Designs taking flight

Eric Nicholls of Spiral UK explores the different options for feature staircases available to housebuilders and developers, detailing the benefits of each. Choosing a staircase sounds easy – after all a staircase has only one function – but why should... View Article

Raising the standard

Steve Cipriano of Vaillant examines the real-world impact of the 2025 Future Homes Standard for England’s housebuilders. The long-awaited publication of the UK Government’s response to the Future Homes Standard (FHS) consultation provided much needed clarity around the direction of... View Article

Know your bricks – Clay vs Concrete

The UK has a long history of using bricks and mortar in housing. Almost 80% of new homes built in the UK are made from bricks.  Some bricks may not be what they seem. The UK has a long history... View Article

Crest Nicholson’s Godalming goals

Acollection of three and four bedroom houses and one and two bedroom apartments are being launched by Crest Nicholson at its new development, Catteshall Court, in the market town of Godalming, Surrey. Once the units are complete in 2023, the... View Article

A modern method of Covid recovery

John Carter of Aldermore argues why builders need to embrace modern methods of construction as a way to help the industry recover from the pandemic. The impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic have demonstrated the importance of the need for businesses... View Article

Taking pride in inclusivity

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Anchor Hanover has been chosen to deliver the UK’s first ‘extra-care’ housing scheme for LGBT+ people, in south Manchester. Charles Taylor from Anchor Hanover takes Jack Wooler through the proposals. What’s believed to be the first UK... View Article

Steeling yourself for the future

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Stuart Judge of the Steel Window Association considers the performance benefits of contemporary steel frames in terms of meeting the future challenges for housebuilding. Britain can take pride in the way its big pharmaceutical companies and top... View Article

Belway breathes life back into historical printworks

Bellway Homes recently launched The Printworks, a collection of 96 new homes, in central Reading. This development, which comprises both houses and apartments is centrally located on Cardiff Road, conveniently close to Reading mainline station. The scheme is set on... View Article

Breathing life into a Bradford icon

The transformation of Bradford’s Conditioning House – from a dilapidated mill into the city’s premier postcode – is complete. Leeds-based developer, Priestley Homes, has converted the Grade-II listed building into 153 modern apartments. The group’s main contractor, Priestley Construction, brought... View Article

The most cost-effective solution for family-friendly safety

Danny Openshaw from UAP Ltd, the specialist in safety and security hardware for windows and doors, discusses the role of the humble window restrictor in specifying family-friendly developments RoSPA figures indicate that around 4,000 children aged 15 and under fall... View Article