Basements guidance document launched

The Basement Information Centre (TBIC) announces the publication of its Basements for Dwellings Guidance Document. This publication replaces and is an update of the Approved Document: Basements for dwellings. Basements for Dwellings provides guidance on the design and construction of... View Article

Milestone reached as community rights uses hit 3,000

More than 1,500 buildings, assets and green spaces are listed and 1,200 neighbourhood plans are well underway. Millions of people across England are now benefitting from the government’s community rights programme, coming together to protect pubs, libraries and leisure centres... View Article

ISG takes £7.2 million Home Group Scheme in Watford

ISG has been appointed by affordable housing provider Home Group to build a multi-million pound development of new homes and retail units in in the heart of Watford town centre. The £7.2 million scheme will regenerate a strategic area on... View Article

New war memorial created in Huntington

A new war memorial has been unveiled during a remembrance service at the former Saighton Camp in Huntington, Chester. Marking the creation of the memorial on Highlanders Way, a remembrance service at St Lukes Church, followed by a parade formation by... View Article

One in four London office-to-resi conversions rejected

London councils blocked one in four applications to turn office blocks into homes in the three months to June 2014, according to new research by Daniel Watney. Changes to permitted development rights in May 2013 enabled developers to convert offices... View Article

GGF launches four new publications

The GGF has released 4 new and updated publications to help and guide Members’, homeowners and the wider construction industry. The new publications include; The Quality of Vision High quality products and services are of paramount importance to the GGF... View Article

Site manager in line for building excellence award

A Persimmon Homes site manager has been shortlisted for a top construction industry award. Peter Mitchell will be representing the Yorkshire region at the national Building Excellence awards, run by the Local Authority Building Control, (LABC). Having been in the... View Article

New homes in Cheshire in the running for award

With two of the homebuilder’s designs vying for the title of best new build home in the Northern Design Awards, North West buyers can be assured of the quality offered by Elan Homes. The Farnham at Gosling Park in Croft and... View Article

Resilience14: Prince’s Foundation presents SuDS case study

As part of Resilience14’s Britain under Water conference programme, the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community will be highlighting how SuDS can be a practical and effective element when mitigating flood risk in urban developments. After introducing the work of the... View Article

PegasusLife celebrates first anniversary

PegasusLife, the developer of aspirational retirement homes which launched just a year ago has already purchased 28 sites and has ambitions for a similar number over the next 12 months. With its first site, Atlantic Rise in Bude, weeks away... View Article

Affordable housing debt guarantees pass £1 billion mark

More than £1 billion has been unlocked from the market to build new affordable homes thanks to the government’s strong economic record, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis said on the 6th November 2014. The minister said this new milestone highlighted how “The... View Article