Change to the decentralised line

LISTEN HERE 🔊 With design and installation of ventilation systems increasingly essential for both new builds and renovations, Richard Poole of Siegenia looks at how decentralised systems can offer an important way around trickle vents. As we produce more tightly... View Article

J3 places insurance on £24m AMA Homes resi project

J3 Advisory was instructed by AMA homes to place structural warranty insurance on its £24m Belford Road scheme in Edinburgh. The insurance will provide cover for any damage as a result of defective design, workmanship, or materials after practical completion. AMA has... View Article

Political aims hit turbulence

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Brian Berry, chief executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) wonders whether the UK’s current political turmoil will halt the ‘levelling up’ ambitions. The constant political turbulence over the last few years continues in earnest with... View Article

Rising to the challenge of future floods

LISTEN HERE 🔊 As building on flood plains continues to be an uncomfortable necessity, James Parker reports on a project to develop a house prototype that rises and falls as and when a flood occurs, thereby unlocking previously unviable sites... View Article

Hastings rocks

LISTEN HERE 🔊 A mixed-use development is bringing new homes and commercial space to a brownfield site on Hastings’ revitalised seafront. Patrick Hanlon, founder and CEO of Roost People, explores how the developer retained the building’s historic facade while replacing... View Article

Mix match and coordinate with Kaldewei

When creating a new bathroom, or undertaking a refurbishment many home owners want to design a room that isn’t just practical and functional but reflects their own personal style. For some that may mean mixing and matching, but more often... View Article

Jarvis specifies Earthborn paints

Jarvis Homes, a family company for more than 250 years, set out to improve the sustainability of its building processes and specified Earthborn paints for its Chequers Green development near Ashford. Russell Jarvis, company director, said “We switched to Earthborn... View Article

New score & snap tile backer board from Euroform

A new, lightweight, ‘score & snap’ tile backer board has been launched by construction materials supplier Euroform. Named ‘Easyboard®’, the fibre cement board is designed for use in areas of high moisture, such as kitchens and bathrooms, and has secured... View Article

Yorkshire housebuilder specifies Stelrad Radiators

Radiators are the key sharer of heat around homes in the UK and many housebuilders are specifying designer radiators because they want their customers to benefit from a premium product as part of the new home’s specification. One of these... View Article