Streamlining the timber trade

Ian Church of Snows Timber discusses how timber companies are innovating in an increasingly competitive market, and the benefits they are bringing to construction customers, besides pricing. With timber currently at a premium, timber importers and distributors must now compete... View Article

New disability access course being staged by BSRIA

BSRIA is delighted to be staging a new and exciting three day industry course: Disability Access Legislation & Surveys which will ensure you are up to speed with all current legislation and guidelines to gurantee your building fully conforms with... View Article

Designing a smoke control system

Steve Knight of Whitesales explains the challenges of smoke control in multi-occupancy buildings. With 53 per cent of fire-related fatalities resulting from individuals being overcome by smoke or toxic fumes, smoke heat exhaust vent systems (SHEVs) make a critical difference... View Article

Thakeham and Radian form joint venture

Thakeham has formed a significant joint venture with housing provider Radian to develop more than 600 new homes in Pease Pottage, West Sussex. The development will also provide a  home for locally based charity St Catherine’s Hospice, a new primary... View Article

Futurebuild welcomes vision in 2019

Futurebuild is excited to partner with and welcome Vision to the 2019 event, to provide a London focused seminar programme alongside an unrivalled networking opportunity for architects, housebuilders and developers. The seminar programme on the show floor, curated by Vision,... View Article

From the world’s tallest to smallest homes

The conference streams at HOMES feature some of the UK’s leading residential developments. Here are eight of the best. 1. George Street modular towers: The sky is the limit Interest in modular built housing is growing but some housing providers continue to cite... View Article

Ensuring high quality in housing

HOMES 2018 is the premier event dedicated to residential development, strategic asset management and procurement solutions. Housing sector professionals from housing associations, local authorities and the commercial sector will meet to discuss how to build more homes and ensure a... View Article

BS 8612 – A better future for all?

Keith Plummer of ubbink explores the impact recent standards have on dry fix roofing, discussing the benefits that they have brought to projects. British Standards launched BS 8612: Dry-Fixed Ridge, Hip and Verge Systems in order to raise and control... View Article

Persimmon trading update

Persimmon plc today releases its third quarter Trading Statement which covers the period from 1 July 2018 to 6 November 2018. With the start of the autumn season customer activity has strengthened in line with the traditional seasonality of the... View Article

Integrating cladding into the offsite process

Steve Thompson of EOS Facades offers his perspective on the offsite opportunities available to housebuilders in a changing political landscape. Following the Hackitt Report further changes in Building Regulations have been anticipated, and the ban on all combustible materials on... View Article

Hotel-style living in Birmingham

379 apartments are being launched by Galliard Homes and Apsley House Capital in Birmingham. Intended to produce a sense of hotel-style living, with amenities such as a gym and cinema, the partnership hopes to set a benchmark in area. Intended... View Article

Appeal to find war heroes

A Midlands businessman has vowed to fully restore a World War One memorial in Leicestershire after ‘despicable’ thieves stole the brass plaque which honoured the names of those killed in action. Adrian Burr, managing director of award-winning builders Springbourne Homes,... View Article