Real regeneration to transform derelict site into homes

A derelict Tyneside site that has laid dormant for more than 20 years is set to be rejuvenated by the creation of 59 affordable homes. Regeneration specialist, Vistry Partnerships North East, has been given planning permission to build on land... View Article

Challenging the Government in 2021

The FMB’s Brian Berry considers the state of the housebuilding industry as the new year begins in a time of national crisis, and what the Government needs to do to ensure its recovery. What a year 2020 was. I applaud... View Article

Qualified CIBSE Enthusiasm for Future Homes Progress

The government has published its long-awaited response to the 2019-20 consultation on the Future Homes Standard, which sought views on how best to improve the energy performance of new homes through changes to Part L and Part F of the... View Article

Waging war on plastic waste

Plastic waste is ubiquitous in construction, and the consequences are becoming increasingly apparent. Dr Wendy Jones of Changing Streams spoke to Jack Wooler about what is being done to address this key industry challenge Plastic is everywhere in construction, with... View Article

Has Covid accelerated modular building?

Before COVID-19, the interest in modern methods of construction (MMC), and specifically modular, was growing – albeit slowly. However, lockdown and all the subsequent restrictions put in place – along with the government’s ‘Build Build Build’ and ‘Green Industrial Revolution’... View Article

273 homes planned for new Buckinghamshire development

An award-winning housebuilder has confirmed it has completed on a proposed development of 273 new homes in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire. Redrow Thames Valley has completed on a 33-acre site off Churchway in Haddenham, just six miles south-west of Aylesbury. With outline... View Article

400 canalside homes in Hayes get go-ahead

The green light for 400 new homes at Clayton Road in Hayes, west London, has been granted to property group A2Dominion. The design by Assael Architecture has undergone extensive consultation with Hillingdon Borough Council, and an “appropriate scale of redevelopment... View Article

Redrow buys land in Lowton for 117 homes

Redrow has acquired 13 acres of land in the village of Lowton, Greater Manchester, as it looks to increase its land holdings in 2021. With planning permission in place for 117 new homes, work on the new development – named... View Article

Redrow Eastern appoints new Head of Land

Redrow’s Eastern division has appointed Tom Hughes as Head of Land to drive forward new homes delivery in the region. Tom joins Redrow with over 15 years’ property experience, including working for leading property consultancies, CBRE and Colliers International. Prior to... View Article

New Year, New Home: Graven Hill reveals latest range of custom build properties

Graven Hill, the UK’s largest self and custom build development in Bicester, Oxfordshire, has released a new selection of three and five-bedroom custom build properties, for buyers looking to kickstart the year with a new home.   Designed with modern family living in mind, The Swale and The Glade are positioned a short walk from Graven Hill’s ancient historic... 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

Put fabric first

Ben Cheetham of Keystone Lintels considers how housebuilders can, by pursuing a fabric-first approach to energy efficiency and careful specification, avoid the problems of thermal bridging Preventing heat loss by addressing thermal bridging is growing in importance – particularly with... View Article