More and more has to be done off-site

Nick Whittle, joint md of timber frame manufacturer Target Timber Systems, says that “all building methods have to meet the same strict criteria laid down by local authority building control and/or the clients specific requirements.” Arguably some methods of build... View Article

The Future is Modular… and the future needs Tyvek®

The multiple benefits of modular development, from cost to sustainability to efficiency, are playing a valuable part in addressing not only the housing shortage but also the impact of climate change. DuPont™ Tyvek® membranes and systems are also playing their... View Article

A Stannah platform lift future-proofs a new home in Somerset

A first-hand experience by homeowners, Alan and Christine Wiseman Making your home accessible for as long as possible is becoming standard practice in the UK. It’s called future-proofing and it’s practical, efficient and affordable, which is why Alan and Christine... View Article

BRE helps to launch Home of 2030

A government-sponsored competition is inviting housing providers, designers and others to submit proposals for the design and delivery of new homes, responding to two Grand Challenges affecting future housing need: an ageing society and clean growth. The competition will be... View Article

Spectre of uncertainty continues to haunt construction says FMB

Commenting on the UK Construction PMI data published today showing overall volumes of work in construction falling for the sixth consecutive month, Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), Brian Berry commented: “Following a Halloween Brexit delay, the... View Article

Airtech helps raise awareness on radon

Airtech, the ventilation specialists, is supporting UK Radon Awareness Week (4-10 November 2019.) Run by the UK Radon Association, this year the campaign is focusing on recent research from Public Health England (PHE) and University College London (UCL) that reveals... View Article

Welborne Garden Village secures outline planning

Fareham Borough Council has granted outline planning permission for the creation of Welborne Garden Village, a holistically-planned new place whose spirit, character and form are inspired by its landscape setting. The 6,000-home settlement by Buckland Development Ltd. is amongst the... View Article

Get off the fence

In times of diminished margins and more stringent regulations, the pressure is on developers to build high-quality projects that still deliver profits. As such, there’s now an intense search for new solutions that can help. Here, John Abernethie, CEO at... View Article

Glidevale helps Aran Services to combat roofspace condensation

Insulation technicians from energy efficiency and property improvement firm Aran Services have been brushing up their skills in fitting Glidevale tile ventilators. Working with local authorities and housing associations across the UK to make homes more energy efficient, Aran is... View Article

LGA responds to Grenfell Inquiry Report

Responding to the publication of the Grenfell Tower inquiry report today, Lord Porter, building safety spokesman at the Local Government Association, said: “The tragedy that unfolded at Grenfell Tower and claimed at least 72 lives in such an unimaginable and... View Article

A house for all seasons

From Chris Stanley, Housing Manager, Concrete Block Association Earlier this month I attended (and chaired a session at) The Modern Masonry annual Resilient Housing Conference held in partnership with the Brick Development Association and The Concrete Centre. The event presented... View Article

NFB announces Construction Summit

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) today announces the creation of the Construction Summit 2020, a brand new conference designed to become a focal point for the whole construction industry. “We’re very ambitious for the Construction Summit,” says Nick Sangwin,... View Article

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