Senses working overtime

With wellbeing becoming one of the fastest growing priorities in modern life, housebuilders have an increasingly important role to play in exploring the significance of multi-sensory design in the bathroom and how to achieve it. Here, Sophie Weston, channel marketing... View Article

Construction new orders decline signals weakness in 2019

Data from the ONS, published today, shows that construction output rose 2.7% in January, but was 0.6% lower on a three-month basis, owing to weakness in three of the largest sectors of activity during the period: private housing, commercial and... View Article

BLANCO appoints new Marketing Manager

BLANCO UK has appointed John Robinson as Marketing Manager to take over the reins of the UK marketing and communications strategy. John joined BLANCO from Bathstore where he headed up the Marketing and Communication team for nearly five years, before... View Article

Double success for SE Controls apprentices

Two apprentices at Lichfield based smoke control environmental ventilation and façade engineering specialist, SE Controls, have become the first to complete the company’s engineering apprenticeship programme, after four years of combined theoretical study and practical experience. Bradley Stansbie, aged 21... View Article

International Women’s Day | Modular developer commentary

Comment from Helen Charlesworth, Head of HR at ilke Homes: “As one of the UK’s leading modular housebuilders, ilke Homes is committed to championing diversity and addressing the skills shortage within the construction industry. As an emerging sector, modular housebuilding... View Article

County housebuilder experiences positive start to 2019

Midlands-based housebuilder Davidsons Homes is reporting a very positive start to 2019 with property sales exceeding the company’s targets. Some media outlets have reported uncertainty in the UK housing market. But Davidsons Homes, which has successful developments throughout the East,... View Article

Linden Homes commits to bridging the skills gap

Ahead of National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March 2019), Linden Homes is proud to have become a member of The 5% Club, an employer-led organisation that works to inspire, educate and retain a growing body of people into “earn and learn” positions. When... View Article

First steps for community-led homes scheme

A council-backed project where community groups can bid to develop and manage their own affordable homes is holding its first workshop for local people looking to get involved. As part of the council’s wider drive to boost the borough’s housing... View Article

Putting community at the centre

Providing retirement homes alongside a multi-functional social hub, it is hoped that Debden Grange will become a ‘village within in a village’ for retirees in Essex. Jack Wooler spoke to Andrew Mills of developer Retirement Villages Group, to see how... View Article

JDP appoints new managing director

JDP have announced that Darran Rickards will take up the position of Managing Director of JDP with effect from April 1, 2019. Steve McLellan, who is currently Managing Director of JDP, will be moving to Tessenderlo Group with effect from... View Article

Futurebuild kicks into Action – Day 1 Highlights

With a firm focus on showcasing true innovation and tackling the biggest issues facing the industry head on, the first Futurebuild launched with a bang. Bringing together over 500 industry-leading brands and more than 600 inspiring speakers, the event opened... View Article