Heating controls – getting the selection right

Effective heating controls are a vital part of an efficient central-heating system. With the requirement now for condensing boilers, for ErP compliant heating systems and circulating pumps in the majority of applications and ever more energy efficient radiators or under... View Article

CIOB welcomes new Secretary of State

Following today’s government reshuffle, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP for Surrey Heath has been appointed as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) looks forward to working with the new Secretary of State to ensure the construction industry’s priorities are well... View Article

Councils respond to Michael Gove appointment

Responding to the appointment of Michael Gove as Secretary of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said: “This has been an incredibly difficult period for councils and... View Article

North west success for housebuilder at Health and Safety Awards

Leading housing partnerships developer Lovell is celebrating success in the North West, having been recognised for its commitment to health and safety by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). RoSPA is a British charity that aims to raise awareness for... View Article

Unsightly pipe work covered easily by UK Boxings

UK Boxings’ decorative casings and boxing products have been used by housing associations and local authorities for more than 20 years to hide fire sprinkler, heating system and boiler pipework to help reduce time on site and save money. Manufactured... View Article

BLANCO’s SUBLINE in SILGRANIT® is simply sublime

BLANCO’s SUBLINE sink portfolio has been developed to combine exceptional designs with practicality and durability. Available in a range of models and colours, the SUBLINE sink in Silgranit® combines a strong sink surface with creativity for the busy kitchen. Homeowners and designers... View Article

Meadfleet win top Biodiversity Award for Open Space Management

The UK’s leading open space management company, Meadfleet, has been awarded first place in the Pollinator category at CIRIA’s BIG Biodiversity Challenge Awards. Their Bee Friendly campaign beat stiff competition to take the top spot, recognising the company’s efforts to... View Article

netMAGmedia launches new construction industry podcast

netMAGmedia, which publishes a range of titles for the construction sector, presents the Building Insights podcast, which speaks to key voices from across the industry. Engaging with thought leaders from the worlds of design, construction, development, self-build and social housing... View Article

Project: Cinque Port Self Build, Hythe, Kent

Project Description A strikingly modern 3600 sq. ft. four-bedroom self-build on Cliff Road in Hythe, one of the country’s historic Cinque Ports, has used Marmox Multiboards as part of its cladding solution, around both the inside of an elevated balcony... View Article

Spectre from Parkside Wins Wall Tile of the Year

Spectre from Parkside has won Wall Tile of the Year in the prestigious TTA Awards 2021. Judged by a panel of experts, the TTA Awards are top accolades for the tile industry, recognising excellence in product, innovation and installation. Parkside’s... View Article


After last year’s event was cancelled because of the pandemic, once again Garador has helped ensure a major fund-raising cycle challenge ran without a hitch. The south west’s Coast to Coast Cycle Challenge raises funds for the Dorset and Somerset... View Article

Peter Kelsey honoured with Outstanding Achievement Award

Peter Kelsey, the man who founded and led Designer Contracts to become the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has been honoured with an Outstanding Achievement in the Flooring Industry award. Announced at the Contract Flooring Journal’s 2021 awards ceremony, held at... View Article

Compliant and creative aluminium windows and doors

Hitting low U-value targets doesn’t mean missing out on design flexibility thanks to Senior Architectural Systems’ stylish range of PURe® aluminium windows and doors. With the thermal-efficiency of aluminium windows set to become even more important in light of the... View Article

Michael Gove replaces Jenrick as Housing Secretary

Michael Gove, formerly Minister for the Cabinet Office, has been appointed Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, replacing Robert Jenrick in PM Boris Johnson’s Cabinet reshuffle. With a full brief including tackling the housing crisis and the... View Article

Why plastic drainage products can save you time and money

New sewerage sector guidance (SSG) from Water UK, makes it clear that thermoplastic pipes manufactured to BS EN 13476 can be considered for below ground drainage on all developments in England, including for on-plot and off-plot sewers. But why should... View Article

Leaseholders freed from costly contract terms

Following CMA action, leaseholders with Countryside Properties will no longer be subjected to ground rents that double every 10 or 15 years. Countryside Properties – one of the UK’s leading housing developers – has voluntarily given formal commitments to the... View Article