Leas Pavilion, Folkestone / Hollaway Studio

Final pre-commencement approvals have been given to restore Folkestone’s historic Leas Pavilion as part of a stunning residential development overlooking the town’s seafront. With all pre-commencement approvals now in place, work to return the Grade II-listed building to its former... View Article

Multiboard meets BS 5385 guidance on tiling substrates

Thanks to the continuing efforts of The Tiling Association (TTA), standards of training and workmanship across the industry have improved dramatically, while many specialist contractors and other building trades have made the switch to using high performance tilebacker boards, such... View Article

Grenfell inquiry: New “massively significant” report released

The Fire Brigades Union has termed a new report to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, released to the public today, “massively significant” evidence. The report (visible at https://www.grenfelltowerinquiry.org.uk/evidence/professor-luke-bisby), written by Professor Luke Bisby, a professor of fire and structures at Edinburgh University and an... View Article

ESG – Why doing the bare minimum is a business risk

The concept of ESG isn’t new. Discussion around how the construction industry can improve its environmental, social and governance factors has been gathering pace for some time now. But, do all organisations operating in this sector take it as seriously... View Article

Try before you buy – with West Fraser!

It’s easy to select the perfect panel for projects with West Fraser’s range of free samples When planning your job, whether a large-scale construction project or a small extension, it’s important to source the perfect panel products. West Fraser, formerly known... View Article

Reginox introduces innovative sink extender

Sales of undermount sinks have seen continuous year-on-year growth over the last 10 years. However, increasingly consumers are recognising that while they like the minimalist design of the sink, they miss the functionality of a drainer. As a result, Reginox... View Article

InstallerSHOW is back

InstallerSHOW is back from 21st to 23rd June and it’s bigger and better than ever this year in a new home at Birmingham’s NEC. InstallerSHOW will bring together over 300 exhibitors, 100 speakers and 10,000 visitors over the three days,... View Article

Durkan signs Hatfield housing deal to deliver 87 new homes

Durkan, a leading London and Home Counties homebuilder, will deliver 87 new homes in Hatfield following the exchange of contracts with Hertfordshire County Council and Danes Educational Trust – with agreement facilitating multiple new facilities for Onslow St Audrey’s School... View Article

Land Deal for William Davis Homes

Work is starting on a new housing development in a sought-after Leicestershire village, after the award-winning housebuilder William Davis Homes agreed to purchase the site from a local family. Outline planning permission had already been granted for the scheme in... View Article

Magply gains coveted BBA Certification

Magply magnesium oxysulfate (MOS) boards have recently undergone a stringent testing programme by the British Board of Agrément (BBA), which helps clients validate their processes and mitigate risk offering greater confidence for specifiers of the products tested. After a painstaking... View Article

Smartroof celebrates 20 years in business

Smartroof is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, a key milestone for a company that has revolutionised room-in-roof construction in the housing sector with its innovative panel system that can be installed in hours, not days. An important celebration, the... View Article

Housing 2022 Preview: Jackon UK Ltd – Stand C37

JACKON is a leading manufacturer of polystyrene building products, which make a positive contribution to the construction of highly energy-efficient buildings due to very low energy inputs required for heating or cooling. The company has two building systems – THERMOMUR®... View Article