Tag Archives: construction

Under-floor heating: the warm truth


It is no secret that our energy use has to shrink by 2020, due to government concerns and strict construction issues now being enforced.

The rising cost of supply, combined with global warming, makes energy-efficient technologies essential today. Floor heating – which uses 30% less energy than warm water heating and over 10% less than ceiling radiation plates – is well placed to reduce energy consumption, cutting carbon emissions and slashing energy bills. Read the rest of this entry

Working from home meets todays architecture


Working at home is becoming so common that people are starting to talk about something called a ‘work home’. One of the commonest types of work home is the suburban house with a shed at the bottom of the garden fitted out as an office, its perfect for the small business that needs to be flexible and limit overheads- an architectural practice for example.

But what about when clients visit? They’re not going to be overly impressed by a garden shed that limits light and space: Its needs to be made into a piece of architecture, a true demonstration of its occupants ’skills. Read the rest of this entry

Giving your home a facelift……


Home owners dread the day that work is made to their homes which they have spent years perfecting, it is both expensive and an inconvenience. No one dreams of having a crumbling home, or the unfortunate subsidence but these things need to be improved before the interior should be even touched. Renovating the interior when the outside is on its last legs is a disaster waiting to happen, not only will you waste all your money inside, you are effectively ignoring the bigger problem. Read the rest of this entry