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Vortice showcased innovations at ISH

From 14-18 March  2017 Vortice Italy exhibited at the international ISH tradeshow in Frankfurt  with new ranges of innovative products and services for the residential and industrial air-conditioning sector.  Products on display reconfirmed the company’s innovation, technological development and keen focus on... View Article

New working party to tackle indoor air pollution in homes

A new working party addressing the challenges of indoor air pollution and its negative impact on people’s health in homes has launched at the “Better homes, better air, better health” event in London. This event brought together the research and... View Article

Silva Timber Parachute Jump

Silva Timber are the experts in speciality timber products, wood finishes and fixings. Last year our Siberian Larch cladding was specified for The Robert Parfett building in Manchester, one of the newest Maggie’s Centres. The centre was designed by leading... View Article

The gloves are off in Howarth Timber’s fight against cancer

Staff from builders’ merchant Howarth Timber Group have thrown their hats in the ring for not one but two boxing challenges in aid of Cancer Research UK. The company’s recent partnership with Cancer Research UK inspired amateur boxers and Howarth employees Jake... View Article

Heating controls – a wealth of options

Effective heating controls are a vital part of an efficient central-heating system. With the requirement now for condensing boilers, for ErP compliant heating systems and circulating pumps in the majority of applications and ever more energy efficient radiators or under... View Article

High efficiency small circulators

Pumps continue to be vital to everyone’s lives. Vast amounts of water, grey water and sewage need moving every minute of the day and on a micro scale, every heating and cooling system in our housing stock requires a pump... View Article

Housing Design Awards 2017 shortlist announced

2017’s Housing Design Awards judges have shortlisted a mix of 84 Project and Completed entries from 181 entries, all of which are now viewable at the new Housing Design Awards website. There are over 20 judges on the panel, representing all... View Article

Article 50 and Architecture: how will you be affected?

Panel debate featuring architects and politicians to drive conversation at one of the largest meetings of architects since Article 50 was triggered – 25 April 5.15pm at the ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Court, London. Materials 2017 will arrive at the... View Article

­­­Affordable, modular, fast and flexible?

NHouse is a new flexible, modular home design being pioneered by award-winning architect Richard Hywel Evans, who is hoping to make waves in UK housebuilding with a contemporary style allied to short build times and affordability. The nHouse modular solution... View Article

Solutions take pride of place offsite

The advantages of offsite construction in mitigating the housing crisis is once again flavour of the month, says Simon Storer, chief executive of BRUFMA (the British Rigid Urethane Foam Manufacturers’ Association). Our need to build more homes coupled with a... View Article

Are we set up to provide skills?

Brian Berry, chief executive of the FMB, tackles the growing skills crisis in the UK Tackling the skills crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing the housebuilding industry. Ask any housebuilder – large or small – and they will... View Article

Constructive ideas for closing the gender gap

Just 12 per cent of the UK’s housebuilding workforce is female, with less than four per cent in a skilled trade role. One of the key findings of the recent NHBC Foundation report, ‘The gender and age profile of the... View Article

Construction starts on Lightbox at MediaCityUK

The next exciting phase of construction at MediaCityUK, one of the country’s largest media and technology hubs, is starting with new, luxury residential apartment scheme, Lightbox. The £35 million development comprising 238 apartments over 19 storeys is situated directly on... View Article
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