NHBC wins Habitat for Humanity Hope Challenge

A team from NHBC have been crowned the winners of this year’s Habitat for Humanity Hope Challenge, raising more than £5,000 for the charity in the process. The event took place in the Peak District in June, with teams from... View Article

Achieving optimum heating and cooling in the design of buildings

James Griffiths, Project Development Director at Uponor, discusses the importance of installing optimum heating and cooling solutions In the UK’s current climate, building developers are required to focus on demonstrating energy savings from heating and cooling systems. As such, sourcing... View Article

Linden Homes announces 900 home land deal

Top-10 housebuilder, Linden Homes has announced an acquisition deal on a 90-acre site in Beverley, East Yorkshire. The deal marks the largest acquisition in the history of Linden Homes’ East Yorkshire division, which has a development value of around £180... View Article

Over 20 years of financial solutions

Established for over 20 years, Goldcrest Finance is a reliable specialist lender based in central Manchester. In these times of lenders with difficult procedures, they don’t believe obtaining finance should be complicated. Goldcrest Finance have a straightforward approach offering a... View Article

Kingspan Tek provides off-site solution for luxury homes

The Silverlake development of sustainable homes in West Dorset is setting the standard for low-impact construction with the Kingspan TEK Building System. The bespoke holiday homes and on-site spa have all been constructed from the versatile off-site solution, ensuring excellent... View Article

Off-site construction: balancing risk and reward

In a bid to speed up construction and begin to address the UK’s worsening shortfall of new homes, developers are increasingly turning to novel off-site construction methods, such as ‘flying factories’. When used effectively, these temporary factories can reduce the... View Article

Net zero homes project wins prestigious Ashden Award

A pioneering approach to get UK homes up to the proposed net zero energy standard has won a first prize in the 2019 Ashden Awards. The award recognises the role of the National Energy Foundation in championing the Energiesprong retrofit... View Article

Tiny homes will be part of Theresa May’s legacy, says NFB

The prime minister must take responsibility for the “tiny homes” that she facilitated by ignoring industry and campaigner advice for better housing standards and more appropriate policy. Changes to policy are welcomed but, unfortunately, it is too little too late... View Article

One step ahead

Lee Hunt of Canal architectural explains how housebuilders and specifiers can get one step ahead with the latest staircase trends. Staircase design, as with all interior design, is constantly evolving, and new design trends are continually emerging. The staircase is... View Article

Golding Homes secures £100m facility from Lloyds Bank

One of the South East’s largest housing associations has secured a £100million revolving credit facility from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, to help fund its development pipeline of more than 2,000 new homes between now and 2025. Golding Homes owns and... View Article

A breath of fresh air

Vent-Axia’s Jordan Lilford explains the challenges the Government’s Clean Air Strategy presents for housebuilders, as well as looking at potential solutions. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is increasingly important following a raft of research that has pointed to the potential health... View Article