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The heart of the home

The kitchen is arguably one of the biggest selling points of a house. Lianne Butterfield of Richmond Kitchens explains how to achieve a durable and on-budget kitchen which can still provide a stunning, on-trend space for buyers. Generally, the aim... View Article

Septic tanks: not as simple as they seem

Dave Vincent of Kingspan Klargester warns that septic tank installations carry legal risks if done incorrectly. The question of how to deal with wastewater from a homeowners bathroom and WC is one that all builders should consider very seriously –... View Article

Opening up to bi-folding doors

Steve Bromberg of Express Bi-folding Doors describes the considerations to bear in mind when factoring bi-folding or sliding doors into property plans. Bi-folding doors and expansive areas of glazing are now very much ‘en vogue.’ Open-plan living, light, space and... View Article

The greener way to add warmth

In addition to adding a warm heart to a home, a woodburner can also add eco-credentials. Ariana Hardison-Moschopoulou of Stovax explains how to pick the stove or fire that works best for your development. Researching and understanding heating choices is... View Article

Tarmac launches new cutting-edge cement packing plant

Tarmac, the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions company, has unveiled a new, state-of-the-art cement packing facility at its Tunstead cement site, near Buxton, Derbyshire. The launch comes as the site celebrates its 50th anniversary of cement production. ... View Article

Does money grow on trees?

Here, Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive of the Structural Timber Association discusses the increase in use of structural timber frame and the commercial benefits the material presents for housebuilders. Understandably, when considering a building material for any project, one of the... View Article

Forrest wins £20m contract with X1

Contractor Forrest has been appointed by X1 to deliver its £20.1 million new build private rented sector (PRS) scheme – a 19-storey tower in Salford Quays. The development, X1 The Gateway, will consist of 191 luxury one and two bedroom... View Article

Mindfulness in the construction industry

Could Mindfulness be the answer to how we attract and retain a more focused, level headed, empathetic workforce in the construction industry? With more than 230,000 new construction jobs predicted in the UK over the next five years, it certainly... View Article
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