Council joins London-wide group to improve temporary housing

Croydon Council has joined a London-wide initiative set up to strike better deals when finding temporary accommodation for homeless families. At its cabinet meeting last night (Monday), the council signed up to joining Capital Letters, a scheme where participating councils... View Article

Construction SMEs are being left behind by off-site solutions

The House of Lords will debate the Science and Technology Committee’s report ”Off-site Manufacture in Construction: Building for Change” which, among other concerns, cites a need to improve the productivity of the industry. Lord Mair has said that the principal barrier to off-site... View Article

Light Projects and Wibre make a splash in the UK

London-based manufacturer, Light Projects, is delighted to announce it has formed a strategic partnership with German underwater lighting specialist, Wibre.  Wibre is a world leading manufacturer of underwater and exterior lighting fittings and is well known for its precision engineering... View Article

How to add smart value to homes

Paul Hilditch of Systemline explains how smart technology can add value to new build homes, revealing the key elements housebuilders and developers should consider when choosing products, and the challenges to address. Technology is rapidly advancing to meet consumer demand... View Article

Still at its best, Johnson & Starley warm air heating

Johnson & Starley’s WarmCair condensing warm air heating range is suitable for a wide range of applications including private residential and social housing as well as smaller commercial applications such as schools, sports facilities, nursing homes and community centres. With... View Article

Waterproofing your basement: what do you need to know?

Nicholas Donnithorne FLS FRES, UK Technical Services Manager, Rentokil Property Care Converting your basement or cellar into a liveable space could be a wise move in today’s property market. Halifax recently reported house price growth dropping to a five-year low, and... View Article

The efficiency checklist

When specifying heating systems, housebuilders need to take a variety of considerations into account to ensure that they can produce maximum efficiency returns from developments. Bill Jones of Potterton advises on best practice. The integration of an appropriate heating system... View Article

Warning signs as construction output flat-lines, says FMB

Rising costs and continued uncertainty over Brexit are to blame for the slight drop in construction output, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the construction output figures for October 2018, published by the Office for National Statistics, Sarah... View Article

Engineered wood holds the floor

Katherine Mathews of Kährs explores the benefits of engineered wood flooring, and the significant impact the right kind of flooring can have on a development. When designing and building a home, flooring is just one of many things to consider.... View Article

Weston Homes gain agreement to principle of planning permission for £300m regeneration of Anglia Square in Norwich into new mixed use urban quarter

Housebuilder Weston Homes, in conjunction with landowner Columbia Threadneedle, has received a Resolution to Grant planning permission from Norwich City Council for their proposals to regenerate Anglia Square in central Norwich into a £300 million mixed use urban quarter. Once a ‘Section 106’ legal... View Article

Orbit acquires Daventry site to build 450 new homes

Orbit, one of the country’s largest housing groups, has acquired a 95-acre site near Daventry, Northamptonshire, on which to build 450 new homes as well as providing community facilities and land for a new primary school. The new high-quality development... View Article