More Council owned homes in radical estate renewal scheme

Enfield Council has agreed to plans that will transform two adjacent Edmonton estates, dramatically improving residents’ lives Both Joyce Avenue and Snells Park have been earmarked to be redeveloped as part of a multi-million pound regeneration scheme. At Enfield Council’s... View Article

Zero starter homes built of 200,000 target

A total of zero Starter Homes have been built as a result of the 2015 Government scheme to build 200,000 new homes for first time buyers in England by 2020, a recent National Audit Office report found. The Conservative Party’s... View Article

The hidden ErP compliance issues associated with roof units

Recent changes to ErP legislation have put contractors and distributors at risk of falling foul of compliance. David Millward, Product Manager at Elta Group, explains the key considerations for those tasked with delivering ventilation solutions, and outlines the various options... View Article

The benefits of buying home-grown panels

Norbord’s Industrial Sales Manager, David Sleigh, offers his thoughts on the healthy state of the supply chain for the industrial market We’re in the business of producing wood panel products – OSB, MDF and particleboard – products that are used in... View Article

BRE helps to launch Home of 2030

A government-sponsored competition is inviting housing providers, designers and others to submit proposals for the design and delivery of new homes, responding to two Grand Challenges affecting future housing need: an ageing society and clean growth. The competition will be... View Article

Spectre of uncertainty continues to haunt construction says FMB

Commenting on the UK Construction PMI data published today showing overall volumes of work in construction falling for the sixth consecutive month, Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), Brian Berry commented: “Following a Halloween Brexit delay, the... View Article

Welborne Garden Village secures outline planning

Fareham Borough Council has granted outline planning permission for the creation of Welborne Garden Village, a holistically-planned new place whose spirit, character and form are inspired by its landscape setting. The 6,000-home settlement by Buckland Development Ltd. is amongst the... View Article

Get off the fence

In times of diminished margins and more stringent regulations, the pressure is on developers to build high-quality projects that still deliver profits. As such, there’s now an intense search for new solutions that can help. Here, John Abernethie, CEO at... View Article

LGA responds to Grenfell Inquiry Report

Responding to the publication of the Grenfell Tower inquiry report today, Lord Porter, building safety spokesman at the Local Government Association, said: “The tragedy that unfolded at Grenfell Tower and claimed at least 72 lives in such an unimaginable and... View Article

A house for all seasons

From Chris Stanley, Housing Manager, Concrete Block Association Earlier this month I attended (and chaired a session at) The Modern Masonry annual Resilient Housing Conference held in partnership with the Brick Development Association and The Concrete Centre. The event presented... View Article

NFB announces Construction Summit

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) today announces the creation of the Construction Summit 2020, a brand new conference designed to become a focal point for the whole construction industry. “We’re very ambitious for the Construction Summit,” says Nick Sangwin,... View Article

Showcasing sustainable offsite manufacturing in Scotland

A new exhibition in Glasgow is showcasing sustainable buildings factory-made from wood, demonstrating how innovative timber engineering methods can overcome traditional construction challenges. Supported by Scottish Forestry, Engineering and Built Environment students from Edinburgh Napier University have this week launched... View Article

Linden Homes acquires land to deliver 745 homes

Leading housebuilder, Linden Homes, has completed a major land deal to deliver 745 much-needed homes in Thanet, Kent. The 54-acre development will provide a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, with 25 percent of homes on site being... View Article

Floods SuDS and Permeable Paving

The strengthening link between flooding and climate change highlights the importance of sustainable drainage – or SuDS – on developments. But, as Chris Hodson of Interpave argues, it is becoming clear that well-designed, multifunctional SuDS actually cost less as well.... View Article

The key to housing workers

A 264-home project for key workers at the University of Cambridge has been completed by architects Stanton Williams. Jack Wooler spoke to the practice’s Gavin Henderson on how the space between buildings has been utilised to embed the community into... View Article

Vent-Axia Named a Business Superbrand for 2019

Vent-Axia, the market-leading British ventilation manufacturer, is delighted to have been named in the UK Business Superbrand list for 2019. The award follows robust independent research commissioned by The Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA), which identifies the UK’s Superbrands in... View Article