Mayor approves more than 800 new homes in Barnet

A major development in north west London of 844 new homes – of which 41 per cent will be affordable – has been approved by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.  Plans to redevelop the disused Pentavia Retail Park in... View Article

Double award win for Sika Sarnafil projects at SPRA awards 2019

Market-leading single ply roofing manufacturer Sika Sarnafil and two of its Registered Contractors have triumphed at this year’s Single Ply Roofing Association (SPRA) Awards. The awards, which recognise best practice within the single ply roofing industry, saw Exeter-based Progressive Systems Ltd take home... View Article

Turley warns of truncated northern housing supply

Planning and development consultancy Turley is warning government that local authorities in northern England are paring back housing delivery because of its National Planning Policy Framework. The framework sets out government planning policy for England. However, the consultancy says its... View Article

Strategic Land Group comments on IEA White Paper

Paul Smith, MD of Strategic Land Group, commented on the IEA Housing White Paper: “The IEA white paper raises some important points – it clearly evidences how the current system constrains supply and drives up prices, for example. It also... View Article

Modular manufacturer ilke Homes win top construction award

ilke Homes, one of the UK’s leading offsite modular manufacturers, has won the Offsite Award at the Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber (CEYH) 2019 Awards. The award recognises ilke’s work at Keepmoat Homes Hawthorne Avenue development in Hull, in partnership with the home... View Article

Will localism raze or raise the roof?

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) report, titled ‘Raising the Roof’, is thankfully not claiming to be the silver bullet to solve the housing crisis but, instead, earnestly builds on industry proposals. Penned by Jacob Rees-Mogg MP and Radomir Tylecote,... View Article

No Cabinet consistency for construction, says FMB

Sarah McMonagle, Director of Communications at the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), said: “The slate couldn’t have been wiped any cleaner when it comes to the PM’s new Cabinet. Not one single Secretary of State or Minister who the construction... View Article

Construction sector loses patience with Brexit indecision

The markets’ patience with Brexit related indecision appears to be wearing thin, as the results of the Q2 2019 RICS Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey shows output growth accelerating, and workload and employment expectations gathering pace for the year ahead.... View Article