Godwin Developments submits outline plans for new homes

National residential and commercial developer Godwin Developments today announces that it has submitted outline plans for the creation of up to 50 new family homes on land south of Ashby Road Central, in the Leicestershire town of Shepshed. The proposed scheme,... View Article

Why developers are digitising home user guides with Resi-Sense

The fully populated digital home user guide for residential developments. We want to tell you about Resi-Sense: the web service that is transforming the delivery of resident handover information using digital data. Traditional printed handover packs are cumbersome and the information... View Article

Government handling of green homes grant voucher scheme

A report by the National Audit Office (NAO) on the ill-fated Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme, has found that a rushed delivery and implementation significantly reduced the benefits that might have been achieved. The report examined the performance, implementation, procurement... View Article

Springbourne homes scoop two UK property awards

Top Midlands developer Springbourne Homes has scooped two top design awards for its stunning £19m Hornsey Rise site in Leicestershire. The luxurious location, near Market Bosworth, has been recognised in the Residential Development and the Architecture Multiple Residence categories of... View Article

Driving growth

Following the lifting of the final restrictions, construction businesses across the UK are preparing for a future beyond covid. Leeds-based C80 Group is one of those companies, with ambitious targets for post-pandemic growth in its sights. We spoke to Group... View Article

Titon Shortlisted in H&V News Awards 2021

We are extremely proud to announce that we are once again finalists in the 2021 H&V News Awards. Our innovative Titon Ultimate® dMEV and Titon FireSafe® Air Brick products have been shortlisted in the ‘Domestic Ventilation Product of the Year’... View Article

Planning overhaul to be watered down

The Government’s plans to overhaul planning laws are set to be drastically watered down to appease Conservative MPs and voters, according to a recent report. According to a report from the Times, the plans, which included a zonal system to... View Article

Defra-exempt wood burning stoves for smoke control areas

A perfect all-in-one package when you are designing your dream home. Wood burning stoves are a desirable feature for many homes but come with caveats and issues around smoke zones and chimneys. A new all-in-one package from a reputable manufacturer... View Article


By Carl Pittam, Development Director, Ubeeqo a brand of Europcar Mobility Group  With space at such a premium in towns and cities, the pressure is on for housebuilders to provide high quality, sustainable homes that not only meet the changing lifestyles... View Article

The definitive guide to acoustic, fire and thermal insulation

The updated 2021 ROCKWOOL Red Book is now available to download. This powerful interactive tool provides digital access to technical data, product certification and a wide range of specification support materials across the ROCKWOOL product range. It’s all designed to... View Article

Comments on the Halifax house price index update

Following the Halifax House Price Index for August, please find comments below from the Assetz Group and property consultancy Knight Frank… Stuart Law, CEO of the Assetz group, said: “While it is generally expected that house price growth will simmer... View Article

Comprehensive system solution

A modern building now has to excel in performance — reducing its environmental impact, being more energy efficient, aesthetically pleasing and meeting the requirements of the ever-more critical end user. Insulation is at the centre of sustainable energy and is... View Article

Flooring installations in damp and humid environments

  Flooring installations in damp or humid environments, such as kitchens or bathrooms and wetrooms, are exposed to varying degrees of moisture. Neil Sanders, technical director at leading UK manufacturer of subfloor preparation products and floorcoverings adhesives, F. Ball and... View Article