Green light for timber homes in Newham

Planning has been granted by Newham Borough Council in east London for an 800m² residential scheme for Cliveden Land. Edward Williams Architects has designed four new buildings to be inserted into the car parking area of an existing development of... View Article

The fight to combat homelessness

Patrick Mooney, housing consultant and news editor of Housing, Management & Maintenance, explains why he believes Whitehall politicians need to up their game in the fight to combat homelessness and cut unnecessary deaths. It was a sad indictment of the... View Article

2010s to record poorest figures on housebuilding

The 2010s will see the lowest number of new houses built in England since the Second World War, according to analysis from think tank CPS. This is reportedly part of a 50-year pattern, in which each decade has seen fewer... View Article

From the Editor

TV architect George Clarke spoke at a recent event on the urgent need to innovate in housebuilding to deliver good quality at the same time as the numbers. At the Mitsubishi Electric-staged event Clarke provocatively said “there’s no point building... View Article

Contractor Bouygues chooses Deceuninck PVC-U over aluminium

More than 700 frames of Deceuninck’s 2500 chamfered windows have been installed in a development of luxury apartments in Southampton. Alexandra Wharf is a collection of two and three bedroom, stylish water-front apartments, forming part of the Ocean Village development... View Article

Futurebuild partners with BEIS and Innovate UK to host Innovation Zone

Futurebuild has been announced as an Official UK Government Innovation Partner as it unveils plans to host ‘The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Innovation Zone’ at the 2019 event. The Innovation Zone will inspire and educate visitors around the Government’s... View Article

BoilerMag teams up with worldwide brand

The popular BoilerMag range of heating protection products will now be marketed under the world renowned Spear and Jackson brand name. Previously marketed by sister company Eclipse Magnetics (and Spear and Jackson Group member company) the BoilerMag range will now... View Article

Zero energy bills for the UK’s greenest Victorian homes

Victorian townhouses in Manchester become the first homes in Europe to achieve the world’s toughest performance standards set by the renowned German Passivhaus Institute. Featuring Nobel prize winning super material graphene and a host of world first technologies, these 125... View Article

Unlocking the drive to quality

James Parker reports on a call from TV architect George Clarke for a change in the way we build homes. TV architect George Clarke spoke at a recent event staged by Mitsubishi Electric looking at the urgent need to innovate... View Article

Designing a home with a year-round garden

Gardens have to feel good as well as look good. When designing a garden, it is important to take this into account and consider all the ways to make it perfect throughout the seasons. There are a few things you... View Article

Easy installations, when time is money

Well-designed products which are fast and easy to install can save valuable time on site, reducing costs and keeping projects on schedule. When it comes to taps and showers, there are an increasing number of stylish options available which can... View Article

Prestige Edinburgh development set to launch

An 84-apartment development considered to be the most upmarket in Scotland’s recent history is due to launch in the coming days, welcoming guests and prospective buyers. Unlike anything ever launched in Edinburgh – and more akin in ambition and level... View Article