Offsite manufacturing mitigates risk of working from height

Figures from the Health and Safety Executive reveal roofers account for 24% of work-related deaths in the construction industry. Working at height can be a perilous activity, particularly for the operators making lengthy modifications to products which could have been... View Article

LED represents 14% of all household lighting appliances

According to AMA Research’s latest Lighting Market Report the move towards the use of LEDs has increased, where this technology is estimated to represent 14% of lighting appliances owned by UK households. LEDs growth in market share has been underpinned... View Article

CIOB Welcomes Government Proposals On Building Safety

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has welcomed the Government’s draft Building Safety Bill, which outlines the first comprehensive reform of building safety regulations since their introduction under the 1984 Building Act. There is likely to be substantive change across... View Article

100% affordable scheme in Ealing sold by MHA London

MHA London has today announced the sale of the former Goldsmith Arms on East Acton Lane, Ealing. The transaction took place despite disruption in recent months caused by the impact of Covid-19. Following approval of the development proposals in January 2020, this site will be redeveloped by a Housing Trust to provide significant benefits to the local community.   The mixed-use, residential-led scheme will deliver 100% affordable... View Article

SAP 10.1 Changes the Heating Industry

From Ross Harrold, Marketing & PR, Electric Heating Company A large challenge faced by the Heating Industry was the methodology for SAP 2012, which was written six years ago. SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure) is the methodology used to determine a... View Article

Avant Homes development set to move forward in Seaburn

Plans to build a community of stunning seaside homes have moved one step closer, after Avant Homes exchanged contracts on the purchase of land, as part of Sunderland City Council’s Seafront Regeneration Strategy. The North East housebuilder was granted planning... View Article

Planning permission vital to protect vulnerable people, says RTPI

Plans by the government, announced this morning, extending controversial new ‘rights’ to alter or replace buildings without the need for planning permission risk adding to the country’s already prevalent health and societal inequalities, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has... View Article

Adapting to change

Though the construction industry is now back on site, Covid-19 has not left it unscarred. managing director Anthony Sant speaks to netMAGmedia’s Jack Wooler on how the virus has brought supply to the fore, and what the company has... View Article

A sticking plaster for construction’s recovery

James Parker looks at what the Chancellor’s Summer Statement means for construction Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s recent summer statement had the no-nonsense title of ‘A Plan for Jobs.’This signals the fact that the Government, whether or not you liked its handling... View Article