LGA responds to MHLG discounted homes funding

Responding to MHCLG’s announcement that £8.5 million will fund pilots supporting community groups to build discounted homes, Local Government Association housing spokesman Cllr Martin Tett, said: “The Government’s announcement of £8.5 million is a positive step and will support some... View Article

Build nears completion at Legacy Wharf in Stratford

The regeneration of Stratford is reaching a new milestone, with construction work on one of the area’s new residential communities nearly complete. Housebuilder Bellway London is behind Legacy Wharf, a development of one, two and three-bedroom apartments off Cooks Road.... View Article

CPRE reaction to permitted development rights extension

New planning rights to make some development easier risk undermining local community and authority influence, says CPRE. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has said the ‘permitted development rights’ will be extended from 25 May to allow... View Article

Getting on top of Document Q

Jamie Johnson of IronmongeryDirect discusses the importance of door and window security in the context of complying with Approved Document Q According to the Office for National Statistics, between January and September 2018 there were over 200,000 residential burglaries recorded... View Article

A Partnership in Excellence with Kingspan and Nulok

Long-term partners, Kingspan Insulated Panels and Nulok have combined their innovative pitched slate and tile roofing systems to create a slim, versatile solution that offers the benefits of insulated panels with the aesthetic appeal of traditional vernacular roof finishes –... View Article

Freefoam release new cladding brochure

Freefoam Building Products are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new cladding brochure – The Complete Cladding Solution. Featuring all PVC-UE cladding products within the range – the Single Shiplap in white and woodgrain options, the popular Fortex... View Article

Ultimate choice for burglar resistant roof windows

Don’t forget, sometimes there is a requirement for roof windows to meet the security requirements of approved document Q. If involved in a new build project, VELUX can provide a range of roof windows which do just that! Available in... View Article

Site visit inspires school children in Brampton

A group of school children from Brampton have been given an inside look at a housing development in the village. Brampton Primary School’s Early Years pupils aged between four and five were welcomed to Bellway’s Brampton Gate development, off Laws... View Article

Eversheds Sutherland advises Urban Splash on groundbreaking deal with Homes England and Japan’s biggest housebuilder to deliver thousands of new homes across the UK

Eversheds Sutherland has advised regeneration company Urban Splash on its multi-million-pound joint venture with Japan’s biggest housebuilder, Sekisui House, and Homes England to deliver thousands of new homes across England. Sekisui House, one of the world’s leading housebuilders, is a... View Article

Extraordinary ensuites

Chris Tranter of Bristan explores how housebuilders can harness the possibilities in ensuites using showers to entice prospective buyers. According to Direct Line, an ensuite can add as much as 5 per cent to the value of a house, with... View Article

BLANCO UK appoints new Sales Executive

BLANCO UK has appointed a new Sales Executive, Matthew Clatworthy, for the Oxford, Reading, Slough, Swindon, Stoke and Telford areas. Matthew joins the BLANCO team with plenty of experience in the kitchen industry having worked as a Showroom Manager at... View Article

ENVIROVENT CELEBRATES WINNING LEADING INDUSTRY AWARD

EnviroVent, the Harrogate-based manufacturer of ventilation solutions, is celebrating winning ‘Domestic Ventilation Product of the Year’ at the 25thannual H&V News Awards for its innovative ATMOS® system. ATMOS® is the first ever smart range of PIV (Positive Input Ventilation) solutions, with five... View Article