Inspiration and advice for your building project
Choosing the right type of brick is one of the most important decisions you will make when building a new home.
Answers to the questions most commonly asked by those looking to use or repair render
A look at the latest materials on offer, together with the reinvention of a few favourites
If you live in one of the so-called ‘stone belts’, you may well have to build in stone to satisfy the local planners. You may actually prefer to build in stone – it’s usually very attractive – but it’s a great deal more expensive than brickwork.
Mark Brinkley considers the different types of render, such as white, pre-coloured and lime render, and the purpose that render serves as an external finish.
How to choose the right brick (and bricklayers) for your building project
Often houses built during the 1950s, ’60s and even into the ’70s were built using cheap bricks or featured panels of concrete tile hanging or pebbledash — none of which do much in terms of aesthetics for the façade of a house. One of the very best ways...
A guide to the process of bricklaying and a detailed look at the detailing including bonds and mortar
Timber cladding is more popular than ever - but how do you get it right? Our guide reveals all.