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How to Make a DIY Pizza Oven
Jul 04, 2017

Bricks

There’s nothing better than homemade pizza, especially in a real wood-burning oven. It’s actually a lot easier to make than you think, so take a look at the instructions below so you can enjoy authentic, homemade pizza all through this summer.

Should I Use MDF or Plywood?
Jun 26, 2017

Bricks

MDF and plywood are both affordable and strong timber sheet materials that are popular among builders, gardeners, DIYers, and crafters alike. The cost and versatility of these materials means that you can use them for practically everything, but it’s important to know the strengths and limitations of your materials. We’ve put together a quick guide to help you choose between plywood and MDF for your project to get the best outcome.

Brexit Hasn’t Hurt Small House Builders
Oct 14, 2016

Small House Build

There’s been a lot of nervousness about Brexit in the construction industry, and across a lot of industries in general, but a few months after the referendum we can start to feel more confident about our prospects looking forwards.

Construction Post-Brexit
Sep 19, 2016

Construction

Whatever your views on June’s Brexit vote, there’s no denying that it has had an economic impact on the UK. While many of the initial changes were due to panic (like the stock markets dropping and then regaining all their lost capital just 3 days later), other slowdowns seem like they will take longer to resolve.

The Importance of Brick Matching
July 29, 2016

Bricks

Brick matching is an essential service, especially if you are building an extension onto an existing home. Experts such as Lawsons’ brick matchers will help you find the right colour and texture of brick to ensure that the addition blends in with the original structure.