Home improvements boosting construction work, says FMB

Repair and maintenance work is supporting recovery in the construction sector, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to today’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures. Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “The recovery in the construction... View Article

Planning application for Long Marston Airfield approved

Stratford-on-Avon District Council has granted planning permission for 154 new homes at Long Marston Airfield. Pegasus Group successfully achieved the Reserved Matters approval on behalf of Bovis Homes – part of Vistry Group for the residential development at Lower Quinton,... View Article

New homes for those in most need

A unique housing development, providing much needed council homes, increasingly in demand in Gateshead, received unanimous approval from the borough’s planning committee today (December 9th). The new housing development, in Wrekenton, will comprise four bungalows, 12 apartments and 28 two... View Article

A successful 2020 for connectors and fasteners

Despite the unprecedented nature of 2020 the construction industry is prevailing, and we’ve been working hard at Simpson Strong-Tie to bring you exciting new innovations across all of our main product ranges, backed by brand new catalogues and our first... View Article

VELUX Rewards – not just for Christmas!

Top up your Christmas budget this year by claiming VELUX Rewards on every purchase of VELUX roof windows, flat roof windows, sun tunnels and blinds! You can spend your rewards with a wide range of top-brands including M&S, Argos, Tesco,... View Article

New NHBC Standards 2021 – effective 1 January 2021

NHBC has launched its technical Standards for 2021 which will apply to every new home covered by an NHBC warranty, where foundations are started on or after 1 January 2021. New NHBC Standards 2021 NHBC’s dedicated standards team have spent... View Article

Designer Contracts digs deep for Childline

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has stepped in once more to sponsor the services of leading children’s charity ChildLine for one day. Thursday (December 3rd 2020) marked the fourth time the company has supported the charity’s running costs... View Article

Whole-life carbon assessment – the only practical path towards Net Zero

By British Woodworking Federation Helen Hewitt, Chief Executive of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF), penned an article about the importance of ‘getting retrofit right’ for the report Why timber is leading construction’s Net Zero recovery, published by the Confederation of Timber Industries in the Summer.... View Article

Works commence on new £10m Nottinghamshire housing development

Building works have started on ‘Forest Park’; an exclusive 45-home development in Nottinghamshire, by property developer Taggart Homes. Located in the sought-after village of Annesley, in the Ashfield district of Nottinghamshire, the development has a prime position on Derby Road... View Article