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  • Surecav 25: Lower U-Values

    Surecav’s latest development continues to put it at the forefront of the space race! No stranger to the pages of Professional Builder these past ten years ...

  • Hope Cement: Hope for Us All

    The cat, and much more besides, is out of the bag with the announcement of a new cement offering through the merchant channel. Professional Builder finds ...

  • Flood Professionals: Helping Prevent Flood Damage

    Become a Flood Professional Certified Contractor and your work levels are set to rise for the foreseeable future! Flooding once more hit our TV screens an ...

  • ISO-Chemie: Airtightness Vs. Ventilation

    Peter Thompson, General Manager of ISO-Chemie UK, gives insight into the trade-off between airtightness and ventilation in sealing products.   The le ...

  • British Gypsum On Approach to Design

    BRITISH GYPSUM CHAMPIONS EVIDENCE-BASED APPROACH TO DESIGN British Gypsum is launching a new online portal to provide industry professionals and building ...

  • 10,309 New Homes Registered In January 2016

    NHBC figures show that 10,309 new homes were registered to be built in January 2016. The number of registrations fell by 9% compared to January 2015 (11,3 ...

  • AKW: What to Consider with a Wetroom

    Paul Tingey, Director of Customer Services at AKW explains the main issues that impact on wetroom design. Traditional bathrooms are notoriously difficult ...

  • Apprentice Profile: Heat Engineer Sophie Jenkins

    Award winner Sophie Jenkins is paving the way for women in the sustainable energy industry. At the Geberit Awards, 25-year old Sophie Jenkins won the Youn ...

  • Bristan Survey Shows Plumbers Still Key

    Despite the advent of the digital world and an increasingly style-savvy consumer profile, a new survey by Bristan has revealed that plumbers still play a ...

  • Watch Electric Underfloor Heating Installation

    A new electric underfloor heating video from Myson UK has been released online to help installers. Myson Product Manager, Sarah Macfarlane explains, “Elec ...

  • The Power of Infrared Heaters

    After flood water swept through the Carlisle home of Paul Higgins and his partner Julie Simpson in December, Paul installed Herschel Far infrared heaters ...

  • APHC Issues Legionella Warning

    The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has issued a warning about the importance of quality legionella training following the death of ...

  • Meet the ‘Cladman’!

    Been there, done it and now he has got the t-shirt! It’s fair to say that when it comes to all matters to do with cladding, carpenter James Gibbens wears ...

  • Roger Bisby Takes Hitachi’s Cordless Circular Saw for a Spin

    Roger Bisby takes the Hitachi Brushless Cordless Circular Saw out on site to gauge some reactions. At one time most cordless circular saws were really und ...

  • Arbordeck: Composite Decking

    By 2020, it’s estimated that the composite decking and railing market will be worth £2.2 billion. Arbordeck, a composite decking specialist, talks us thro ...

  • Spax: A Company Profile

    Professional Builder talks with Spax, the manufacturer of screws.   Many of our readers will have become familiar with the Spax brand of screws in re ...

  • Win a Triton Biscuit Jointer!

    Win 2 Biscuit Jointers from Triton! The latest product from the Triton precision woodworking range is the TBJ001 – a powerful 760W biscuit jointer with ca ...

  • See the Sabretooth Trade Saw from CK Tools (and Win One!)

    THE RIGHT TOOLS FOR THE JOB Graham Godfrey, Brand Manager at C.K tools, looks at efficiency issues faced by apprentices and the importance of using qualit ...

  • Dulux: Water-Based Trim Paints

    Dulux explains why you should make 2016 the year to switch from solvent to water-based trim paints. Fifty years ago, virtually all paint products were sol ...

  • Made Great in Britain: Gripit

    He was the boy who slayed the dragons but his ‘fix’ for adventure is only just beginning! His story quite literally gripped the nation. At just 17 the bab ...

  • Toupret: Fill the Difference

    Jim Newark of Toupret explains why his company’s new range of skim fillers is a welcome breath of fresh air for homeowners and decorators alike. Whether i ...

  • Watch: Decorating Tips from Sandtex Trade

    Sandtex Trade is producing a series of videos to give decorators the complete picture on exterior painting. ‘This Is Sandtex Trade’ is a series of five vi ...

  • BDA Provides Advice on Brick Longevity

    The Brick Development Association offers some advice on ensuring the longevity of brickwork In order to enhance durability, it is important when selecting ...

  • Ibstock and the Future of Bricklaying

      Professional Builder talks to Andrew Halstead-Smith, Group Marketing Manager from Ibstock Brick, about the future of building with brick.   Th ...

  • Win a Pointing Hawk Set!

    Win one of three Pointing Hawk Sets. Unlike on a conventional hawk, the recently invented Pointsman Pointing Hawk’s ergonomic handle is at 60° from the ho ...

  • Thompson’s: Waterproofing Masonry

    Thompson’s Development Chemist, Ross Sellars, offers some advice on tackling chimneys and the importance of waterproofing. All masonry chimney constructio ...

  • British Gypsum: Magnetic Attraction

      Nottingham-based contractor, JWS Property Services, has helped to create a home with a difference using a plaster innovation from British Gypsum Th ...

  • Insulation: EcoTherm’s Ecoliner

    Roger Bisby reports on a job where EcoTherm's Ecoliner saved the day. We hear a lot about reducing our carbon footprint, and saving money on fuel bills, b ...

  • Catnic: To Bead Or Not to Bead?

    Professional Builder takes a look at how a range of high quality, stainless steel plasterbead and mesh from building components manufacturer Catnic has he ...

  • Plasterspot: The Invention That Hits the Spot

      Professional Builder’s Lee Jones catches up with a Sheffield-based spreader who’s invented a spot-on solution for the trades “It all began when we ...

  • Marley Eternit Sitework App

      A new, easy-to-use app delivering 90 years of roofing installation, compliance and specification expertise to the fingertips of contractors has bee ...

  • Fakro: Flat Roof Windows

    For years, when it came to installing windows in a flat roof, builders and home owners never had much in the way of choice. All that changed with the intr ...

  • Cembrit Ridge Tiles

    The choice of ridge tile is the height of importance on any roofing project. Ged Ferris, Marketing Manager at Cembrit, explains why. In the vast majority ...

  • Rockwool Sound Insulation

    James Mills, product manager at Rockwool, takes a look at the build-up of noise in our homes and why this could be good news for builders We’re becoming m ...

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