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BRE: reinventing the house of the future

BRE launches exemplar retrofit project, The Smart Home, on its Watford site today. The house demonstrates the significant energy savings that can be made through smart technology alongside fabric improvements and occupant empowerment. BRE’s pioneering future-focused Integer House, built 15... View Article

4000 Halo windows for social housing project

Yorkshire Windows, a long-standing Halo customer has been busy installing thousands of new replacement windows in the Chesterfield area for a Rykneld Homes, an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO). When the leading Rotherham-based fabricator and installer was asked to provide... View Article

Sloane Avenue Mansions, Chelsea, to get a face-lift

After a tough tender process BeSure Building and Maintenance Services has won the £190k contact to renovate, repair and redecorate Sloane Avenue Mansions in Chelsea, London. One of the main aspects of the job is to work on the exterior... View Article

Composite decking to lust after

‘Delivering first class quality, surpassing customer expectations’ Hands up those companies that don’t strive to achieve these types of goals. Where Dura Composites is different is that it does actually achieve this level time and time again. How to prove... View Article

University of Essex new student accommodation unveiled

Uliving and the University of Essex are proud to announce the official opening of The Meadows, a new student accommodation scheme in Colchester. Uliving at Essex is a consortium made up of Bouygues Development, housing provider Derwent Living and investment... View Article

Major planning progress at site north of Norwich

Development Securities and Beyond Green Developments secure Resolution to Grant outline planning consent for significant, 3,520 home mixed-use scheme north of Norwich. Development Securities in joint venture with Beyond Green Developments has announced that it has secured Resolution to Grant... View Article

Water Minister praises innovative project

Severn Trent Costain have signed a multi-million pound contract with major UK dairy First Milk, to design, build and operate a new wastewater treatment plant at the company’s Haverfordwest Creamery. The innovative wastewater plant is the result of a close... View Article

Next generation insulation for exclusive development

A stylish purpose built development of three houses in Buckingham Road, Leeds is the latest project to benefit from OPTIM-R – an optimum performance Vacuum Insulated Panel (VIP) from market leaders Kingspan Insulation. With great links to the city centre... View Article

Below ground waterproofing for new build farmhouse

Landmarks (UK) Ltd, a Yorkshire based developer, has used Triton waterproofing systems in the construction of a traditional two storey farmhouse. The property sits on a natural gentle slope, so the basement is fully buried to the rear with a... View Article

Work gets underway on £250million housing development

A special ceremony to mark the official start of the first phase of a £250million 1,500 home development took place last week. The ‘ground breaking’ ceremony, which was held at Carr Lodge in Doncaster on Friday, included representatives from the... View Article

Work begins on the first sheltered scheme of the future

Farrow Court is going to revolutionise the way that provision for older people is delivered. The new dementia-friendly accommodation will offer 100 high-quality living units, including learning disability units and recuperative care units for people released from hospital who need... View Article

Marley Eternit helps make Code 4 concept house a reality

Marley Eternit has supplied fibre cement Cedral Weatherboard and Rivendale slates for First-Step’s Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 Concept House on Aldersley Road, Wolverhampton. The aim of the project is simple: to create a three bedroom family home that... View Article
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