Why choose composite decking?

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Felicity Hodgkinson of Ecodek explores the benefits Wood polymer composite decking can offer to developers and home buyers alike ‘Kerb appeal’ is a well-used phrase in this industry, and creating an aesthetically attractive facade with an eye-catching... View Article

Kitchens for a new era

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Tim Spann of Keller Kitchens takes a look at how kitchen designs might change in the wake of the pandemic. Every year brings a new set of trends, whether it’s fashion, cars, exercise or kitchens! However, after... View Article

Taking a far sighted view

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Nick Gander and Rod Davies of Energy Carbon discuss why they believe the government is missing a trick with its future homes standard, namely to promote the benefits of ‘far infrared’ radiation In January, as millions of... View Article

Take it to the bridge

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Simon Hill of Schöck explains the complexities around balcony design detailing to avoid thermal bridges, and why it must incorporate efficient thermal insulation Improving the thermal performance of a building envelope by minimising energy usage has become... View Article

Post-pandemic paving

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Outdoor space has taken on a fundamental new importance with Covid-19. Chris Hodson of Interpave explains why a fresh approach is needed when designing and selecting paving for housing, to meet a wide range of new requirements.... View Article

A flood of enquiries

LISTEN HERE 🔊 With many homes still being built on flood plains, and flooding an increasing risk, there are a host of issues for housebuilders to address when it comes to drainage. Chris Green of ACO Water Management explains further.... View Article

Estimating a full recovery

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Marcus Jefford of Build Aviator explains how some of the supply challenges faced by housebuilders and developers as a result of Covid can be relieved with the help of intelligent estimating software. The coronavirus has had a... View Article

Avoiding pitfalls from roofs

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Marley’s Stuart Nicholson pinpoints the most common roof specification pitfalls, and advises housebuilders on how to avoid them for a best practice approach. The quality and security of pitched roofing in housing has seen some huge improvements... View Article

A luxurious blend

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Broadoaks Park is a new high-end development that includes a restored mansion in Surrey, offering a taste of rural living within commuting distance of London and a mix of styles. Tim Banks of developer Octagon explains more... View Article

Bubble bathrooms

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Ash Chilver of HiB looks at how the need to maximise safety in the pandemic, coupled with the growth in multigenerational living, are driving bathroom design choices which will attract homebuyers of all ages. Home life is... View Article

Beyond energy efficiency

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Paul Barrett of Rockwool explains why housebuilders need to consider insulation that delivers safety and acoustic performance alongside maximising onsite benefits for installers, not just thermal factors Primarily driven by Approved Document L (ADL) of the Building... View Article

How to secure your funding in 2021

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Simon Chapman of Pluto Finance gives expert insights on the key steps developers need to take when attempting to secure finance for their residential schemes, and what challenges might be in store currently In this extraordinary year,... View Article

A new district on the waterfront

LISTEN HERE🔊 Set to bring over 10,000 homes to the capital, Barking Riverside has been called one of Europe’s “most exciting placemaking projects.” Housebuilder & Developer’s deputy editor spoke to David Watkinson of Barking Riverside London. The Barking Riverside project... View Article

Cradle to cradle – squaring the circle

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Marco Abdallah of Drees & Sommer tells Housebuilder & Developer’s deputy editor Jack Wooler what a ‘circular economy’ could look like, and what concrete steps the construction industry can take to achieve this ideal. ‘Circular economy’ is... View Article

Tiled hygiene

LISTEN HERE🔊  The pandemic has thrown the spotlight on issues of hygiene as never before; The Tile Association explains tiled surfaces’ wide applications for helping achieve clean, healthy environments. Tiles are a durable and aesthetic solution for walls and floors... View Article

The UK CA Mark is coming

LISTEN HERE🔊 With the end of the Brexit transition period looming, Dennis Milligan of the British Flue and Chimney Manufacturer’s Association (BFCMA) looks at how the UK CA Mark will differ to its EU predecessor Unlike many in the industry... View Article

Improvements in the kitchen

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Dave Mayer of Reginox UK looks into how current kitchen trends will affect what’s installed in the new wave of home improvements predicted to occur. When planning for 2020, no one could possibly have predicted what the... View Article

Manufacturing a recovery

LISTEN HERE🔊  Stormking explores the challenges the pandemic has brought to manufacturing, and the way in which the UK construction industry has responded to the pressures so far, particularly the move to offsite When it comes to manufacturing, the UK... View Article

Latest Wembley success for the Schöck Isokob

Listen here 🔊 The massive Wembley Park regeneration project continues apace. And one of the latest completions is The Alameda. It comprises 10-storey and 15-storey, blocks providing 340 new residential apartments with cafes and restaurants planned at ground level. The... View Article

Removing the barriers to progress

Click here to listen. Richard Harral of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) discusses how the ongoing Part L consultation is the clear way forward to genuine carbon reductions, including closing the performance gap. For all those of us... View Article