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Prestigious Building Award for Redrow in anniversary year

Housebuilder Redrow has marked its 40th anniversary year by winning one of the industry’s top honours. The developer was named Housebuilder of the Year at the prestigious Building Awards, in London, with judges saying that Redrow Homes had: “demonstrated a... View Article

Grundfos know-how can save you money

As a global pump manufacturer we, at Grundfos, know that although pumps may be hidden away in plant rooms, they are big energy consumers as they currently account for 10% of global electricity. The good news is that we also... View Article

Redrow makes a raft of savings with Insulslab

Redrow has become the latest national housebuilder to benefit from significant time and cost savings by using Insulslab in place of traditional foundation techniques. Piloted on the Eliot’s View development in Nuneaton, Redrow moved from a standard raft foundation to... View Article

South west households and businesses lead way on renewables

New government figures show that the south west has over a fifth of UK renewables projects installed by homeowners, landowners and businesses under the government’s Feed-in Tariff support scheme. Regen SW will be publishing further detailed analysis of the figures... View Article

Longevity and sustainability found in low to mid-rise buildings

Low and mid-rise buildings cost considerably less to construct and maintain over their life-cycle, with evidence showing that such housing has more longevity than a high-rise housing solution, according to Nigel Franklin, Partner at property and construction consultancy, calfordseaden LLP... View Article

Government responds to the Housing Standards Review

Following a consultation exercise conducted by The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) last year, which sought views on the results of a review of local housing standards, the government has announced that it will move all necessary local housing... View Article

Mayor’s plan to turbo boost housing to 1930s levels

Mayor’s Housing Strategy for London: Plan to double house building Protection for leaseholders to halt spiralling service charges Bold new objectives for acquiring strategic land to accelerate development Strong new standards to improve private rented sector Housing Zones to increase... View Article

STYROFOAM manufacturer offers Part L 2013 summary

STYROFOAM manufacturer Dow Building Solutions has released a new, independent publication summarising key changes to Part L of the Building Regulations, which come into force from April 6 2014. Authored by Huw Evans of JPA Technical Literature Ltd, the paper... View Article
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