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Tiny homes: Secrets to layout & interior design

Planner 5D, interior design platform, shares advice about tiny home layout and design based on a tiny house competition.  Tiny house movement is changing the way many people live. A tiny house – rarely exceeding 500 square ft (46 sq m)... View Article

Refreshing construction

Mike Lomax, marketing communications manager, Tarmac Cement and chair of the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG) explains why the construction industry needs to modernise its image. Last month, I hosted a debate event at the House of... View Article

Three Newland Homes developments battle it for top award

Three developments by Gloucester-based developer Newland Homes have been shortlisted for the title of Best Development at the prestigious LABC Building Excellence Awards 2017. The Old Marketplace in Andoversford, Castle Court in Thornbury and Swallowcroft in Eastington are all in... View Article

Snickers LITEWork working clothes for summer

The innovative new fabric in these working clothes makes them a must for the summer months. A change of season means a change of focus on what you wear on site. That’s why Snickers LITEWork garments can help you keep... View Article

Affordable homes to be delivered on former private housing site

A north London site originally planned for private housing will instead provide 56 affordable homes. The scheme, Kingwood Nurseries in Enfield, will be delivered instead of a 56-unit private residential project that never materialised and comprised just eight affordable homes. Andrew... View Article

Survey reveals industry’s view on Brexit

Nearly half (45 per cent) of those working in a trade occupation believe their business won’t make a loss as a result of the country’s decision to leave the EU. A survey of trade industry workers, conducted for TradePoint, revealed... View Article

BRE-backed £150k temporary home arrives

The ‘Koda’ house has been launched in the UK, a 25m² sustainable modular structure that can be erected in a day. Already in use across Holland and Estonia, KODA addresses the need for temporary housing on disused sites across the... View Article

Lessons must be learned

Patrick Mooney, managing director at Mooney Thompson Consulting, tells of the lessons that need to be learned in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. In the immediate aftermath of the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower, among the many questions... View Article

Culture of collaboration

A hung parliament demands a greater focus on cross-party, collaborative working to unlock housing delivery. As the dust begins to settle after the General Election, those working in construction have had an almighty challenge working out just what a hung Parliament might mean. June... View Article

Eurocell adds to the spectrum of design possibilities

Coloured PVC-U profiles represent a high demand design opportunity as homeowners now seek more differentiation in their choice of windows. To help meet this demand, Eurocell has expanded its standard colours range to include new ‘on-trend’ finishes such as Anteak... View Article

Fast recovery

Martin Passingham of Daikin UK explores how a 960 mm parapet wall nearly ruined air conditioning plans for a listed five-storey house in Hyde Park, London. Balancing comfort requirements against the practical and logistical realities of installing an air conditioning... View Article

Construction product manufacturers pessimistic of growth

The CPA’s State of Trade Survey for 2017 Q2 reveals that UK construction product manufacturers experienced growth in sales and activity for the 17th consecutive quarter, but higher input costs and rising uncertainty has dampened manufacturers’ views for the near-term... View Article

Mace completes Vauxhall Sky Gardens

Mace has completed Vauxhall Sky Gardens for Frasers Property. Located at 155 Wandsworth Road in London, the project compromises a mix of commercial and residential space, including a single storey podium, an eight storey block and a 36 storey tower... View Article
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