BBA opens new office in Dublin

The British Board of Agrément, the UK’s leading construction products certification body, has opened an office in Dublin (BBA EU), creating employment opportunities in the city and allowing it to explore new avenues for growth outside the UK. The move... View Article

Success for tremco illbruck at ASFP awards

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) announced the winners of the annual Passive Fire Protection Industry Awards at a ceremony in London recently. Award categories included innovation, installation and individual contribution to the industry. tremco illbruck is delighted that... View Article

Planning reform is the only way to build more social homes

In a speech given to London First Building Summit, Housing Secretary James Brokenshire announced that the Government will make £497 million of funding available to build 11,000 social homes across the country. Arguing that new housing in the capital “will be key”... View Article

Creation of smart buildings, now or never

We live in an era were digital transformation is more than necessary to optimize earth resources, energy and make our life more comfortable. It has real impacts in the building construction sector, such as energy regulation, building management, user’s comfort... View Article

Problems are mounting for builders, according to new FMB survey

Growth in the construction industry could be held back by a weakening housing market, rising costs and an increasingly nervous banking sector, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The FMB’s latest State of Trade Survey showed that workloads for construction... View Article

Homes England appoints chief risk officer

Homes England is continuing to strengthen its senior team as it focuses on a strategic and assertive approach to making homes happen. Its latest appointment is Mark Gray, who joins the agency as Chief Risk Officer from British Business Bank,... View Article

Permitted development is a product of planning mismanagement

Baroness Thornhill has expressed her disappointment on how permitted development rules remain an example of top down planning. She argued that elected councillors and officers are better judges than ministers or civil servants on balancing the need for employment space with... View Article

Ebbsfleet Garden City in Kent primed for new homes

Plans submitted by Bellway Homes for a development of much needed new homes, have been given the go ahead by the Ebbsfleet Development Corporation on the edge of Ebbsfleet Garden City, Kent.  Bellway has already commenced enabling works to pave... View Article

Dallmer launches new website

Modern, responsive and clear: the new website of Dallmer Ltd is suitable for mobile devices and shows many functions in the Dallmer design. It’s packed with some great features and is simple to navigate. Users have the opportunity to create... View Article

Another new camera that pushes the boundaries

For building inspection and the prevention of energy loss, a thermal imaging camera is now considered an essential tool and thanks to its continuous development strategy, FLIR Systems provides this industry with an exceptional choice of products. Year on year... View Article