More costs and more delays will hamper house building, warns FMB

New biodiversity measures will result in more costs and more delays for the nation’s small and medium-sized (SME) house builders, worsening the housing crisis, warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Responding to today’s Spring Statement, Brian Berry, Chief Executive... View Article

Senses working overtime

With wellbeing becoming one of the fastest growing priorities in modern life, housebuilders have an increasingly important role to play in exploring the significance of multi-sensory design in the bathroom and how to achieve it. Here, Sophie Weston, channel marketing... View Article

Construction new orders decline signals weakness in 2019

Data from the ONS, published today, shows that construction output rose 2.7% in January, but was 0.6% lower on a three-month basis, owing to weakness in three of the largest sectors of activity during the period: private housing, commercial and... View Article

British Property Federation response to Spring Statement 2019

Brexit uncertainty Melanie Leech, Chief Executive of the British Property Federation, said: “As the Chancellor rightly identified, the threat of a disruptive and damaging ‘no deal’ Brexit hangs over the UK economy, and removing that shadow from day-to-day investment decision-making... View Article

Introducing Königstone: Feel at home

Taking its name from the German word for “king”, Königstone was created in 2005 with the aim of providing quartz products of the highest quality for use as surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms. The brand was started by two business partners, who currently... View Article

BLANCO appoints new Marketing Manager

BLANCO UK has appointed John Robinson as Marketing Manager to take over the reins of the UK marketing and communications strategy. John joined BLANCO from Bathstore where he headed up the Marketing and Communication team for nearly five years, before... View Article

StrongFix – improved support from Norbord

Sometimes, even the simple task of hanging a picture or a mirror on an interior partition wall has been fraught with difficulty due to the common challenge of a weak plasterboard substrate. That is no longer a problem thanks to... View Article

Scotframe – think fabric first

Scotframe manufacture an innovative and unique injected PU closed panel timber frame system called Val-U-ThermPLUS® a range of advanced, closed panel, factory insulated, high thermal performance wall, roof and floor systems, which provide a winning solution. Val-U-ThermPLUS® ensures space heating... View Article

The hidden costs of ‘cheap’ insulation

New research has shown that by using premium performance phenolic insulation over cheaper, thicker mineral fibre insulation, developers can reduce construction thicknesses and actually save on total upfront costs. The study from Currie & Brown, which was commissioned by Kingspan... View Article

Artisan Panel doors for luxury homes and apartments

Specialist door manufacturer, Ahmarra have supplied bespoke panel doors for a number of striking high-end residential properties from their Artisan Panel Door Collection. The Artisan range has been designed specifically for architects, developers and interior designers working in the luxury... View Article