Five common mistakes budding property developers commit

Real estate development is not the most beginner-friendly field. However, many developers start on small projects and learn from there. Still, many commit some crucial mistakes that could put them in debt for years to come, or lead to severe... View Article

Future fire compliance

LISTEN HERE Nick Rutter of FireAngel explains how to achieve ‘constant compliance’ in fire safety, exploring some of the intelligent solutions that can adapt to future needs. Following the Hackitt Review, many developers are looking to adopt its principles to... View Article

Open to smart & sustainable appliances

LISTEN HERE Phil Slater of Whirlpool UK looks at how sustainability drivers plus a trend for open plan living are being supported by innovation in modern appliances. Homebuyers seek the latest kitchen appliances and technology. With more households opting for... View Article

Stand out with a canopy

LISTEN HERE Phil Nash from Scotts of Thrapston discusses the many different styles and materials available for porch canopies, and the benefits they can bring Porch canopies come in many different styles and materials, are easy to install, and can... View Article

Fire compliance for balconies explained

LISTEN HERE Nick Haughton of Sapphire explores the key fire compliance considerations when specifying balconies for housebuilding projects. Balconies are a cost-effective way to add square footage to apartments and give residents coveted private outdoor access. Studies have shown that... View Article

Stylish new carpet launch from Designer Contracts

Designer Contracts – the UK’s largest flooring contractor – has introduced a stylish, neutral carpet collection into its wide-ranging portfolio of floorcoverings. Primo Naturals is an easy-clean, twist-pile carpet, made with 100 per cent Excellon polypropylene – a fibre recognised... View Article

Comar launch the ECO LT window & door systems

Comar profiles have thicker walls providing extra strength and durability for the British market, ensuring that Comar performs. Designed specifically for the British Market and offering a truly British engineered solution. Comar ECO LT is a newly launched aluminium window... View Article

Concealment enhances tenant safety

British designed and manufactured, Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers are gaining increasing popularity for use on fire doors in high-rise flats, apartments and HMOs. The door closers carry the CE mark and have been independently tested and proved to meet... View Article

RTPI applauds world-class ambitions for planning

Government plans to put good design and place-making at the heart of a reformed planning system have been welcomed by the Royal Town Planning Institute. Speaking in Parliament, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said that the new system would champion tree-lined... View Article

Freefoam announce 30 year anniversary

2020 is a significant year for Freefoam Building Products, with the company marking 30 years of trading. In 1990 founding Managing Director Tony Walsh set up an extrusion plant in Cork, Ireland, with one co-extrusion line. With a vision to... View Article