Rockwell unveils elegant living with launch of Vetro, Canary Wharf

Rockwell has announced the launch of Vetro offering limited edition beautifully crafted and considered homes on West India Dock Road, Westferry. Conveniently located just yards from Westferry DLR Station, Vetro’s 47 timeless and elegant apartments will provide uninterrupted views overlooking... View Article

Why plywood is a good material for construction

Materials are an important part of any construction project. Materials will not only help determine the end look but will play into such factors as the durability and strength of the work and whether maintenance will be required. When it... View Article

Master Builder Awards: celebrate the best of UK builders

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is today launching its fifteenth biennial Master Builder Awards, a national competition that celebrates the best of the UK’s builders. After one of the toughest years, with the impacts of the pandemic hitting SME... View Article

Mission accomplished as businessman restores WWI memorial

A patriotic businessman’s painstaking, two year quest to restore a World War One Memorial in Leicestershire to its former glory has finally been achieved – fittingly on Remembrance Day! Adrian Burr, chairman of award-winning developers Springbourne Homes, marked the occasion... View Article

Small builders given voice at top of construction industry

A restructure of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), the leading coordinating body for UK construction, has seen the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) take a seat on the Steering Co-ordination Group. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “It... View Article

A gamechanger for new homes

Be ready for the energy change with the aroTHERM plus air source heat pump The future is now. Introducing the aroTHERM plus from Vaillant. A new generation monobloc air-to-water heat pump that changes the way we heat homes. Using the... View Article

NHBC launches new 2021 Standards for UK housebuilders

NHBC, the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes, has launched the 2021 edition of its technical Standards. The new Standards will be effective for every new home covered by an NHBC warranty, where foundations are begun on... View Article

Strong demand continues to drive sales activity

Demand for new properties and the flow of new homes being listed for sale across the UK’s housing market remained strong over the month, according to the October 2020, RICS Residential Market Survey. As current guidelines permit the market to... View Article

A new district on the waterfront

LISTEN HERE🔊 Set to bring over 10,000 homes to the capital, Barking Riverside has been called one of Europe’s “most exciting placemaking projects.” Housebuilder & Developer’s deputy editor spoke to David Watkinson of Barking Riverside London. The Barking Riverside project... View Article

Cradle to cradle – squaring the circle

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Marco Abdallah of Drees & Sommer tells Housebuilder & Developer’s deputy editor Jack Wooler what a ‘circular economy’ could look like, and what concrete steps the construction industry can take to achieve this ideal. ‘Circular economy’ is... View Article

Fireshield® used in upgrade of residential building in London

With today’s focus on fire performance of facades across all types of construction, projects to replace and upgrade existing combustible cladding types are increasingly common. At Goldfinch Court, client Hills Partnership working with PCKO Architects undertook this project to replace... View Article

Have attitudes to property really changed with Covid?

Barratt Homes, together with its research partner GoodMore Global Ltd, have looked into attitudes around homes and work nationwide during Covid. Despite Covid having a dramatic impact on our day to day lives, its impacts haven’t markedly altered many of... View Article

Cerys’ Palace in Crystal Palace

This project sits in the Church Road Conservation Area in Crystal Palace, South London and consists of a complete refurbishment of a beautiful, historic five-bedroom house and a rear extension Unlike with many other projects, the brief here was not... View Article

Tiled hygiene

LISTEN HERE🔊  The pandemic has thrown the spotlight on issues of hygiene as never before; The Tile Association explains tiled surfaces’ wide applications for helping achieve clean, healthy environments. Tiles are a durable and aesthetic solution for walls and floors... View Article

The UK CA Mark is coming

LISTEN HERE🔊 With the end of the Brexit transition period looming, Dennis Milligan of the British Flue and Chimney Manufacturer’s Association (BFCMA) looks at how the UK CA Mark will differ to its EU predecessor Unlike many in the industry... View Article