Blueprint wins national accolade for Nottingham housing project

A groundbreaking eco-housing development in Nottingham has scooped a prestigious national award for specialist regeneration developer Blueprint. Green Street in the Meadows, 38 architect-designed contemporary townhouses on the banks of the River Trent, has been named one of the Best... View Article

Crown trade helps Miller Homes build a greener future

Leading housebuilder Miller Homes has joined forces with Crown Trade to enhance customer satisfaction and improve sustainability. Miller Homes wished to avoid any potential issues associated with the yellowing of conventional solvent borne glosses – and it turned to the... View Article

Urban village moves a step closer

The creation of a new Urban Village in Hereford moved a step closer this week as Sanctuary Group’s outline planning application to build affordable new homes on the Merton Meadow site, off Blackfriars Road, was approved. The application went before... View Article

Construction bounces back in Q2

The latest Construction Trade Survey, published today, shows that conditions in Q2 improved across all construction sectors and throughout the supply chain. Even small and medium-sized businesses, hardest hit by the downturn, reported their first rise in activity since 2007.... View Article

From spade to roof height in less than five days

H+H’s innovative all-in-one building method, Rå Build, has been used in the construction of a pair of semi-detached bungalows on a restricted site in Kessingland, Suffolk. The bungalows were built for Orwell Housing Association by Wellington Construction. This pair of... View Article

Armstrong Ceilings goes greener still

Armstrong Ceilings has won Materials Recycler of the Year at the National Recycling Awards. Leading UK manufacturer of interior building solutions, Armstrong Ceilings, has won its second green award in as many months. Just two months after winning the 2013... View Article

Armstrong Ceilings extends its canopy range

Curved Optimas to complement Armstrong Ceiling’s canopies portfolio. Leading interior solutions provider Armstrong World Industries has extended its portfolio of canopy ceilings with the launch of a unique curved system which can be used either convexly or concavely to give... View Article

Stunning housing redevelopment officially unveiled

The future of older people’s accommodation in County Durham has been officially unveiled with the opening of a flagship £3.6m housing development. North Durham MP Kevan Jones was joined by local councillors and tenants to mark the launch of Castle... View Article

Retail-to-resi plan could ‘breath life’ into high streets

The British Property Federation (BPF) has welcomed the publication of a consultation that could see vacant high street shops converted into homes, but warned the government must learn lessons from similar office to residential proposals. The average high street vacancy... View Article