Where Does Your Timber Come From?

When you visit your local builders’ merchant, timber of all species and sizes are neatly stacked and cut ready for you to use. However, we never think about the process that the wood goes through to go from a tree in the forest, to the structural pillars of your next construction project. Felling The first step in this process is what is known as felling, downing individual trees ready to be transported. It is important…

Read More...

Biggest Construction Failures Of All Time

Most buildings and structures are built to last, with some historical landmarks still standing tall after hundreds of years. However, whether due to human error, questionable construction methods or materials, or for no explainable reason at all, a building or parts of a building can collapse or suffer damage, causing scenes of destruction and injury. We have found ten of the biggest construction failures and give the cautionary tale of what can happen if a…

Read More...

How To Guide: Wall Mounting A TV

Most of us see our television as an integral part of our living spaces, providing hours of entertainment and stimulation for everyone. Many of us choose to have our televisions mounted to a wall, providing the perfect viewing height and angle, and eliminating the need for bulky television units with limited options as to where the television can be placed. If you’ve been considering wall mounting your television but don’t know where to start to…

Read More...

How To Successfully Fireproof Your Home

A house fire is among everyone’s worst nightmares, it can start in seconds and cause irreversible damage in minutes. With an estimated 37,000 house fires occurring in the UK alone every year, it seems that some might not be aware of the ways that you can protect your home from a devastating blaze. With such a high risk involved, we have created this simple guide to provide you with effective fire proofing methods so you…

Read More...

How To Store Your Materials & Tools Correctly In Winter

Most construction materials and tools are significantly compromised when exposed to cold weather, rendering them practically useless. Therefore, proper storage of said materials and tools is vital to maintain their quality and integrity. In regards to materials, the golden rule seems to be that you should store your materials where the final work will be taking place. This is especially the case with timber, as the wood will naturally expand and retract as it absorbs…

Read More...

10 Essential Construction Accessories

As a builder or DIYer, the smaller tools and equipment are just as important as the large power tools to completing a project successfully. Here at Builders Marketplace, we have come up with 10 items every builder should have to hand or in their tool belt to be fully equipped for any job. Hammer Hammers are one of the most commonly associated tools with the building trade. A Hammer could be needed at any point…

Read More...

Quick Fixes That Every DIYer Should Know

Not every DIY task is as time consuming and expensive as you may think, there are plenty of projects and repairs that can be done in a couple of minutes with a few pieces of equipment, but they can make a massive difference. Squeaky Door Hinges Squeaking door hinges can be a common problem and annoyance especially in older homes with older hinges. However, this can be easily fixed with minimal effort and minimal cost….

Read More...

Christmas Tree Buying Guide

  Everything about Christmas brings out child-like excitement in most of us, and one of the traditions that people look forward to every year, is the buying and decorating of a Christmas Tree. There are a lot of options to consider when buying a Christmas Tree, artificial versus real, tall or short, narrow or wide. Here at Builders Marketplace, we’ve created this guide to help you decide which Christmas Tree is the best one for…

Read More...

Eco-Friendly Building Materials Of The Future

As we advance through increasingly modern times, a number of industries have taken steps and developed technology that is leading the world in a more eco-friendly direction, this includes the construction industry. With the use of these materials, eventually homes and buildings will be able to be part of the fight against climate change, not part of the problem. We have found some eco-friendly materials that are either in development or are just taking off,…

Read More...

Builders Glossary: 30 Construction Terms You’ve Seen But Never Knew

Whether you’re an experienced construction worker, or a novice DIYer, remembering all of the terminology can be quite the task. That’s why at Builders Marketplace we have compiled a glossary of some terms that are common place on any building site or set of DIY instructions, to build your knowledge and make the whole process that little bit easier. Aggregates Aggregates in simple terms are a mix of several coarse or medium ground materials use…

Read More...