The lockdown legacy

Housebuilders, specifiers and developers are confronting new consumer demands for flexibility in post-pandemic Britain, says Louise Walters, commercial director for Designer Contracts. With the housebuilding and renovating market still booming across Britain, specifiers and developers could be forgiven for being... View Article

Founding a ‘15-minute city’

Newfoundland, currently the UK’s tallest built-to-rent tower, has been completed in Canary Wharf. The first of its kind in the area, the development is intended to kick-start a ‘15-minute city’ by introducing rental apartments into the key business hub. Jack... View Article

Devon Arts and Crafts

A new 264 home greenfield development is well underway in Devon, inspired by ‘Arts and Crafts’ design of the early 20th century, and the site’s landscape. Jack Wooler explores a project which also foregrounds modular innovation A new community of... View Article

1% of England’s Green Belt could supply 2.3 million new homes

The latest research by Birmingham and Newcastle-based property developer, StripeHomes, has analysed how many new homes could be built if England made a small portion of its incorrectly classified Green Belt land available for development. England’s Green Belt land currently covers... View Article

Lovell Homes launches new Wetherby show homes

National housebuilder Lovell Homes has opened the doors to a brand-new show home at its Blossomfield development – located in Thorp Arch, Wetherby – after collaborating with local schoolchildren to get the site ready for Halloween – making them perfectly... View Article

Sink to the top

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Dave Mayer of Reginox explores the latest trends in sinks and taps that he says housebuyers are searching for. There was a time when the kitchen sink’s purpose was no more than being somewhere to wash up.... View Article

Our rural communities are missing out

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Patrick Mooney, housing consultant and news editor of Housing, Management & Maintenance says that rural schemes are being built without vital infrastructure in the current rash of permitted development conversions. In trying to inch its way towards... View Article

Is modular living the key to post-pandemic life?

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Raj Somal of engineering consultancy Dice looks at the exemplar Positive Homes modular development, explaining how modern methods can produce much-needed housing quickly on a tight budget, as the country begins to navigate life post-pandemic. There is... View Article

Go beyond the minimum on acoustics

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Rob Crampton of Hush Acoustics explains why investment in acoustic insulation will result in a higher level of satisfaction for customers. Acoustic standards in UK housebuilding have not been upgraded in a meaningful way since the early... View Article

Major Planning Application Approval

Inland Homes plc, the brownfield developer and housebuilder focused on building residentially led developments for direct sale or on behalf of partner organisations, today announces that it has received a resolution to grant planning permission, subject to the signing of... View Article

Salford apartment block officially open

A new apartment block named in honour of one of Salford’s most famous sons is now open – bringing more than 100 affordable homes to the city. The first residents are now moving in at Artifex in Trinity – the... View Article

Regeneration funding announced by Gove’s renamed MHCLG

Thousands of new homes will be built on underused and derelict land to regenerate local areas and help people onto the property ladder, the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) has announced. Almost £58 million from the £75... View Article

London Build is set for a huge return

London Build is set for a huge return to Olympia London’s Grand Hall for our live Expo on the 17th & 18th November. This is going to be one major celebration as we open our doors to the UK’s biggest... View Article

Partnership to deliver 68 new homes for Bartley Green

Lovell Partnerhips is proud to announce its latest development with the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT), to create affordable housing and open market residential dwellings on Monmouth Road, adjacent to Senneleys Park, in Bartley Green. The new development, named Senneley’s... View Article

Barratt Homes to transform disused land in Leith

Housebuilder to build two new five-star developments in the area, creating 60 jobs and over £36m in GVA Derelict brownfield land in Leith is set to be transformed into two new five-star housing developments thanks to Barratt Homes. The UK’s... View Article

CIOB welcomes new Secretary of State

Following today’s government reshuffle, the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP for Surrey Heath has been appointed as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) looks forward to working with the new Secretary of State to ensure the construction industry’s priorities are well... View Article