Nottingham’s waterway house revival gets green light

Plans to rejuvenate the site of a derelict office building in Nottingham have taken a significant step forward as Rainier Developments has received planning approval for an exemplary residential project close to the railway station. Waterway House, located on Waterway... View Article

Tips for first-time property developers

Many property-focused entrepreneurs are shifting their focus. Once upon a time the buy-to-let model ruled, but a new strategy is gaining favour; a rising number of individuals and investors are redirecting their interests towards small-scale property development. Ritchie Clapson CEng... View Article

Best practice for home life safety

When it comes to Home Life Safety, it is vital that systems specified for domestic properties are as reliable as possible. Here, Phoebe Beddows of Aico details best practice for achieving fire protection in developments. Choosing the right fire detection... View Article

Permeable retrofit is a way forward for SuDS

A new era for SuDS management begins this year, so says Jamie Gledhill of Brett Landscaping. Here he explains why permeable paving is key for futureproofing high-risk developments, and what developers and housebuilders need to know. There is wide consensus... View Article

Positive signs on the horizon for small builders, says FMB

The 1.1% growth in construction is welcome news after the 0.9% fall in construction output in the three months to January 2024, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to newly released data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).... View Article

Budget is a missed opportunity to build, says FMB

The Budget was a missed opportunity to build new homes and improve the ones we have, to make them more energy efficient, which would have stimulated economic growth across the county, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian Berry... View Article

VIVID acquires large brownfield site in Portsmouth

Housing association VIVID has acquired land at Tipner East in Portsmouth marking an important step forward in its ambitious plans to create a vibrant new waterfront community called Victory Quay, transforming an unused brownfield site. This is one of only... View Article

Radiators are much more than appliances

Offering a wide range of designs and features, radiators can have a major role as part of the decor, rather than simply heating. Stelrad’s Chris Harvey says take a closer look at the options available to specifiers. Until maybe a... View Article