AG Woodward Brick

AG, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of innovative concrete products, has launched a new Fine Cast Brick which has been developed specifically with Housing Associations and Private Developments in mind. Woodward, which comes in nine colours and both smooth... View Article

Empowering Homeowners through Active Buildings

From Simon McWhirter, Head of Engagement, Active Building Centre Our environment is rapidly changing and we can observe it in real time. Hotter, drier summers and cooler, wetter winters are an inevitable consequence of climate change. Finding a panacea will... View Article

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