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Trees cause over £25 million damage to new homes

Over £25million of damage has been caused to new homes by trees over the last six years, according to figures released by NHBC. The UK’s leading warranty provider and standard setting body for new build homes is so concerned by... View Article

Gross mortgage lending continues to grow in April

Gross mortgage lending was an estimated £16.6 billion in April, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. This is 8% higher than March’s gross lending total and 36% higher than April last year (£12.2 billion) and the highest total for... View Article

Andrew Teacher: Don’t just blame Help to Buy

In my Sky News interview earlier I commented on the need for a greater focus on institution-backed private rented sector in areas like London and Manchester as a way of helping people find homes in urban areas. This is already... View Article

More process improvements from the BBA

Feedback from clients is vitally important to the BBA to help improve the processes it uses to assess construction products and installers. This type of information is collected in a variety of ways from face to face meetings with customers... View Article

Turley Question Time draws in North West developers

Planning consultancy Turley was joined by more than 50 developers, house builders and consultants from across the North West in Manchester last week (15 May 2014) for a Question Time styled debate. The hour long discussion, chaired by David Manley... View Article

GGF sets the standards for fire safety

The GGF Fire Resistant Glazing Group (FRGG) has now published the new Standard for “The Specification and Installation of Fire-Resistant Barriers containing Glass for Resistance against the passage of Fire and Products of Combustion.” The FRGG has brought together the... View Article

Pioneering sustainable Developer celebrates National Award win

The developers behind a low-carbon urban housing scheme have picked up a prestigious national sustainability award. Yorkshire based sustainable developer Citu received the award for ‘Built Environment’ at The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards 2014 week for its Little Kelham development,... View Article

Beko signs research partnership with top UK University

Beko, the UK’s best-selling large home appliance brand, has inked a research partnership with Newcastle University to develop new ways to improve energy efficiency and performance in its appliances. The deal will see Beko’s parent company Arçelik Group, which manufactures... View Article

Green Deal Finance Company ends early repayment charges

The Green Deal Finance Company, the not-for-profit mutual established to finance and administer Green Deal Plans, is today announcing the removal with immediate effect of early repayment charges on all future Green Deal Plans. Consumers have the right to early... View Article

Hartman heads up ITW Industry

ITW Industry welcomes Jon Hartman who joined as General Manager late last year. At 32, Hartman is already a proven company leader – transferring from Stokvis Tapes (an ITW manufacturer of adhesive tapes) where he held the position of Managing... View Article

Nottingham City Homes take home Community Impact Award

Nottingham City Homes’ Secure Warm Modern programme took one of the top spots in the National Housing Federation’s Community Impact Awards last night. Named the best of the best in the Greener Living Category, Nottingham City Homes (NCH) was presented... View Article
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