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Autumn Statement 2016 – key announcements and reactions

See the latest industry reactions The Chancellor of Exchequer Phillip Hammond delivered his Autumn Statement in his first budget speech since taking office in July. Hammond will be injecting over £4bn into housebuilding and infrastructure, and will release over £3bn for... View Article

The rise of the timber frame, by Kate Swinburne

Having only been established in the UK six months ago, fire and risk consultants at Olsson have quickly carved out a specialist service offering, advising clients who increasingly opt for timber frame structures. The company’s fire engineer Kate Swinburne talks about her recent experiences... View Article

Take comfort in vinyl flooring

Tom Rollo of Polyflor discusses the many economical, practical and aesthetic reasons which make a compelling case for vinyl flooring for any housebuilding project. With a vast choice of beautiful and functional designs available, vinyl flooring is becoming the preferred... View Article

Rugged mobile technology: Choose right tool for the job

Today, workers in the housebuilding industry are growing increasingly reliant on mobile technology to help them get the job done. Whether they’re builders, developers, surveyors or specialist maintenance workers, these professionals are often based away from the office on different sites, sometimes... View Article

Council sets up regeneration company

A London borough council set up a commercial regeneration firm to speed up housing delivery. Barking and Dagenham councillors agreed to set up the company, known as Be First, “to increase opportunities for local people and to ensure that residents... View Article

MEDITE SMARTPLY highly commended in Energy Awards 2016

MEDITE SMARTPLY has been highly commended at the Sustainable Energy Awards 2016 in the large energy category. The event, which took place on the 3rd November 2016, brings together leading innovators and companies that demonstrate a proven track record of... View Article

Autumn Statement 2016: what to expect

On Wednesday 23 November, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond will deliver his first Autumn Statement. Experts at leading audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill consider what the expected changes, and their implications, might be for individuals... View Article

Mizen Group secures new Battersea Tower

Mizen Group has acquired a new development site with planning for a 14-storey mixed-use tower on Gwynne Road, Battersea, providing 33 new apartments including 11 affordable units. As part of the regeneration Mizen has also agreed to fund a £290k... View Article

Affordable housing supply hits 24-year low

The number of affordable homes delivered in 2015/16 slid to the lowest level in more than two decades. According to provisional statistics released today by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), 32,110 affordable homes were provided in the past... View Article

Research reveals scale of housing developers’ profits

A new report from Sheffield Hallam University has revealed the true scale of soaring profits at the UK’s biggest housing developers as the country suffers from an ongoing crisis in new housing supply. The research, carried out by Sheffield Hallam’s... View Article
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