Isover solutions deliver results in home retrofit study

Saint-Gobain Isover has provided an innovative airtightness membrane and floor insulation for the Salford ‘Energy House’ project — an in-depth study into the impact of whole-house retrofit on thermal performance. Carried out by the University of Salford in collaboration with... View Article

Whitechapel Vision nominated for national award

New plans to regenerate the Whitechapel area have been recognised at the 2014 national Planning Awards. Whitechapel Vision will rejuvenate the area with new town centre uses, public spaces, and activity stretching across both sides of the Whitechapel Road and... View Article

Housebuilding efforts reap real results

The numbers of new homes in England has risen by 10% over the past year – the highest percentage increase in 12 years, new figures today show. Housing Minister Brandon Lewis welcomed the news, which means the government has now... View Article

Persimmon appoints construction manager

A West Yorkshire housebuilder has boosted its management team with the appointment of a new construction manager. Matt Oldfield has joined Persimmon Homes West Yorkshire, and its sister brand Charles Church, at the company’s Leeds headquarters. His focus will be... View Article

Children’s Charity wins Grand Designs skylight competition

With over 200 entries received at Sunsquare’s Grand Designs Live (GDL) exhibition stand in Birmingham, The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust (CAFT) has won a bespoke skylight. Cheshire-based CAFT provides week-long holiday breaks for terminally ill, disabled and disadvantaged children throughout... View Article

Young achiever scoops two top national awards

A Midlands business trainee has beaten off stiff competition from across the country to be crowned Young Achiever of the Year in a national housebuilder’s award scheme. Chloe Simpson, from Redditch, was recognised for her hard work and dedication by... View Article