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  • Everything you need to know about ground source heat pumps

    Sustainability is coming to the forefront of building design as pressure is put on housebuilders to deliver large quantities of home whilst keeping their energy efficiency and environmental impact to ...Read More

  • How to fix timber frame breather membranes

    When renovating an existing building, or constructing a new build with timber framework, timber frame breather membranes are incredibly useful, helping to protect the frame during construction but also keeping ...Read More

  • Everything you need to know about air source heat pumps

    Air source heat pumps are a more environmentally-friendly way to what your home. They require some electricity to run but this will be offset by not using gas and from ...Read More

  • How to cut plasterboard

    Plasterboard is useful material for many DIY jobs and larger-scale jobs but for the DIY user knowing how to cut plasterboard, how to fix plasterboard and how to get rid ...Read More

  • How to fix plasterboard

    You can fix plasterboard in 3 different ways, which often depends on the substrate behind it. For timber frames and partitioning walls then you can use screws or nails. For fixing ...Read More

  • How to screed a floor

    What is screed? Screed is used in a wide range of applications within the construction industry, but it is essentially a thin layer of material, similar to concrete, that is ...Read More

  • Everything you should know about underfloor heating

    Underfloor heating comes in a couple of forms that each have different advantages. Electric underfloor heating and water underfloor heating both offer a luxurious, value-adding style point to your home. ...Read More

  • Access panel sizes

    Access panels from Timloc and Manthorpe come in a range of convenient sizes both square and rectangular. Below is an easy to read table dictating access panel sizes available to ...Read More

  • What are downlight covers used for?

    Downlight covers are used to cover downlights in ceilings to reduce their effect on the building envelope. When a downlight is installed with a cold space above it, heat from ...Read More

  • What types of plasterboard are there?

    Plasterboard is a sheet of gyproc lined on each side with heavy duty construction paper. The type of edging that plasterboard offers depends on whether you need to plaster over ...Read More

  • How to install insulated plasterboard

    Install insulated plasterboard using the direct bonding method for fast, effective and long-lasting installation. All conduits and piping must be installed before installation. Walls must be prepared correctly so before ...Read More

  • How to install loft insulation

    Insulating your loft is one of the most cost-effective things you can do to reduce your heating bills and keep your home feeling warm. Whether you plan on creating a ...Read More

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