London bricks for London Build

On the 27th and 28th of November, Imperial Bricks is displaying its ‘50 Shades of Clay’ on Stand D29 at London Build. Architects, specifiers, developers, contractors and self-builders can speak to Imperial Bricks for expert advice on brick matching, sourcing... View Article

Turn down the volume

Ben Hancock of Oscar Acoustics explores how housebuilders and developers can prevent noise from ruining occupants’ health, as our cities grow ever larger. The UK urban population living in cities is set to rise to 92.2 per cent (65.8 million... View Article

Plan ahead – rain or shine

Oliver Collins of ACO Water Management explains why implementing an effective surface water management system is integral to delivering long lasting value for any new residential development. The build quality of any housing development is always the most important aspect... View Article

The science behind the sensory space

Awareness of mental and physical wellbeing has never been greater, yet many still struggle to find the time, freedom and sanctuary necessary to recover from the stresses of everyday life. Drawing on content from a new white paper, Sophie Weston... View Article

Empowering Homeowners through Active Buildings

From Simon McWhirter, Head of Engagement, Active Building Centre Our environment is rapidly changing and we can observe it in real time. Hotter, drier summers and cooler, wetter winters are an inevitable consequence of climate change. Finding a panacea will... View Article

Can MMC quality reduce fire risk in buildings?

Mary McCollum of Sapphire Balconies explains how the quality control possible through modern methods of construction (MMC) can reduce fire risk in buildings – particularly when installing balconies. Modern methods of construction (MMC) may hold the key to a myriad... View Article

City’s new five-year Housing Strategy approved

City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet recently approved a new five-year Housing Strategy for the city. Residents and stakeholders were consulted on the new strategy ‘Better Homes for All’, which sets out the council’s ambitions from 2019 to 2024. It outlines... View Article

Encasement acquires Pendock from Davidson Holdings

Peterborough based architectural and decorative casing solutions specialist, Encasement Ltd, has acquired Pendock as part of its strategy to expand into new market sectors, while increasing production capacity with the addition of Pendock’s UK based manufacturing facilities. Encasement was formed... View Article

Two of Kevin McCloud’s property businesses go into liquidation

Two companies forming part of Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud’s eco-friendly property business Happiness Architecture Beauty (HAB) have gone into liquidation. Investors had been attracted to HAB Land and subsidiary HAB Land Finance by a multimillion pound fundraising scheme that... View Article

Barratt Developments trading update

Barratt Developments PLC (the ‘Group’) held its Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) at 12:00pm in London on 16 October and issued a trading update for the 15 week period from 1 July to 13 October (the ‘period’). All comparatives are to... View Article

SMART modular construction

Why SMART technology should be considered during manufacturing A modular build can be completed up to 50 per cent quicker than traditional construction methods. However, this time saving can be compromised if installers need to add time on to incorporate... View Article

Highland Housing Alliance shortlisted for UK-wide award

Highland Housing Alliance has been shortlisted for the “Best Regeneration Project” award at the Inside Housing Development Awards Inside Housing is a key industry body in the UK social housing sector, and the Development Awards are some of the most... View Article