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NFB: Government to reduce the human cost of late payment

The Government’s announcement of measures to tackle late payment will help the 74% of construction companies that have almost gone into liquidation because of the practice. The package of measures unveiled by the Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst will also... View Article

May removes council borrowing cap

The borrowing cap for local councils to build new housing is set to be scrapped, potentially opening up billions of pounds of funding for new council housebuilding schemes. In a move that has been long called for by many in... View Article

Building thin air – considerations when looking upwards

As London faces a chronic housing and land shortage, ‘air space’ or ‘air rights’ developments above existing buildings provide an innovative way of unlocking potential to deliver much needed housing in dense areas. In many instances, the freeholder and developer... View Article

London Kitchen Store showcases Keller Kitchens and BLANCO UK

An interview with Director of London Kitchen Store, David Haywood London-based kitchen retailer, London Kitchen Store (http://www.londonkitchenstore.com), first opened its doors in the arches beneath Vauxhall train station in 2000. The innovative group now comprises three impressive showrooms; the newly-refurbished... View Article

BLANCO’s SONA sink at Hythe Food Festival

BLANCO’s SONA SILGRANIT® sink and ENVOY tap in chrome took centre-stage in the chefs’ area at the “We Love Hythe Life Food Festival” recently. The SONA 5S in Anthracite and ENVOY tap was fitted into the kitchen within the chefs’... View Article

Government announces ban on combustible cladding

The Government is set to ban the use of combustible materials on the outside of all new build high-rise buildings, hospitals, care homes and student accommodation. Following a consultation on last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy, James Brokenshire, housing secretary, told... View Article

Brand new series of ‘Connector Solutions’

Introducing the brand new series of ‘Connector Solutions’ videos from Simpson Strong-Tie. Featuring their most innovative and popular products, the videos showcase unique product features, top tips and installation advice, making product information and technical detail more accessible than ever.... View Article

New energy efficient Domus Ventilation MVHR wall units launched

Domus Ventilation, part of the Polypipe group, has launched the HRXE range of high performance Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) units for small to medium size residential properties. MVHR systems combine supply and extract ventilation in one system. They efficiently recover the heat typically lost in waste, stale air and use it to... View Article

Adhesives with the RX Factor!

Dunlop launches new range of ready-mixed adhesives A new ready-mixed tile adhesive range from Dunlop – manufacturer of tiling, flooring and decorating products for the trade – the RX range has buckets full of star quality! Featuring non-slip RX-1000, showerproof... View Article
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