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

From the editor

Click here to listen Berkeley Group’s recent results announcement would seem to show some fairly sobering truths for the housebuilding sector, particularly in London where the group is largely active. However in fact, they did not come as a surprise... View Article

Lead by the landscape

Click here to listen to this story ► Over 100 new apartments are in the works in the Surrey town of Oxted, offering countryside living within commuting distance of the capital. Alison Dowsett, managing director of St William Homes, explains... View Article

Strategic glazing specification

Click here to listen. Kevin Bonnar of Velfac explains how to get to market faster and improve return on investment with strategic glazing specification. Glazing is one of the most important building products in any low rise or ‘plot by... View Article

The aluminium renaissance

Click here to listen. Steve Bromberg of Express Bi-Folding Doors looks at why he believes that more housebuilders than ever are ditching PVCu in favour of aluminium When it comes to the design of a residential or commercial property, the... View Article