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Rethinking housing safety

In the aftermath of the Grenfell tower fire, Kidde safety explains why it’s more important than ever for developers to consider appropriateness of fire detection. As a straightforward, low cost early warning, the wider installation of interconnected smoke, heat and... View Article

NPPF: Where now for planning?

On the eve of changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) being adopted, Sam Dewar, director at DPA Planning, who believes planning has become too impersonal and systematic, considers what’s likely to be included. The NPPF changes aim to... View Article

SIPs vs timber frame

Ian Loughnane of Kingspan Timber Solutions weighs up the relative merits of structural insulated panels (SIPs) and timber frame structures. Despite them often being confused, there are quite a lot of differences between a SIPs and a timber frame structure.... View Article

Housing benefits

Alternative ground engineering solutions, such as those incorporating geogrids, can play a vital part in meeting the UK’s future housing needs. Jonathan Cook of Tensar explains. The UK Government is committed to building hundreds of thousands of homes a year... View Article

Countryside Properties announces inclusion on FTSE4Good Index

 Countryside, a leading UK home builder specialising in place making and urban regeneration, is proud to announce its inclusion on the FTSE4Good Index following an independent assessment. FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company)... View Article

Springfield Properties trading update

Springfield Properties (AIM: SPR), a leading housebuilder in Scotland offering private and affordable housing, is pleased to provide the following update on trading for the year to 31 May 2018, ahead of announcing its full year results on 18 September... View Article

Jewson 2018 Trade Heroes announced

Builders’ merchant, Jewson, has awarded five Trade Heroes and 32 regional projects from across Britain a share of a £250,000 prize fund as part of its Building Better Communities competition. The top winner of this year’s Trade Hero category, Stephen... View Article

Regional property markets race to catch the capital

The latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index projects a narrowing of the property price gap between London and the UK’s other cities over the next year or two. For investors, the choice is clear – regional cities are the... View Article

Modern materials, traditional facades

Adrian Storey of Horbury Facades looks at how innovation in modern rain screen cladding materials is resulting in a rise in brick facades. When most people think of modern rain screen cladding systems, they picture steel and glass. However, architects... View Article
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