Multimillion-pound affordable housing scheme set for Wilmslow

A multimillion-pound affordable housing development is to be built in one of the UK’s most glamorous towns. The 52 shared ownership and affordable rent homes will be developed by Weaver Vale Housing Trust’s new shared ownership and sales brand, Prospa Homes. The... View Article

Showcasing sustainable offsite manufacturing in Scotland

A new exhibition in Glasgow is showcasing sustainable buildings factory-made from wood, demonstrating how innovative timber engineering methods can overcome traditional construction challenges. Supported by Scottish Forestry, Engineering and Built Environment students from Edinburgh Napier University have this week launched... View Article

New build bathroom trends that are here to stay

Design trends come and go, but for those who’d like to take a pulse of what’s now and next, taking a look at what housebuilders are offering within new build homes gives a good indicator of what’s in demand. From... View Article

Prominent Glasgow development marks one year on site

The homebuilder behind a prestigious Glasgow housing development has marked the completion of its first year on-site with a look back at the important construction milestones reached so far. The team at CALA Homes (West) has now been on-site at... View Article

Crown’s Clean Extreme has opacity covered

Leading trade paint brand Crown Trade has introduced an upgraded Ultimate Opacity formulation to its popular range of Clean Extreme Stain Resistant Scrubbable Matt emulsions which offers excellent coverage, increased scrubbability and a flawless finish. The new high opacity formulation... View Article

Growth in off-site construction

Specialist timber frame building manufacturers Target Timber Systems have in the last 10 days been instructed to commence work on two projects with a combined order value of £2 million. The mixed developments of houses and apartments, one in Oxford... View Article

Linden Homes acquires land to deliver 745 homes

Leading housebuilder, Linden Homes, has completed a major land deal to deliver 745 much-needed homes in Thanet, Kent. The 54-acre development will provide a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, with 25 percent of homes on site being... View Article

Floods SuDS and Permeable Paving

The strengthening link between flooding and climate change highlights the importance of sustainable drainage – or SuDS – on developments. But, as Chris Hodson of Interpave argues, it is becoming clear that well-designed, multifunctional SuDS actually cost less as well.... View Article

The key to housing workers

A 264-home project for key workers at the University of Cambridge has been completed by architects Stanton Williams. Jack Wooler spoke to the practice’s Gavin Henderson on how the space between buildings has been utilised to embed the community into... View Article

Redrow Homes set to unveil new homes in Oxford

Redrow Homes Thames Valley has announced that homes at its highly anticipated development, The Steeples will be unveiled this week. Prospective homeowners are invited find out more about homes at the new development by attending the pre-launch event at the... View Article

Grass Concrete Ltd turning hard landscapes soft

Converting traditional hard landscaped drive ways into softer landscaped green space applies to both commercial car parks and domestic driveways. Specifiers can turn those large parking areas into sustainable green vistas with sustainability built in. With new builds developers are... View Article

Form, function and fire

Specifying and procuring doors for refurbishment and new build, can present many challenges in today’s market conditions. With often competing and exacting criteria to contend with, it can often seem like an unsolvable problem, trying to meets the needs of... View Article

ToughGlaze UK Stock List 2020

Bespoke Products TG Switchable (available combined with other products) Security Glass (manual attack, anti-bandit, ballistic & bullet resistant, blast & explosion resistant) Mesh & Fabric interlayers (available combined with other products) Digital printing / Silk Screen Magna (upcycled glass) Acoustic... View Article

Vent-Axia Named a Business Superbrand for 2019

Vent-Axia, the market-leading British ventilation manufacturer, is delighted to have been named in the UK Business Superbrand list for 2019. The award follows robust independent research commissioned by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA), which identifies the UK’s Superbrands in... View Article