Can Resident Management Companies Survive Biodiversity Net Gain?

With new legislation in November, developments will incorporate a mandatory 30-year biodiversity management covenant. With a long-term legal requirement that could see developers penalised for failures, it is important to consider suitable management. There are two management options typically used... View Article

Titon vent range grows to meet market demand

Titon’s recent investment in new tooling and assembly machinery is now coming to fruition with a wider choice of options in its mainline plastic vent ranges. Changes in customer demand since the revision to the Building Regulations last year have meant... View Article

Grab the productivity benefits of lightweight timber systems

Andrew Orriss of the Structural Timber Association (STA) urges housebuilders to continue to invest in timber frames, exploring how the method can meet sustainability demands as well as those of efficiency and productivity. The UK housebuilding industry has faced numerous challenges in recent... View Article

ANOTHER BARNSTORMING PROJECT FROM DESIGNER CONTRACTS

When Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, was invited to get involved in an exclusive rural development of 11 new family homes, it signalled the start of a unique two-year installation project. The just completed development of stunning stone-built... View Article

Bathroom technology: A smart choice

Today’s consumers have lived through some of the biggest technological changes in the home since the industrial revolution. Sophie Weston of Geberit looks at the untapped potential in bathroom spaces that housebuilders can offer.  The ‘hotelisation’ of the home has... View Article

Use the right channels to lighten the load

When it comes to specifying drainage channels, there are vital factors that enable a system to meet requirements of a housing development project. Rob Butcher of ACO Water Management looks at the standards that must be upheld from the earliest... View Article

Pave the way to £250 prize with quick survey

Share your opinions on landscaping brands and paving products – with a chance for you to win £250 in John Lewis vouchers. The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete, and your personal data will be respected in line... View Article

Growth under threat from demolition

Patrick Mooney, housing consultant and news editor of Housing, Management & Maintenance magazine discusses how the push to demolish ageing buildings could seriously undermine social housing’s growth agenda. Efforts to increase the stock of council housing to meet the growing... View Article

eHome2: to 2025 and beyond

Oliver Novakovic of Barratt Developments takes us inside the Energy House 2.0 test project in Salford, focusing on eHome2 – the three-bedroom family home built by Barratt & Saint-Gobain with a host of product innovations to take it past the... View Article

GARADOR SPONSORS NEW CHARITY RACE

Garador has played a major role in the West Country’s first ever Race from the Base charity event. This brand new event was organised to raise funds for the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, and Garador was a key sponsor, providing... View Article

ROCKWOOL® launches new SoundPro Guide

New comprehensive guide to specifying acoustic solutions for the residential and education sector To support specifiers in selecting acoustic solutions for education and residential applications, ROCKWOOL® has launched ROCKWOOL SoundPro. The specialist guide combines technical data, product information and the latest... View Article

Delivering social housing that makes a difference

Stephen Wasserman of National Housing Group discusses the keys to delivering good quality ‘eco’ social housing From ITV’s ongoing investigation to young influencer Kwajo Tweneboa’s tireless social media campaigning, social housing is becoming an inescapable subject, and rightly so. Plainly... View Article

A thermal bridge too far?

Following changes to Part L in 2021, carbon emissions in new builds have to be significantly lowered. Simon Hill of Schöck says specifiers need to be aware how greatly thermal bridges can affect insulation values A localised area of the building envelope with... View Article