Beard appoints Alison Cox as non-executive director

Beard, an award-winning contractor in the south of England, has announced the appointment of Alison Cox as a non-executive director. Alison brings with her more than two decades of knowledge and experience from across the construction sector. She is best... View Article

Powering up the future of EV charging

As the UK prepares for a net zero future, and Part S of the Building Regulations homes in on electric vehicles (EVs), housebuilders are grappling with the various practical issues around providing charging for residents of all new homes. Electrical... View Article

The ‘third’ way to prove building safety is being neglected

Helen Hewitt of the British Woodworking Federation’s Fire Door Alliance warns that third-party certification of fire doors is lagging, despite the emergence of the Building Safety Act and greater awareness of the importance of specifing third-party certified fire doors. Since... View Article

The time for MMC is now!

Richard Smith of NHBC looks at lessons from the history of Modern Methods of Construction, and how the growth of offsite is being driven by the combined forces of housing shortages, the need for quality, and climate change. Modern Methods... View Article

Hydronic Heating: A solution for net zero buildings

Gary Perry of Altecnic explores the advantages of using hydronic-based systems for heating future homes that are targeted to achieve much lower energy use There are many ways to provide space heating, cooling and domestic water heating in all-electric net... View Article

Plug subbie liability gaps

Daniel Sunley at Clear Insurance Management discusses insurance best practices when engaging subcontractors, and addresses common misconceptions around liability to help developers ensure that their agreements protect their interests. It’s no secret that UK housebuilders are battling a shortage of... View Article

Garador is flying high!

This year, after 75 years, leading British garage door manufacturer Garador has reached new heights. As part of its 75th anniversary celebrations, a special flying bi-plane has been built, complete with Garador insignia including Garador’s special anniversary logos. The Garador... View Article

Building a future for the Gascoigne Estate

A London council estate with a history of problems is being transformed in phases, thanks to a complex, high-density and high-quality scheme by council regeneration specialist developer Be First. They speak to James Parker about the recently completed Gascoigne West... View Article

Exploring solutions for stormwater management

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Is the blue fading?

Patrick Mooney, housing consultant and news editor of Housing, Management & Maintenance magazine asks – could home ownership, one of the traditional strengths of Conservatives, be turning into a weakness? In a sign of the times, the Conservative party is... View Article