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Soundproofing Regulations: Part E

Part E (Resistance to Sound) of the Building Regulations sets out the soundproofing standards for new homes and conversions. It deals with dividing walls and floors, and also requires some sound insulation internally to protect…

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Beginner’s Guide to Biomass Boilers

Biomass is perfectly suited to a larger home like this which requires a considerate heat output The last few years have been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for biomass. There’s been a huge increase…


Internal Timber Cladding Guide

Recently, painted tongue-and-groove cladding has seen something of a resurgence, adding a touch of country-chic for those looking for a quick, cost-effective decorating solution. This cladding comeback isn’t just focused on traditional and classic design…


Ground Source Heat Pumps Beginner’s Guide

Ground source heat pumps (GSHPs) may seem complex, but they are quite simple bits of kit. Here’s everything you’ll need to know if you’re thinking of installing one in your home. What is a Ground…


Building Regulations

Planning permission is largely subjective and governs whether you can build at all and, if so, what your new home will look like. Building Regulations (Building Warrant in Scotland) are, on the other hand, largely…