NHBC reports highest half-yearly housing figures since 2008

NHBC’s latest registration statistics suggest that the UK house-building industry continues its recovery, with new figures revealing that 2013 has witnessed the highest half-yearly total of new homes registered since 2008. 67,422 new homes were registered between January 2013 and... View Article

PPG’s support gives local landmark a bright future

Global paint manufacturer PPG Architectural Coatings has recently given a local landmark to its Birstall site, Oakwell Hall, a much needed boost in the form of a significant cash donation. The presentation at Oakwell Hall saw PPG’s general manager for... View Article

Isover launches innovative new cavity barrier range

Leading insulation manufacturer Saint-Gobain Isover has launched a new range of cavity barriers, providing a solution to meet fire, acoustic and thermal building regulations in concealed cavities. The ULTIMATETM Cavity Barrier range has been developed using next generation mineral wool... View Article

Support SMEs to build on help to buy, says FMB

The Government needs to incentivise smaller housing developers to build more homes to help meet the rising demand sparked by the Help to Buy scheme, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Help to Buy has contributed to an upturn... View Article

New UK Head for Hydrotec

Mike Darvill has been appointed Managing Director of Hydrotec (UK) Limited, the commercial water treatment solution specialists. Focus will be placed on promoting the company’s comprehensive portfolio of products for water filtration, scale, bacterial and corrosion control including the patented... View Article

Property chiefs outline wishes for govt rental tsar Stanford

Senior property figures have gotten behind a number of ‘wants’ for Andrew Stanford, chairman of the government’s taskforce for the private rented sector. While housebuilders visited Downing Street this week to expand the government’s controversial Help to Buy plans, many... View Article

Dulux Trade reaches new heights with The Shard

A range of premium coatings from Dulux Trade has been selected to protect and enhance The Shard, Western Europe’s tallest building. Dulux Trade Metalshield, Dulux Trade Vinyl Matt, Dulux Trade Diamond Satinwood and Dulux Trade Weathershield Smooth Masonry were all... View Article

Space Air Daikin Total Solution

The combined Air-to-Air and Air-to-Water High Temperature (HT) Heat Pump system – the Daikin VRVIII-Total Solution (TS) is ideal for projects where highly efficient climate control and the production of hot water for under floor, radiator heating and sanitary hot... View Article

British Ceramic Tile welcomes new specification manager

British Ceramic Tile has recruited Jamie Garrett as its new Specification Manager. Focusing on the South East and London, this new role will help the company continue to raise its profile across all areas of the specification market from architects... View Article

All fired up

When Ours Sanitaryware acquired the former Ideal Standard Middlewich plant just over one year ago, the plan was not only to manufacture their Impulse Bathrooms range of products for the UK Market, but also to build business making and supplying... View Article