Designer Contracts promotes team

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring supplier, has announced five senior promotions across the company. Lee Hassett, who recently joined the business as projects executive has been promoted to divisional director, taking control of four of the company’s 15 regions.... View Article

Tamdown HSQE Challenge

As Tamdown continues to advance in all areas of Heath, Safety, Quality and Environment the leaders of the business have recently set themselves a HSQE Challenge to ensure these enhancements continue to develop. Health and Safety is a core value... View Article

TeknosPro; the eponymous portfolio

TeknosPro, the Teknos range of paints for professional decorators, offers professionals the eponymous product portfolio, TeknosPro, for smooth and long lasting finishes. Suited to interior walls and ceilings, the waterborne range consists of low-sheen TeknosPro 10 and TeknosPro 7 which... View Article

Mayor approves more than 800 new homes in Barnet

A major development in north west London of 844 new homes – of which 41 per cent will be affordable – has been approved by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.  Plans to redevelop the disused Pentavia Retail Park in... View Article

Specification – The key to effective cost management

Avoiding under-specification on UK driveways is key to achieving cost objectives in construction. Consider for example, drainage where manhole covers with inappropriate load-bearing capacities are sometimes causing installations to be revisited by developers to make repairs, costing several hundred pounds... View Article

Double award win for Sika Sarnafil projects at SPRA awards 2019

Market-leading single ply roofing manufacturer Sika Sarnafil and two of its Registered Contractors have triumphed at this year’s Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) Awards. The awards, which recognise best practice within the single ply roofing industry, saw Exeter-based Progressive Systems Ltd take home... View Article

Turley warns of truncated northern housing supply

Planning and development consultancy Turley is warning government that local authorities in northern England are paring back housing delivery because of its National Planning Policy Framework. The framework sets out government planning policy for England. However, the consultancy says its... View Article

Strategic Land Group comments on IEA White Paper

Paul Smith, MD of Strategic Land Group, commented on the IEA Housing White Paper: “The IEA white paper raises some important points – it clearly evidences how the current system constrains supply and drives up prices, for example. It also... View Article

Modular manufacturer ilke Homes win top construction award

ilke Homes, one of the UK’s leading offsite modular manufacturers, has won the Offsite Award at the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber (CEYH) 2019 Awards. The award recognises ilke’s work at Keepmoat Homes Hawthorne Avenue development in Hull, in partnership with the home... View Article

Will localism raze or raise the roof?

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) report, titled ‘Raising the Roof’, is thankfully not claiming to be the silver bullet to solve the housing crisis but, instead, earnestly builds on industry proposals. Penned by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP and Radomir Tylecote,... View Article