FORRME completes £5m County Down Development

Northern Ireland-based construction firm FORRME has recently completed a £5m social housing project at Dromore Street, Banbridge, County Down. Appointed by Clanmil Housing Association, FORRME have constructed 32 modern social housing units, made up of a mix of new-build houses,... View Article

Spring Statement comment from BRE

Gwyn Roberts, New Homes and Communities Lead at BRE said: “BRE welcomes the Chancellor’s proposal for a Future Homes Standard. We fully support the need for future-proofed new homes but don’t think we should wait until 2025 for them. “We... View Article

Green light for Broadway Malyan in Hove

Brighton & Hove City Council has approved proposals for a new 152-apartment scheme in Hove. The Broadway Malyan-designed scheme for developer Crest Nicholson comprises 19 studios, 49 one bedroom, 76 two bedroom and eight three bedroom apartments across four residential... View Article

Solid floor refurbishment research released

Kingspan Insulation has published a new white paper assessing how different floor insulation specifications can impact cost and floor-to-ceiling height in home refurbishments. The report is based on research from leading consultants — Currie & Brown. It shows that Kingspan... View Article

For those looking for ambience

With PM (particulate matter) pollution grabbing national headlines, Specflue is pioneering an alternative heating method for those looking for the ambience of a flickering fire in their living room that offers enhanced eco credentials. Pellet stoves, such as those manufactured... View Article

Bathroom of the future

The ageing population, along with the number of older people choosing to stay in their own homes for financial reasons, means that the bathroom of the future must be able to cater to a wide range of needs. Here, Chris... View Article

SWF introduces fixed Taylors Spindle to its portfolio

Steel Window Fittings (SWF), a Steel Window Association member, is pleased to announce the launch of its “Taylors Spindle”. New to Steel Window Fittings, the Taylors Spindle, which can be used with the company’s B850 and B860 door handles. The... View Article

Out with the old and in with the new

By Danny Hanlon, UK COO, Granite & TREND Transformations With summer approaching, homeowners are starting to think about making those changes around the home that have been niggling away during the winter. Big decisions like a kitchen or bathroom makeover... View Article

Joseph Ash Galvanizing

Joseph Ash Galvanizing is a UK leader of steel finishing services including galvanizing, spin galvanizing, shot blasting, powder coating and duplex coatings. With eight plants in the UK serving many types of customers from large construction companies and fabricators, to... View Article

Major city living development unveiled at MIPIM

Ambitious plans for a major multi-million-pound city living development at the heart of City of Wolverhampton have today been announced at MIPIM. The Brewers Yard scheme is proposed for ten acres of brownfield land neighbouring University of Wolverhampton’s Springfield Campus.... View Article

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