Features
  • The bane of clay roof tiles

    In the latest of our Goofs on the Roof series, Mat Woodyatt of BMI Redland, looks at concerns regarding c ...

    In the latest of our Goofs on the Roof series, Mat Woodyatt of BMI Redland, looks at concerns regarding clay tile delamination. The quality of raw materials and the manufacturing process largely deter ...

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  • House building advice for small developers

    Alli Gay of CHI Homes reveals the planning challenges facing small developers. We face very dif ...

    Alli Gay of CHI Homes reveals the planning challenges facing small developers. We face very different planning challenges to the national house builders. Indeed, more than half of small buil ...

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  • When cavity wall insulation fails

    In the latest of its building defects series, Safeguard Europe looks at cavity wall insulation, the failu ...

    In the latest of its building defects series, Safeguard Europe looks at cavity wall insulation, the failure of which wrecks the energy performance of a wall – and worse. With up to 35 per cent of heat ...

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  • Inside the Dulux Academy: advanced spray application

      In the latest instalment of our series on the Dulux Academy, Professional Builder attends its Adva ...

      In the latest instalment of our series on the Dulux Academy, Professional Builder attends its Advanced Spray Application – Airless course. Having arrived at AkzoNobel’s head office in Slough, w ...

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  • What can you do when a customer doesn’t pay?

    Knowing your rights, and what you can do when a customer doesn’t pay, is really important – which is ...

    Knowing your rights, and what you can do when a customer doesn’t pay, is really important – which is why Scruffs Workwear has launched its #PayWhatYouOwe campaign, as Chris Mellor-Dolma ...

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  • Why you should consider using chemical anchors

    Chemical anchors can often be overlooked when searching for a fixing solution as users shy away from thes ...

    Chemical anchors can often be overlooked when searching for a fixing solution as users shy away from these seemingly complicated products; when in reality an exceptional fixing performance can quickly ...

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  • The history of Yale locks

      It is said that it was the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I that provided the impetus behind Willenh ...

      It is said that it was the patronage of Queen Elizabeth I that provided the impetus behind Willenhall’s lock-making industry, and the abundance of coal and iron found in the Black Country certa ...

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  • How sheds are supporting men’s health

    There are woodsheds, potting sheds, tool sheds, summer houses, huts, ‘lean-to’s, man caves and just, well ...

    There are woodsheds, potting sheds, tool sheds, summer houses, huts, ‘lean-to’s, man caves and just, well…good old, fashioned shed sheds, but whatever these marvellous little garden creations are call ...

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  • Van review: Mercedes Sprinter

    Professional Builder’s Kieran Nee gets behind the wheel of Mercedes-Benz’s latest Sprinter. Launched in D ...

    Professional Builder’s Kieran Nee gets behind the wheel of Mercedes-Benz’s latest Sprinter. Launched in Dusseldorf earlier this year, we finally got a chance to give the newest iteration of the Merced ...

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  • Is your van liable for pollution charges?

    Pollution charges could severely damage Euro5 van values across the UK, according to Dan Powell of Honest ...

    Pollution charges could severely damage Euro5 van values across the UK, according to Dan Powell of Honest John Vans. Charging drivers of older diesel vans to enter cities like London and Birmingham wi ...

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