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UK ‘green’ policies will accelerate global deforestation

Hosted by Norbord, leader in panel products, www.usewoodwisely.co.uk explains the woody biomass/timber supply argument which has seen UK wood-using industries confront government. Whether the visitor is familiar with the issues or not, the information is easy to digest. Included in... View Article

£1 million innovation grant for the construction industry

A Soluis Group-led consortium has secured £1 million of funding from Innovate UK to develop an Augmented Worker System (AWE), pioneering the use of virtual and augmented reality for the construction industry. The system will enable the intelligent design, construction,... View Article

Larkfleet has record year

Bourne-based housebuilder Larkfleet Homes has published record operating and financial results for its most recent financial year. In the twelve months to the end of June 2017 the company built 399 homes, an 83 per cent increase on the previous year.... View Article

Street smarts

Chris Hodson of the trade association Interpave discloses how precast concrete paving can help to meet planning requirements while adding kerb appeal to a development. The use of segmental paving to create a hard surface can be traced back over... View Article

Profile 22 Flush Tilt-Turn windows

Profile 22’s Flush Tilt-Turn window is specially designed to avoid the overlapping of the framework that is often synonymous with PVC-U systems. The sash is neatly positioned inside the frame of the window to create an elegant and sleek ‘flush’... View Article

Grenfell fire inquiry scope confirmed

Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed the scope of the Grenfell Tower fire public inquiry this morning (Tuesday, 15 August). May has accepted the terms of reference as set out by inquiry chair Sir Martin Moore-Bick, who submitted his recommendations... View Article

Khan invests £25m in Pocket Living

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has invested £25m in a private property developer to boost London’s affordable housebuilding. The investment, part of Khan’s £3.15bn Innovation Fund, will enable developer Pocket Living to finance the delivery of at least 1,059 affordable... View Article

Something in the air….

As standalone heating options, air source heat pumps offer cost effective, energy efficient, low maintenance heating. It’s no surprise that these benefits have seen them increasingly used in social housing developments, and as replacement heating systems in refurbishment projects. The... View Article

Lifts for housing developments

A helpful guide on the lifts in housing developments, from fire fighting lifts to refurbishing existing lifts in a block of flats, the choices are endless, so read on to find out what the options are… Tower block lifts –... View Article

We are all paying the price for the biomass subsidy debacle

The revamp of the popular Use Wood Wisely website – www.usewoodwisely.co.uk –  answers the demand for more easily-digestible and understandable information on the contentious issue of UK power stations burning wood to generate electricity. Hosted by Norbord, leader in panel... View Article

ForWorks appointed to deliver two new housing schemes

Construction firm ForWorks has been appointed to deliver two new housing schemes in the North West. The company, which is based in Salford, will develop sites for Clarion Housing Group totalling 23 new homes in a deal worth £2.3 million.... View Article

Event set to tackle housing quality issues head-on

The quality of the homes we live in has never been more firmly in the spotlight, and a forthcoming event in London aims to help tackle the key issues. On September 15th, Eco Connect London is set to bring together experts in... View Article
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