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Category Archives: How To Guides & Advice

  • 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

  • Loft Insulation Buyer’s Guide

    There’s nothing like the shock of a cold snap (or a three-figure utility bill) to put loft insulation at the forefront of your mind. But why wait until winter? ...Read More

  • What is the best way to soundproof an apartment window?

    When living in an apartment in the city, higher noise levels are inevitable, but it can sometimes lead to sleepness nights and being unable to relax in your home. Although ...Read More

  • What is the best kind of insulation for a shipping container home?

    It’s becoming more and more popular to convert shipping containers for a range of reasons, whether it’s due to the ability to transport them, the sustainability factor involved, ...Read More

  • Glass wool or mineral wool – which is best for insulation?

    When insulating a building it is important to ensure you have the best insulation for the job. Fibreglass and mineral wool are two of the more popular types of insulation ...Read More

  • Why you should insulate interior walls

    Although most homes will already have the necessary insulation according to building regulations, more and more people are getting their interior walls insulated in their homes, and there are plenty ...Read More

  • What are the benefits of vacuum insulated panels?

    When it comes to thermal insulation, vacuum insulated panels (VIPs) offer one of the best modern solutions. Increasing steadily in popularity over the last few years, they now represent the ...Read More

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