Avant Homes North West announces commercial director hire

Avant Homes North West has announced the appointment of a commercial director to enable the delivery of the housebuilder’s regional multi-tenure expansion strategy. Alan Cawley joins after 14 years at Persimmon Homes North West where he held several senior director positions.... View Article

Take the time out of tea

Boiling water taps have grown rapidly in popularity over the past decade; from being viewed as an unnecessary luxury they are now increasingly a household essential for many homeowners. Quooker UK & Ireland’s Stephen Johnson looks at how changing lifestyles... View Article

Showering sustainably

Darren Washbrook of Mira Showers says water-efficient smart showers are key to helping customers pursue ethical consumerism, and explains the options Water scarcity is an increasingly concerning issue. Once seen as a challenge primarily faced by other countries, water scarcity... View Article

Show Preview – London Build calling

15 – 16 NOVEMBER OLYMPIA, LONDON The wait is nearly over for the UK’s leading and award-winning construction show, London Build, to open doors to its most exciting edition yet.  London Build has been put together to be the ultimate... View Article

GRAHAM delivers latest retirement village for Audley Group

Work has completed on Royal London Asset Management’s £44m Wycliffe Retirement Village in Horsley Green near High Wycombe. Constructed by GRAHAM, the retirement village will be operated by Audley Group. It encompasses 156 accessible later living apartments, distributed across five... View Article

Show Preview – The homes front

22 – 23 NOVEMBER EXCEL, LONDON In 2023, the UK’s housing providers face increased obligations to simultaneously address a range of issues: improve housing standards and tackle disrepair, empower tenants, meet net zero targets, address building safety, and increase housing... View Article

The shortcut to an increase in pressure

Many homes across the UK suffer from low water pressure, yet many consumers don’t realise they have an issue, or have simply become accustomed to it. David Williamson of Wilo UK discusses the techniques and tools available to boost water... View Article

Optimise layouts for woodburner efficiency

When it comes to specifying woodburning stoves, the ‘eco-equation’ doesn’t stop at the appliance’s efficiency rating, says Calvin May of HETAS. He explains how the layout of a room itself can be a game-changer, and delves into how to pair... View Article

Project Report – A natural remedy

Chaucer Mews, a linear scheme of high quality new homes in the in-demand village of Attenborough, near Nottingham, has removed a blot on the landscape next to a popular local nature reserve. James Parker speaks to Cameron Homes about what... View Article

Event Preview – The best of brick

8 NOVEMBER ROYAL LANCASTER HOTEL, LONDON This Brick Awards 2023 is placing a major focus on sustainability. The awards, which are organised by the Brick Development Association (BDA) and will be held in London’s West End on 8 November, celebrate... View Article

Comment – Do we actually need a housing secretary?

Patrick Mooney, housing consultant and news editor of Housing, Management & Maintenance magazine asks whether a national body controlling housebuilding would be better than an ever-changing Housing Secretary? The prospect of removing responsibility for a policy area as important as... View Article

To the new Part L – and beyond!

LISTEN HERE New updates to the Building Regulations go some way to cutting emissions – but construction firms have the chance to go further, argues Nicola Harrison of Bereco July 2023 was recently confirmed as the hottest month on record... View Article

Comment – Housing benefits politicians

LISTEN HERE Brian Berry of FMB looks at the political manoeuvrings on housing as we approach the General Election buildup Looking back at my article from this time last year, it’s astonishing how far we’ve come, and what has changed.... View Article

Thirteen graduates welcomed onto housebuilder grad programme

Leading premium housebuilder Redrow has welcomed 13 graduates to its 2023 Graduate Development Programme, helping to develop and futureproof talent in the property sector. With around 15% of its overall workforce as trainees, each year Redrow employs graduates from across the UK,... View Article