINTER

Discover the history and options of underfloor heating systems. Make your home cosy and energy-efficient this winter. 

With winter just around the corner and temperatures plummeting ...

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HELP WITH CHOOSING THE RIGHT CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS

Construction solutions for just about any application

Discover a wide range of construction solutions for every application. explore Forscroc's specialised products in detail. 

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RAINWATER HARVESTING TANKS: GREEN WAY TO SAVE WATER & MONEY

Making the most of your water

Save money and the environment with rainwater harvesting tanks. Learn how these systems can provide sustainable water solutions. 

In these t...

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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: DISCOVER MARKET-LEADING QUALITY & VARIETY

Bring a little light in to your life

Experience the brilliance of VELUX windows, offering quality, variety, and innovation to illuminate your living spaces. 

Whether you'...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CHOOSING THE RIGHT LINTEL FOR THE JOB

Find the history and significance of steel lintels in construction, and why selecting the right lintel for your project is essential. 

To coincide with our

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METAL STUD WALL CONSTRUCTION: A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE

Dive into the world of metal stud wall construction with our comprehensive step-by-step guide, perfect for both beginners and experienced builders.

Rather than the traditional timber stud...

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TOP OFFERS ON BUILDING SUPPLIES & BUILDING MATERIALS WITH BUILDERSHOP UK

Fancy a deal?

Start your building project with top deals on supplies and materials - our weekly specials offer unbeatable savings on essentials. 

Since February this year...

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LAYING A PATIO: STEP BY STEP GUIDE

Your complete step by step guide to crafting the perfect outdoor space and laying a patio, from initial planning to the final touches. 

Now the supposedly drier weather is upon us, i...

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A LOOK AT THE COLOURS AND USES OF GRAVEL

Uncover the top colours and uses of gravel, a natural choice for enhancing your garden and outdoor spaces. 

A question we often get asked is 'what colour is your gravel?' The simple ...

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HARD LANDSCAPING PRODUCTS FOR YOUR SPRING & SUMMER PROJECTS

Beautiful ideas for the garden

Discover hard landscaping products for your spring and summer projects. Your guide to enhancing outdoor spaces. 

In today's modern world pe...

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SOLAR PANELS & RAINWATER HARVESTING: ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS THAT CAN SAVE MONEY IN YOUR HOME

Explore eco-friendly home solutions and learn how solar panels and rainwater harvesting can cut costs and benefit the environment. 

There is a growing trend among Britain’s homeown...

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HIRING A SKIP.

A Complete Guide to Skip Hire

Read our skip hire guide and get expert tips on disposal options, selecting the right size, and understanding placement and permit requests. 

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MADE TO MEASURE CONCRETE BEAM FLOORING: ALTERNATIVE TO TIMBER & CONCRETE SLABS

Explore our tailored alternatives to timber and concreate slabs for all construction needs. 

Whether its a commercial development, new housing, extension or even just to form a base ...

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DECORATIVE GRAVELS & AGGREGATES: TRANSFORM YOUR GARDEN WITH OUR EXPERT HELP

Transform your garden with Buildershop UK's range of decorative gravels and aggregates, perfect for driveways, paths, and features at competitive prices. 

It's coming round to that t...

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR HOME MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT

Find key steps for enhancing home energy efficiency, saving costs and reducing carbon footprint. 

Energy bills have become more expensive and fears of global warming are rising. Many...

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DIY TREND: A RISING CULTURE

Harness bespoke skills for home improvements, save money and the environment. Join the UK's growing DIY culture for unique, eco-friendly creations. 

A DIY culture has sprung up in th...

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CAST IRON GUTTERING, PIPES & DRAINAGE: AN IN-DEPTH LOOK

Restoration and new build

Discover durable, eco-friendly cast ironing guttering and drainage for new builds and restorations. Ideal for any property, ensuring longevity and style. ...

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BUILDING SUPPLIES & BUILDING MATERIALS FROM BUILDERSHOP

A big friendly hello from the team

Explore Buildershop for top building supplies and materials. Unmatched service, great deals and a customer focused experience. Your go-to for all...

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