Waterfront homes deliver 40% premium globally

Prices for prime waterfront properties are on average 40% higher than comparable properties inland, according to the new Knight Frank Global Waterfront Report. Harbour-side addresses command the highest premium at 59.1% followed by beachfront homes (58.5%), river (36.8%) and lakeside... View Article

New Regional Managing Director for National Home Builder

Keepmoat Homes, the UK’s leading partnership home builder has announced the appointment of its first female Regional Managing Director. Beth McNeil, who joined Keepmoat Homes in 2015 has been promoted to the role of Regional Managing Director for the business’... View Article

Springfield Properties trading update

Springfield Properties (AIM: SPR), a leading housebuilder in Scotland offering private and affordable housing, is pleased to provide the following update on trading for the six-month period ended 30 November 2018 ahead of announcing its interim results in February 2019.... View Article

Council joins London-wide group to improve temporary housing

Croydon Council has joined a London-wide initiative set up to strike better deals when finding temporary accommodation for homeless families. At its cabinet meeting last night (Monday), the council signed up to joining Capital Letters, a scheme where participating councils... View Article

Construction SMEs are being left behind by off-site solutions

The House of Lords will debate the Science and Technology Committee’s report ”Off-site Manufacture in Construction: Building for Change” which, among other concerns, cites a need to improve the productivity of the industry. Lord Mair has said that the principal barrier to off-site... View Article

Light Projects and Wibre make a splash in the UK

London-based manufacturer, Light Projects, is delighted to announce it has formed a strategic partnership with German underwater lighting specialist, Wibre.  Wibre is a world leading manufacturer of underwater and exterior lighting fittings and is well known for its precision engineering... View Article

How to add smart value to homes

Paul Hilditch of Systemline explains how smart technology can add value to new build homes, revealing the key elements housebuilders and developers should consider when choosing products, and the challenges to address. Technology is rapidly advancing to meet consumer demand... View Article

Waterproofing your basement: what do you need to know?

Nicholas Donnithorne FLS FRES, UK Technical Services Manager, Rentokil Property Care Converting your basement or cellar into a liveable space could be a wise move in today’s property market. Halifax recently reported house price growth dropping to a five-year low, and... View Article

The efficiency checklist

When specifying heating systems, housebuilders need to take a variety of considerations into account to ensure that they can produce maximum efficiency returns from developments. Bill Jones of Potterton advises on best practice. The integration of an appropriate heating system... View Article

Warning signs as construction output flat-lines, says FMB

Rising costs and continued uncertainty over Brexit are to blame for the slight drop in construction output, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the construction output figures for October 2018, published by the Office for National Statistics, Sarah... View Article

Engineered wood holds the floor

Katherine Mathews of Kährs explores the benefits of engineered wood flooring, and the significant impact the right kind of flooring can have on a development. When designing and building a home, flooring is just one of many things to consider.... View Article