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Cross Laminated Timber: what next?

By Gavin White, Director at Ramboll The need for additional housing capacity is now beyond doubt. We need to build about 250,000 homes a year, for a number of years, but the current rate of construction is only about 80,000... View Article

This year’s model

H+H’s MD Calum Forsyth suggests that the housing delivery model could benefit from radical rethinking. Top of the agenda for new Housing Minister Dominic Raab must surely be the conundrum of how to build enough houses to meet demand. I... View Article

Smarter materials, smarter designs

In line with its ethos of innovation, Materials for Architecture 2018 will examine the possibilities of various cutting-edge and smart materials in architectural applications. A number of talks from industry-leading experts have been curated to provide the design professional with an... View Article

Prospect of artificial Intelligence of limited concern for UK SMEs

The majority of the UK’s SMEs are largely unconcerned about the prospect of artificial intelligence (AI), with the potential of improved productivity seen as a potential major benefit, according to research from Close Brothers Asset Finance. The results were obtained from the Close Brothers... View Article

FastHouse complete the first phase of its housing project

Q3 2017 saw FastHouse, the Northern Irish innovative off-site manufacturer, complete the first phase of its first housing project to the English market, installing its core product, the closed panel timber frame system, to Little Colliers, Corby. The product left... View Article

The future of UK development is collaborative

Collaboration is increasingly becoming a central pillar of many successful regeneration projects as the nationwide focus shifts onto not only building homes but forming communities which provide the holistic benefits expected from modern day society. In recent years, stakeholders on... View Article

Event to boost construction work opportunities in Birmingham

Birmingham-based SMEs in the construction industry have the chance to secure new work opportunities with some of the country’s leading main contractors and public-sector authorities. Subcontractors and suppliers in Birmingham have the chance to find out first hand about upcoming... View Article

14-storey Boxmoor Forest to provide 435 new apartments

Lumiere Designs has submitted its Planning Application for a new development named Boxmoor Forest, located at 499 & 501 London Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 9BG, to the Dacorum Borough Council. This development is planned on Brownfield land, and will be... View Article

The sky’s the limit in Newcastle

Newcastle is the cultural and commercial capital of the North East; something which is evident from its ever-growing population of urban and professional residents. The new generation of city dwellers are demanding more and more from their residences, aiming to... View Article

Appointed developer for Falmouth Site

Acorn Property Group’s Devon and Cornwall office, Acorn Blue has been appointed as the developer for a mixed-use site overlooking the much loved Gyllingvase Beach in Falmouth. Working in partnership with St Michaels Hotel and Spa, The Liner, as the... View Article

High and Dry

Darren Hook of English Heritage Buildings takes a look at the numerous benefits of dry materials such as timber, as opposed to more traditional methods. As technology improves, there are an increasing number of construction offerings available. The industry is... View Article

Mayor delivers a boost for the capitals SME house builders

Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, has announced a pilot programme to bring forward publicly owned small sites to boost the capital’s small and medium-sized house builders. Owned by Transport for London (TFL) and through his ‘Small Sites, Small builders’ programme... View Article
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