How insulation can make or break a ground floor

Poorly specified and installed insulation can have a detrimental impact on ground floors. Rob Firman, Technical and Specification Manager at Polyfoam XPS explains the risks, and how different insulation types can affect performance. When constructing ground floors in residential properties,... View Article

Britain’s builders need immediate Government help, warns FMB

Small and medium-sized construction building companies need urgent and immediate additional support from the Government to prevent wide-scale insolvencies and job losses, said the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in a letter sent today to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy... View Article

RTPI applauds world-class ambitions for planning

Government plans to put good design and place-making at the heart of a reformed planning system have been welcomed by the Royal Town Planning Institute. Speaking in Parliament, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said that the new system would champion tree-lined... View Article

2020 Budget promises new money for housebuilding

New Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his first Budget in the House of Commons, including an extension of the Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) and a £1bn fund to remove “unsafe cladding.” £12bn will be released with the new AHP settlement,... View Article

Safely does it…

From PJ Farr, founder of UK Connect Site safety is a primary concern for any housebuilder. A quick search through the websites of developers, both big and small, reveals various commitments to worker welfare and an assortment of badges showing... View Article