Sinking in the Sun

With May 2020 officially designated as hottest on record, it is very possible that the UK will experience another hot, dry summer again this year. As most will remember 2018 saw an uncharacteristic six-week long heatwave which caused a surge... View Article

New director appointed for Barratt West region

Barratt Developments has appointed Ian Menham as its new regional managing director for the company’s west region, replacing Chris Burton who is retiring after more than 30 years in the business. Ian Menham will be responsible for Barratt’s operations in... View Article

Birmingham’s first co-housing projects underway

Birmingham City Council, in partnership with Housing 21, a leading not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people of modest means, has identified land in Lozells and Saltley to provide the city’s first co-housing projects for older people. The... View Article

CITB levy cut welcome relief for construction, says FMB

Responding to today’s announcement from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) that it will be suspending levy payments from industry until September, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), said: “The cut in the CITB levy which... View Article

The secret to the perfect gravel driveway

All the finest properties are defined by the first impression they make on prospective buyers. Those first impressions, the property’s kerb appeal, can also make all the difference to its market value, adding an estimated 5-10%. Part of that kerb... View Article

Making sound flooring choices

Unwanted noise is not only a nuisance, but it can have a real impact on our stress levels, wellbeing and overall quality of life. Here, Jason Pethard, Head of Key Accounts at Forbo Flooring Systems, discusses why the specification of... View Article