Can MMC quality reduce fire risk in buildings?

Mary McCollum of Sapphire Balconies explains how the quality control possible through modern methods of construction (MMC) can reduce fire risk in buildings – particularly when installing balconies. Modern methods of construction (MMC) may hold the key to a myriad... View Article

City’s new five-year Housing Strategy approved

City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet recently approved a new five-year Housing Strategy for the city. Residents and stakeholders were consulted on the new strategy ‘Better Homes for All’, which sets out the council’s ambitions from 2019 to 2024. It outlines... View Article

Encasement acquires Pendock from Davidson Holdings

Peterborough based architectural and decorative casing solutions specialist, Encasement Ltd, has acquired Pendock as part of its strategy to expand into new market sectors, while increasing production capacity with the addition of Pendock’s UK based manufacturing facilities. Encasement was formed... View Article

Two of Kevin McCloud’s property businesses go into liquidation

Two companies forming part of Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud’s eco-friendly property business Happiness Architecture Beauty (HAB) have gone into liquidation. Investors had been attracted to HAB Land and subsidiary HAB Land Finance by a multimillion pound fundraising scheme that... View Article

Barratt Developments trading update

Barratt Developments PLC (the ‘Group’) held its Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) at 12:00pm in London on 16 October and issued a trading update for the 15 week period from 1 July to 13 October (the ‘period’). All comparatives are to... View Article

Overcome Fast Track Flooring Challenges with IVC Nomad

Nomad is the commercial loose-lay heterogeneous vinyl floor from IVC that’s ready to overcome the challenge of fast-track new-build and refurbishment projects. By adding two glass-fibre layers to its heterogeneous construction, IVC has given Nomad better stability than conventional sheet... View Article

Accessible housing design: Put pleasure over procedure

According to guidance published by RIBA, a well-designed bathroom is often the key to dignity and independence. The guidance – Age Friendly Housing – says, “Hospital-style bathrooms have made bathing a procedure rather than a pleasure for older and disabled... View Article

Matte Black from AQATA

As the trend for a softer ‘industrial vibe’ continues, AQATA’s matte black option has grown in popularity.  The walk-in screens have an elegant matte black finish, either as a plain glass screen or with three alternative glass patterns.  The three... View Article

Versatility of steel

The industrial style of steel windows is fashionable while the strong, versatile material is ideal for external windows, double doors, internal partitions, and shower screens. External steel windows can boast interlocked steel glazing bars if specified which make them incredibly... View Article

Keeping mould at bay

With the introduction of the ‘Fitness for Human Habitation Act of 2019’ landlords face increasing pressure in the fight against mould and blackspot growth in their properties. This problem increases during the Autumn and Winter months. Autumn arrives, now is... View Article

Accessible entrance for community chemist

A busy healthcare hub in the centre of Leicester, Yakub Chemist offers a community pharmacy as well as home care services.  Ensuring all customers can access the facilities, the main entrance has recently benefit from a complete refurbishment.  An accessible... View Article