Government plans to ban new-build leaseholds

row of new build Terraced houses in England

Earlier this year the government stepped into the growing unrest over leasehold properties, proposing a ban and the cutting of ground rents. For many people, this is a problem which has only just recently emerged, while others have, understandably, never heard of leaseholds or what the trouble with them is. This month we’ll be catching Read More

Guide to Q-Deck – Quality decking for summer

garden decking

It’s the time of year again when you can wheel out the barbecue, set up the patio furniture and enjoy the sunshine – but only if you have a properly designed area to do so. While many homes come with areas paved, it can be a cold and uninviting look for some. A great way Read More

Election 2017: Effects on the construction and housing industry

polling station sign

As you’ll no doubt already be aware, the UK will go to the polls again next month after Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap General Election. Speculation was rife on why she chose to announce an election now, having stated previously that she would not, with her official reasoning down to gaining a mandate Read More

Essential Spring DIY Tasks

cleaning guttering of dead leaves

This month we’ll see spring bounce into action, hopefully bringing with it some clearer, drier and warmer weather. One thing we’re guaranteed each year is that this time of year will be the most visually impressive, with gardens blossoming and trees maximising their foliage. We also know that spring is the time of year that Read More

Eco Construction – Future Technologies & Regulations

construction engineer working on setting up solar panels

The purpose of most new technologies and regulations is to improve the standards when it comes to construction. This includes the process itself, as well as the finished product, but many of the recently announced advances in these areas appear to also have a more environmentally friendly angle to them too. Clearly the impact of Read More

The Impact of Brexit on the Construction Industry

european flags at full mast

Whichever side of the referendum vote you fell this year, there is no shying away from the fact that it will have a huge bearing on the way the UK operates in future. Figures released at the end of October showed that the economy had grown by 0.5% in the time after the vote. This Read More

Festool Roadshow @ Elsons 2016 & Healy’s Tools

If you’re looking for power tool deals and special offers, look no further. Following on from the successful event last year here at Elsons, we’re excited to announce that we’ll once again be playing host to the Festool Roadshow. When is it happening? Taking place throughout October and November, the Festool roadshow will be taking up residency Read More

Welcome To Our New Blog

E.D Elson have a wealth of experience in the building industry and have been supplying high quality building supplies for almost 50 years. In that time, we’ve learned all there is to know about building products, DIY and all manner of industry related topics. We’re fully dedicated to passing on our knowledge and expertise to Read More