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What role can landmark developments play in regeneration?

Whilst the evolution of Britain’s economy has produced unprecedented levels of wealth for some parts of the country, other areas have become fairly neglected in recent years. Within this context, landmark developments have proven themselves invaluable in revitalising communities whilst... View Article

Building company’s tax avoidance scheme exposed

A tax tribunal has ruled against a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) avoidance scheme used by Crest Nicholson, one of the UK’s largest housebuilders, meaning it will have to pay the £1.3m it owes. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) challenged... View Article

Barwell “in need of allies” at White Paper event

Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell recently discussed the housing White Paper at an industry event held in Medway, where he called for “allies” in solving the housing crisis. In addition to speaking at the event, which was co-hosted by... View Article

Studor has a million on its mind

Drainage ventilation expert Studor is on target to supply more than one million of its products worldwide this year. Studor is the market leader for Air Admittance Valves (AAVs) and other specialist drainage ventilation products. It supplies customers through its... View Article

A glass act

Baltimore Wharf, a landmark development in London’s Docklands, required balustrades that were stylish as well as affordable. Housebuilder & Developer reports on the successful results. Glass balconies, once the prerogative of high-end hotels, have become a popular choice for developers. Around... View Article

Pre-prepared to address the housing crisis

Robert Clark of Fusion Building Systems explains the benefits of offsite manufacturing, explaining how time-saving but high-performance SIPs could help ease the UK’s housing shortage The UK is suffering from a lack of housing, with even the Government citing a... View Article

It’s what’s inside that counts

Most doors purchased in the UK are for the interior of a property. JB Kind’s Simon Johnson reveals how specifiers can now match doors precisely to properties and capture that all-important interior appeal. When fitting out homes, there are of... View Article

Seeing the world in 3D

In 2016 the Government made it mandatory for all public sector construction work to be designed in BIM Level 2. However what are the advantages of building information modelling for housebuilders? Graham Hewitt of Raised Floor Solutions reports The industry... View Article

Capturing savings

With parts of the UK now technically qualifying as deserts, rainwater harvesting has become a serious consideration among the Government and consumers alike. Gary Wheatley of Wilo UK explains the options. In recent years, many areas in the UK have... View Article

Winners of the BREEAM Awards 2017 announced

BRE has announced the winners of its BREEAM Awards 2017, the world’s leading sustainability rating scheme, at a gala event held last night at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square. The must-attend night of the year for built environment... View Article

Clarion completes deal for Kent Country Park site

The largest housing association in UK has signed a deal to build 300 new homes in Ashford, Kent. Clarion Housing Group has completed a deal with Brett Group and Ashford Borough Council for the 31 acre site at Conningbrook Lakes. The new... View Article

Wood floor expertise

Bona, the Swedish wood floor treatment manufacturer, has trained a UK network of independent wood floor contractors in the use of their oil and lacquer treatments. All are ready to help builders and developers bring out the best in all... View Article
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