The biggest rental trend in 2020

The Private Rented Sector is one of the fast-growing markets in housing, and now accounts for over 4.5 million households in the UK, an increase of 63 per cent (1.6 million) from 2007. In times of rising house prices and... View Article

Brexit election must address housing crisis, says FMB

The urgent need to build more homes for everyone should be a key priority for all the political parties during the General Election campaign, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The FMB is calling on all the political parties... View Article

More Council owned homes in radical estate renewal scheme

Enfield Council has agreed to plans that will transform two adjacent Edmonton estates, dramatically improving residents’ lives Both Joyce Avenue and Snells Park have been earmarked to be redeveloped as part of a multi-million pound regeneration scheme. At Enfield Council’s... View Article

Zero starter homes built of 200,000 target

A total of zero Starter Homes have been built as a result of the 2015 Government scheme to build 200,000 new homes for first time buyers in England by 2020, a recent National Audit Office report found. The Conservative Party’s... View Article

The hidden ErP compliance issues associated with roof units

Recent changes to ErP legislation have put contractors and distributors at risk of falling foul of compliance. David Millward, Product Manager at Elta Group, explains the key considerations for those tasked with delivering ventilation solutions, and outlines the various options... View Article

The benefits of buying home-grown panels

Norbord’s Industrial Sales Manager, David Sleigh, offers his thoughts on the healthy state of the supply chain for the industrial market We’re in the business of producing wood panel products – OSB, MDF and particleboard – products that are used in... View Article

BRE helps to launch Home of 2030

A government-sponsored competition is inviting housing providers, designers and others to submit proposals for the design and delivery of new homes, responding to two Grand Challenges affecting future housing need: an ageing society and clean growth. The competition will be... View Article

Spectre of uncertainty continues to haunt construction says FMB

Commenting on the UK Construction PMI data published today showing overall volumes of work in construction falling for the sixth consecutive month, Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), Brian Berry commented: “Following a Halloween Brexit delay, the... View Article

Welborne Garden Village secures outline planning

Fareham Borough Council has granted outline planning permission for the creation of Welborne Garden Village, a holistically-planned new place whose spirit, character and form are inspired by its landscape setting. The 6,000-home settlement by Buckland Development Ltd. is amongst the... View Article

Get off the fence

In times of diminished margins and more stringent regulations, the pressure is on developers to build high-quality projects that still deliver profits. As such, there’s now an intense search for new solutions that can help. Here, John Abernethie, CEO at... View Article

LGA responds to Grenfell Inquiry Report

Responding to the publication of the Grenfell Tower inquiry report today, Lord Porter, building safety spokesman at the Local Government Association, said: “The tragedy that unfolded at Grenfell Tower and claimed at least 72 lives in such an unimaginable and... View Article

A house for all seasons

From Chris Stanley, Housing Manager, Concrete Block Association Earlier this month I attended (and chaired a session at) The Modern Masonry annual Resilient Housing Conference held in partnership with the Brick Development Association and The Concrete Centre. The event presented... View Article

NFB announces Construction Summit

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) today announces the creation of the Construction Summit 2020, a brand new conference designed to become a focal point for the whole construction industry. “We’re very ambitious for the Construction Summit,” says Nick Sangwin,... View Article