Featured Products & Services

from the January 2022 issue of SelfBuild & Design


Are you searching for self-build inspiration?

Get inspired with Oakwrights’ “In the frame” series of podcasts and documentary-style videos, featuring top tips from industry experts and insight into the oak frame design and build process. Crafted for you, whatever stage you are at with your oak framed project.

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Discuss your self build project with Potton

Work with Potton’s team of Architects, designers and self-build experts to create something completely individual that meets the precise needs of your family, and specifically addresses the constraints and opportunities of your site.

Book an appointment to speak to one of our expert consultants to discuss your project today!

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Frame Technologies

Achieve energy efficiency, environmental best practice and a cosy, long-lasting home. Frame Technologies is at the forefront of insulated panel technologies, offering the optimal timber frame solution for self-builders. The three TechVantage™ Systems, all unique to Frame Technologies, deliver exceptional energy efficiency and can exceed building regulations to deliver Passivhaus performance.

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Roof Assured by Sika

Extend, renovate, and improve your home with one of the high performance flat roofing membranes from Roof Assured part of the global Sika Group.

Installed by trained installers, backed by guarantees and accreditations and stocked by a nationwide network of roofing stockists. You can rest assured our durable and efficient flat roof membranes not only look good but will protect your home whatever the weather throws at it.

The right roofing product for every project.

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Self-Build Zone


Site Insurance • Structural Warranty • Site Surveys

Self-Build Zone’s Site Insurance provides cover for anyone starting new building works, as well as covering any existing structures on site.

Our Approved Inspectors can aid all survey services you may need during the build or for the warranty provision.

On completion, we can provide you with a Lender approved 10-Year Structural Warranty.

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PlotBrowser.com lists 1000s of selfbuild plots and properties from estate agents and private sellers across the UK. 100% FREE to use - both to search and to list - PlotBrowser can help you find the place to build your new home.

• Building plots • Properties for conversion • Houses for renovation or redevelopment •

* Links to planning documents for most plots * 

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Platinum Lifts


Taking Your Home the Next Level

Thinking about how you can stay in your home if you have trouble walking the stairs? Are your days full of activities with kids and shopping bags to carry up and down the stairs? Or are you just looking for more comfort and convenience?

The Aritco HomeLift is designed to be that extra feature of your home. It is a decorative and spectacular design feature, which makes your home unique. It provides you with that extra feeling of luxury, and it adds value to your home.

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SafeChoice Dura-Room


Garden Buildings of Superior Quality

Dura-Room is an innovative pod system creating the most stunning, beautifully crafted garden rooms that will transform and expand your home living space forever.

Would you like a home gym, office or simply the chill out room you have been craving?

Whether it is somewhere to work, or a simple place to relax and get away, we will create a space peprfectly suited to your need.

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Entrance Doors Redefined

Change the way you think about think with timber alternative doors

At Evolution we offer a totally bespoke service to create a door to your exact requirements. 



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English Brothers


Building truly bespoke timber framed homes since 1929

  • Award-winning self-build specialists
  • Insulation options from 0.10-0,18 W/m2K
  • Nationwide archietctural partners
  • Oak framing options / oak hybrid systems
  • Part or full project managemant optional

Contact us for a free design review and quotation or send us your plans for quotation and appraisal.

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RGB Building Supplies


From foundations to finishing touches, we can help you at every stage of your project

20 branches throughout the South West, with friendly and knowledgeable experts. Loyalty card or Account facilities for self builders.

• 7 Inspiring Kitchen & Bathroom Showrooms

Shop for over 4,000 products online, browse our services and find your nearest branch

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Building • Timber • Kitchens • Bathrooms • Plumbing & Heating • Roofing • Decorating • Tools

Carpenter Oak


Designers and makers of oak framed buildings.

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Avanti Electric

Bringing together 40 years of British design and engineering, the Onyx Avanti delivers the new ultimate in electric fire innovation. Crisp flame visuals appear to dance and soar between true-to-life log effects, dynamically lit from all angles for absolute immersion.

Fires beyond imagination

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Kingspan Timber Solutions


Peace of mind, come wind, rain 

or more rain... with our new Weathertight Package

Kingspan Timber Solutions Weathertight Package delivers your superstructure to a secure stage, protected from anything that British weather might throw at it. Internal works can also begin much earlier, allowing you to move into your timber-frame or SIPs home sooner rather than later. We won’t be beaten on a like-for-like quote – send us your architectural drawings today and get your FREE quote.

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Machine Mart


Get Your Free Copy of our NEW 500-page Catalogue

Machine Mart Catalogue

Phone 0844 880 1265

Online www.machinemart.co.uk

In-store at 65 Superstores nationwide

Open Mon-Fri 8.30-6.00, Sat 8.30-5.30, Sun 10.00-4.00

Osmo Polyx-Oil Effect


Especially suitable for wooden floors

  • Nearly invisible appearance
  • Light coloured wood stays light
  • Durable and hardwearing
  • Water and dirt resistant

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The award-winning Ecodesign Nordpeis ME represents over 30 years of quality Norwegian design and technical expertise, guaranteeing the finest standards in heating technology.

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Studio 11 Architecture


We are a collective of creative designers producing distinctive, functional architecture with a commitment to sustainability.

We have the expertise and skills to take your project from conception to completion with a reputation of quality, design excellence and service

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Princes LHS


Low Carbon Home Systems Renewable Energy showroom

The only renewable energy showroom in Shropshire with a full range of renewable energy and eco friendly products.

Contact us for an informal chat, browse our website, or visit our showroom to see working examples of heat pumps, underfloor heating and solar. Book a free one-on-one consultation and we can advise on all aspects of your project from below the ground to above the roof.

Heat Pumps • Solar • Battery Storage • UFH • Electric Car Chargers • LED Lighting • MVHR

Showroom: The Rennet Works, 11 Market Street, Ellesmere, Shropshire SY12 0AN

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Rega Vent


Whole House Ventilation with Heat Recovery ...

• Virtually silent operation

• Low energy DC electric motors

• Filter reduces effects of respiratory allergies

• Reduces heating bills

• Can promote conditions for improved health

• Easy to install for DIYer or professional alike

• Conforms to Building regulations

• Full installation service available

...for a fresher, healthier, home

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A wired smart home system installed by your electrician

Just plug-and-play to install Baulogic's world-class technology. Wired into the fabric of your building, you're always connected and in control without ever worrying about reliability.

• Lighting • heating • security • energy management and more in one simple solution.

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Becker Motors


Smart living with BECKER  • Blinds • Tracks • Controls

  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Security
  • Manage heat and loss loads
  • Add visual comfort

Types of control: KNX / SMI - Remote Control - Central Control - Wifi / Smart Phone / Alexa

Advice on Design, Planning & Consultancy. Manufacture of made to measure Tracks & Blinds

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Fire Your Imagination

Over 39 years of design and engineering have gone into creating the UK’s most comprehensive range of high quality woodburninggas, multi-fuel and electric stoves and fireplaces.

FREE Mood Lighting Kit! with your NEW eReflex 150RW Electric Fire. Offer ends December 31st 2021

Picture: eReflex 150RW with Oak Log effect, shown as a three-sided installation. Shown with optional Mood Lighting System.

Woodburning | Gas | Multi-fuel | Electric

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