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Can you use imperial size bricks with metric blocks when building a new cavity wall?

Can you use Imperial Size bricks when building a new cavity

We occasionally get asked how to incorporate imperial size bricks into a cavity wall build, sometimes because bricklayers tell their customers that this will pose a ‘nightmare’ for them. Buildings which incorporate any other size of bricks than standard metric…

Can you use imperial size bricks with metric blocks when building a new cavity wall?

28 Feb 2020

We occasionally get asked how to incorporate imperial size bricks into a cavity wall build, sometimes because bricklayers tell their customers that this will pose a ‘nightmare’ for them. Buildings which incorporate any other size of bricks than standard metric and standard metric blocks can present a new challenge for inexperienced bricklayers or those who are very set in their ways. Our response is always that it really is quite simple…

How to upcycle junk to create a warehouse party venue from a building site

How to upcycle junk to create a warehouse style party venue

We look into what are the essential elements to create a warehouse style party and the criteria for making sure it is safe to turn your site into a warehouse party venue

How to upcycle junk to create a warehouse party venue from a building site

08 Jul 2019

Building projects can take a long time to complete and be expensive. If you have a special birthday or event which you would like host within your house but the building project is taking longer than expected or you want to take a breather from builders and costs for your own health, and  if your project is up to the watertight shell stage, you could host your party within the building site by making a few cheap improvements to the…

Our Guide on Getting Period Home Extensions Right

Our Guide on Getting Period Home Extensions Right

If you have recently purchased a period property you could well be considering extending your house. People often look to extend their house because they need more space, often after they’ve had children and realised that kids stuff takes up lots of room.…

Our Guide on Getting Period Home Extensions Right

24 Jun 2016

If you have recently purchased a period property you could well be considering extending your house. People often look to extend their house because they need more space, often after they’ve had children and realised that kids stuff takes up lots of room.

Green deal solid wall insulation

Solid wall insulation

Benefit from The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) in your Victorian house, a new incentive scheme open to all householders in England and Wales wanting to improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Green deal solid wall insulation

16 Jul 2014

What you need to know in order to benefit from this in your Victorian houseThe Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) is a new incentive scheme open to all householders in England and Wales wanting to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The scheme allows Householders to claim back up to 75% of the total cost of the installation of internal or external solid wall insulation, up to a maximum value of £6,000, making this high…