Futurebuild 2025 ready to make an impact

Futurebuild is excited to announce ‘Impact’ as the theme for its 2025 show. This theme embodies Futurebuild’s commitment to making a positive and lasting impact on the built environment and the communities it serves, with a focus on innovation and... View Article

Engineered solutions are taking over from natural wood

Natural timber is gorgeous; and has been the building material for eons! It still has a huge place in our heart even amongst the multitude of new technological advances in the construction industry. Timber is a natural product and, like all products of nature including... View Article

How do West Fraser products fit into MMC schemes?

What is MMC and does it account for a significant proportion of building activity? The phrase ‘Modern Methods of Construction’ has been with us for three decades now, though you could trace the building methodology back to the early examples... View Article

Future Homes Standard is a starting point

The upcoming Future Homes Standard represents an important step towards more sustainable housing but should be viewed as a foundation rather than a ‘ceiling’ according to Simon Garbett of Wienerberger There’s little doubt that the homebuilding industry still has a... View Article

Keller Kitchens introduces bio-based kitchen

Keller has delivered a first for the kitchen market; a bio-based kitchen. enduura® is exceptional because the material used is not readily available in the market. By bringing together complementary suppliers, Keller has created a bio-based interior panel suitable for mass production, from... View Article

Designer Contracts’ Summer six spotlight

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has announced six new Summer starters and promotions. Mathew Gregory, Matt Miles, Georgina Lee, Mark Johnston, Stephen Miles and Bradley Stone have all joined the company or been promoted within it to strengthen... View Article

Social strength

Patrick Mooney, housing consultant and news editor of Housing, Management & Maintenance magazine asks ‘has the case for an expanded social housebuilding programme ever been stronger’? During the height of council house building in the 1950s, councils built on average... View Article

‘Radical’ Matthew Pennycook appointed Housing Minister

Matthew Pennycook has been confirmed as Housing Minister, in the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities headed by Secretary of State Angela Rayner. Pennycook is an experienced politician including in housing, reportedly showing a ‘radical’ approach to the Private... View Article

Introducing ROCKWOOL Fire Barrier EN

Introducing ROCKWOOL Fire Barrier EN – a new solution designed to help specifiers, contractors and fire protection specialists inhibit the spread of fire and smoke through concealed spaces of a building. In replacing Fire Barrier, Fire Barrier EN will provide... View Article