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RICS responds to the council house building announcement

Lewis Johnston, RICS Parliamentary Affairs Manager: “It is over 65 years since a Conservative Conference committed the party to delivering 300,000 homes a year. With today’s housing challenge no less urgent, the Prime Minister’s plan to unleash the first major... View Article

VAT: How new is your new build?

As construction works are generally subject to VAT payable at 20 per cent, the zero-rating applicable to new builds can have a significant impact on the margins achieved by residential developers, for developments where VAT on costs is not reclaimable.... View Article

PM announces extra £2bn for council housebuilding

Prime Minister Theresa May announced an additional £2bn of affordable housebuilding as part of her “mission” to solve the housing crisis, at a speech to the Conservative Party conference in Manchester. In addition to heralding a “new generation of council... View Article

Glass and Glazing

Creating an attractive, minimalist design that is also highly practical the Compact-X sliding glass door system features the latest technology for smooth operation. Simple to install and suitable for domestic and commercial projects, Compact-X is a compact sliding solution for... View Article

Class 0&1 is not good enough

For years we have spoken of Class 0&1 BS476 Parts 6&7. Now is the time we asked for 30 & 60 minutes fire protection. Once fire get to a product it is only one minute & it will burn even... View Article

Building a case for plastic: adoptable chamber assemblies

In light of Sewers For Adoption 7 (SfA7), which allows engineers to specify plastic inspection chambers, modern plastic materials are becoming the go-to-solution when compared to concrete, offering specifiers a substantially lighter, structurally sound, watertight chamber which offers exceptional loading... View Article

Timber to composite – the evolution of building materials

Although timber is a fundamental material in residential and commercial building projects, common issues such as rot, splintering and discolouration can be a concern for housebuilders and developers. With many now looking for innovative alternatives that have the longevity to... View Article

Ryder Architecture acquires Devereux

We are delighted to announce PM Devereux is joining Ryder Architecture with effect from 1 October 2017. Devereux Architects was acquired by PM Group, the international project delivery specialists, in 2007 and have been collaborating with Ryder over the past 12 months. ... View Article

Viessmann employees celebrate company anniversary with party

Approximately 155 Viessmann colleagues and their families gathered to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary at a centenary party earlier this month. The event took place at Haughton Hall in Shifnal, near to the company’s UK headquarters in Telford. Viessmann UK joined... View Article

How to incorporate glass into your staircase

Glass continues to be a popular material within architectural and interior design. Glass staircases offer a stylish solution while increasing the presence of light creating the idea of a larger space. There are many ways glass can be incorporated into... View Article
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