Three is the magic number for modern housing development

An innovative combination of three reflective, insulating and low emissivity construction membranes from Glidevale Protect has been used to deliver the magic formula for a new build apartment scheme in Plymouth, Devon, helping achieve the key driver of energy efficiency... View Article

New design body must meet the rural challenge, says CPRE

Commenting on the appointment of Nicholas Boys Smith to establish a new design body, Crispin Truman, chief executive at CPRE, the countryside charity, said: “Good quality design that promotes healthy, low carbon living can and should be the foundation of... View Article

Sapphire steps up to the challenge at Allen Court

Sapphire’s balcony design and manufacturing expertise has addressed the technical challenges posed by the renovation of a London housing estate by Linden Homes and Notting Hill Genesis. The transformation of homes at Allen Court in Greenford included an intricate perforated... View Article

FMB Elects First Woman National President

Members of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) have elected Jan Etchells as their new National President at their Annual General Meeting, held virtually on 18 September. Jan, of Syntonic Kitchen Technicians Limited, and a long-term member of the FMB’s... View Article

Luxury Bracknell apartments completed 4 months ahead of schedule

The transformation of the former One Thames Valley commercial office building into a luxury apartment development has been completed four months ahead of schedule. Leading UK property developer SevenCapital, which acquired the premises in May 2019 with permitted development rights... View Article

New social housing scheme in Lewisham given the go-ahead

The City of London Corporation has been given the green light to build 110 new social housing homes in the borough of Lewisham. On Thursday (27 August) Lewisham Council’s planning committee unanimously agreed the development on the land at Sydenham... View Article