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Our housing dilemma – time to start building

By Darren Evans, Managing Director, Darren Evans Assessments The scale of our housing problem is immense with a great chasm between demand and supply, escalating prices across the UK to levels way beyond what a first time buyer can ever... View Article

Hultafors tools new product catalogue for 2017

FREE to professional tradesmen and women around the UK, it’s packed with details of the world’s most innovative Hand Tools and accessories for working effectively – wherever you are on site. Everything you find in the Hultafors Tools range carries... View Article

UK construction growth driven by infrastructure investment

Construction output is expected to grow by 0.8% in 2017, 0.7% in 2018 and 2.2% in 2019 according to the latest forecasts by the Construction Products Association (CPA). Whilst the forecast shows that the industry will maintain its post-Referendum momentum,... View Article

Ebbsfleet – accessing the Garden of England

Ebbsfleet Garden City is set to bring 15,000 new homes to Kent, and the progress being made by housebuilders on the development was revealed at a recent event in Maidstone, which was attended by HBD’s Jack Wooler. The Government has... View Article

Housing White Paper: the industry responds

With the announcement of the Housing White Paper came an expected flood of comments and criticism from across the industry. However while some offered only a qualified welcome, the industry appears to have reacted favourably in general. Common themes included... View Article

A smarter future

HBD’s Jack Wooler takes a look at the current trends in lighting the UK’s homes, from smarter controls to the good-looking efficiency increasingly being delivered by LED. Technology is advancing at a faster pace than ever, and nowhere more than... View Article

A solid case for timber

Nick Milestone of the Structural Timber Association and B & K Structures sheds some light on the whys, wherefores and appropriate residential applications for structural timber technology. We have an outstanding inheritance of timber architecture. Until now, the greatest period... View Article

Guaranteed results

Mark Parsons of Russell Roof Tiles explains how, in the light of challenges posed to NHBC guarantees by roofing, a pick and mix approach to specification isn’t always the best option. With more and more new homes being built, it is... View Article

Small is beautiful

With the average size of new builds decreasing across the UK with greater numbers of smaller households, Ash Chilver of HiB explains how to make sure compact bathrooms remain an attractive yet functional asset. The British love their bathrooms. On... View Article
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