Homebuilders unveils new apartments amid sales boom

A major homebuilder is set to expedite the release of its next phase of apartments in Glasgow’s West End in order to meet increased demand at its flagship development. CALA Homes (West) will release The Sir Henry Wood Apartments, the... View Article

Fabric comes first

Chris Stanley, Housing Manager, Concrete Block Association Although the 2020 news agenda has been dominated by COVID-19, the global Pandemic and the socio-economic impact of attempts to contain and curb it, we must not lose sight of persistent environmental issues. ... View Article

Work starts on 2nd wave of Anglesey Homes

ANWYL Homes has acquired a new parcel of land for 46 homes in Holyhead as the housebuilder looks to build on its success in the town. The new site marks the second phase of Anwyl’s Tyddyn Bach development, off South... View Article

LGA responds to Social Housing White Paper

Responding to the Social Housing White Paper, Cllr Darren Rodwell, Local Government Association housing spokesperson, said: “Councils are proud of their housing and the individuals and families that call it home. It is paramount that the voice of all social... View Article

Chancellor pressed to extend green refurb grants

Refurb grants for people to make their homes more energy efficient should be available for an extra year rather than finish at the end of March next year, urges the Federation of Master Builders. The trade body is calling on... View Article

Grenfell insulation manufacturer behaved “unethically”

The company behind Grenfell Tower’s insulation presented “deliberately misleading” testing for the project’s refurbishment, according to its former product manager. Jonathan Roper, who formerly worked at Celotex Insulation, told the public inquiry that he had been made to “lie for... View Article

Strategic approach to climate change is critical, says RTPI

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has published a report on best practice for strategic planning for climate resilience across city regions. Research was undertaken by RTPI staff working with the Liverpool City Region and constituent councils during 2019 and... View Article

Gun Quarter set for £35m sustainable build-to-rent development

Planning permission has been granted to Claridge Architects to construct a £35 million, 203-unit build-to-rent property on Hanley Street in Birmingham’s historic Gun Quarter. The residential-led, mixed use proposal on behalf of Czero Developments will deliver a sustainable, high quality... View Article

Government Ministers confirm overhaul of housing algorithm

Commenting on Ministers confirming an overhaul of the housing algorithm in changes to the planning system, Tom Fyans, campaigns and policy director at CPRE, the countryside charity, said: “If the housing algorithm is being overhauled, this could be a major... View Article

Rockwell unveils elegant living with launch of Vetro, Canary Wharf

Rockwell has announced the launch of Vetro offering limited edition beautifully crafted and considered homes on West India Dock Road, Westferry. Conveniently located just yards from Westferry DLR Station, Vetro’s 47 timeless and elegant apartments will provide uninterrupted views overlooking... View Article

Master Builder Awards: celebrate the best of UK builders

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) is today launching its fifteenth biennial Master Builder Awards, a national competition that celebrates the best of the UK’s builders. After one of the toughest years, with the impacts of the pandemic hitting SME... View Article