Designer Contracts announces two senior promotions

One of the UK’s largest flooring contractors, Designer Contracts, has announced two senior promotions within the business. Stacey Brereton who joined the company nine years ago, has been promoted from HR and health and safety manager to HR and health... View Article

£36 million land deal to create new community

A joint venture between Wainhomes Severn Valley and South Gloucestershire Council will deliver up to 327 new homes in the south of the county. The £36 million collaboration is designed not only to build much needed homes but a new... View Article

Minibems appoints IoT specialist Nigel Pugh as CTO

Minibems are delighted to announce the appointment of Nigel Pugh as CTO, who brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the role including the development of the Hive home platform. Nigel is a specialist in IoT solutions for the... View Article

NHBC honours best of the best in housebuilding

NHBC, the UK’s leading new home warranty and insurance provider, has announced the Supreme winners of its flagship Pride in the Job awards. With around 80 per cent of all new homes in the UK covered by its Buildmark warranty,... View Article

The six degrees of active buildings

From Jo Clarke, Head of Design, Active Building Centre If housebuilders are going to adopt a new approach to house design in 2020, then I would whole heartedly encourage them to consider an ‘Active’ one. Highly sustainable, the Active Home... View Article

More than just homes

A new £6m Places for People social community is being handed over in Salford, Greater Manchester. Michael Dong, CEO of developer Investar Proper ty Group, and Mike Watson, director of housebuilder Watson Homes, walk Jack Wooler through the Melody Gardens... View Article

Builders waiting for the ‘Boris bounce’, says FMB

Workloads for small building companies fell in the final quarter of 2019 but builders are more optimistic for 2020 according to a recent survey from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The key results of the FMB’s State of Trade... View Article

Guaranteeing an invaluable roofing solution

When a roofing defect occurs, it is often the housebuilder or developer that ends up picking the hefty repair bill. Mark Parsons, technical director at leading pitched roof tile manufacturer, Russell Roof Tiles, highlights the importance of manufacturer’s guarantees. The... View Article

Preparing for changes to ADL

The construction industry is facing a number of significant regulation changes over the coming years, with the consultation to approved Document L (ADL) 2020 closing on 10 January set to introduce significant sustainability challenges. James Hulbert of Knauf Insulation looks... View Article