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PRODUCT FEATURES


21 Reduce waste


and save on costs


Tarmac Cement’s Dr Bill Price explains why it’s important give mortar and cement careful consideration and how the right product can result in reduced wastage and costs.


23 A green partnership


Heat pumps are often paired with underfloor heating, but a system


featuring low-H2O radiators could provide greater comfort, control and efficiency. Jaga UK’s Claire Owen discusses why implementing renewable heating needs a ‘whole system approach’ to work best.


CASE STUDY


12 Barn stormer


In order to build in the Kent green belt, Richard and Susan Skelly had to exactly replicate the dimensions of an old barn they were replacing. Roseanne Field reports on how this constraint has given their home a unique character


REGULARS 4


News 8


Ask the Expert: Shedding some light


10


Interior Inspiration: Floors & Floor Coverings


29 Secrets of Success:


Back with a bang! may/june 2018


27 The hot topic


With awareness of smoke and fire protection needs at an all time high, Hinge manufacturer A Perry & Co explains how safety goes beyond alarms.


43 Untangling the issue


31


Doors, Windows & Conservatories Supplement


41


Home Styling: Scandi balance


50


Timber & Joinery Showcase


51 Classified & Directory


Long delays and landfill costs from dealing with Japanese knotweed could be a thing of the past thanks to new methods available to selfbuilders, explains Nic Seal of Environet.


45 Eco performers


Michelle Alcock of Teknos offers an insight into environmentally- friendly paints and how their performance has come on leaps and bounds.


47 The view from


the showroom


Howarth Timber researcher and blogger Kat Jacklin outlines key kitchen trends identified for 2018 and beyond.


PRODUCTS


SITE PREPARATION Building Products & Services 18


BUILDING FABRIC


& EXTERIORS Bricks, Blocks & Cement 17 Cladding & Facades


Glass & Glazing Heating &


Renewable Energy


Rainwater & Greywater Products Roofing


19 26


20


25 25


Smoke & Fire Protection 27 Timber & Joinery


25 FIXTURES & FINISHES


Bathrooms & Wetrooms 39 Fires & Fireplaces


39


Floors & Floor Coverings 42 Kitchens & Appliances


46


Landscaping & External Finishes


42


Paints, Coatings & Sealants 42 Stairs, Balustrades & Balconies


42 www.sbhonline.co.uk 3


CONTENTS MAY/JUNE 2018


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