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Latest Issue : October 2016


The October issue of HbD includes our regular ‘product round-ups’ which, as always, showcase the latest exciting and innovative products available.

Our product features in this issue include:

  • Fires & Fireplaces
    The greener way to add warmth
    As well as adding warmth to a home, a woodburner also adds eco-credentials. Ariana Hardison-Moschopoulou of Stovax explains how to pick and install the stove or fire that works best for your development.
  • Glass & Glazing
    Opening up to bi-folding doors
    Steve Bromberg, general manager at Express Bi-folding Doors describes the considerations to bear in mind when factoring bi-folding or sliding doors into property plans.
  • Groundworks & Sewage Treatment
    Septic tanks: not as simple as they seem
    Dave Vincent of Kingspan Klargester warns that septic tank installations carry legal risks if done incorrectly.

  • Kitchens & Appliances
    The heart of the home
    The kitchen is arguably one of the biggest selling points of a house. Lianne Butterfield of Richmond Kitchens explains how a durable and on-budget kitchen can still provide a stunning, on trend space for buyers.

  • Social Housing
    A smarter approach to value
    Martyn West of Altro explains why pursuing cheap flooring options in environments for social housing could prove to be a false economy, on the basis of safety, durability, cleaning and maintenance costs.

  • Sustainable Housebuilding
    Improving whole system efficiency
    Communal heating schemes – where the heating and hot water is delivered to a number of properties from a central plant room – are becoming more widely seen, especially in new build high rise apartments.

  • Underfloor Heating
    The case for UFH – laid out for developers
    Installing water based underfloor heating (UFH) in a property provides many benefits to both housebuilders and homeowners, but many of these benefits are not widely understood.

    This issue also includes show previews for London Buildas well as our Sustainable Housebuilding Showcase.

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