Cycle ride for Habitat for Humanity

H+H’s Director of Housing, Neil Thomas, is set to ride 1000 miles in aid of charity when he cycles from the tip of Scotland to the depths of Cornwall in May. With the aim of fundraising £1 per mile, Neil... View Article

Why and how to recycle construction debris

Waste management is a major concern especially for those involved in the construction business, given the nature and quantum of the waste generated. A majority of construction businesses are still unaware about the benefits and process of recycling construction waste.... View Article

Legal & General launches Guild Living

Legal & General announces the expansion of its later living offering with the establishment of Guild Living a developer and operator of urban later living communities. Through Guild Living, it plans to deliver over 3,000 new homes over the next... View Article

LGA responds to MHLG discounted homes funding

Responding to MHCLG’s announcement that £8.5 million will fund pilots supporting community groups to build discounted homes, Local Government Association housing spokesman Cllr Martin Tett, said: “The Government’s announcement of £8.5 million is a positive step and will support some... View Article

Build nears completion at Legacy Wharf in Stratford

The regeneration of Stratford is reaching a new milestone, with construction work on one of the area’s new residential communities nearly complete. Housebuilder Bellway London is behind Legacy Wharf, a development of one, two and three-bedroom apartments off Cooks Road.... View Article

CPRE reaction to permitted development rights extension

New planning rights to make some development easier risk undermining local community and authority influence, says CPRE. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has said the ‘permitted development rights’ will be extended from 25 May to allow... View Article

Getting on top of Document Q

Jamie Johnson of IronmongeryDirect discusses the importance of door and window security in the context of complying with Approved Document Q According to the Office for National Statistics, between January and September 2018 there were over 200,000 residential burglaries recorded... View Article

Site visit inspires school children in Brampton

A group of school children from Brampton have been given an inside look at a housing development in the village. Brampton Primary School’s Early Years pupils aged between four and five were welcomed to Bellway’s Brampton Gate development, off Laws... View Article

Eversheds Sutherland advises Urban Splash on groundbreaking deal with Homes England and Japan’s biggest housebuilder to deliver thousands of new homes across the UK

Eversheds Sutherland has advised regeneration company Urban Splash on its multi-million-pound joint venture with Japan’s biggest housebuilder, Sekisui House, and Homes England to deliver thousands of new homes across England. Sekisui House, one of the world’s leading housebuilders, is a... View Article

Extraordinary ensuites

Chris Tranter of Bristan explores how housebuilders can harness the possibilities in ensuites using showers to entice prospective buyers. According to Direct Line, an ensuite can add as much as 5 per cent to the value of a house, with... View Article

Auggd/augmented reality

One of the largest builders in Australia (MJH) has found that an augmented reality (AR) app has massively boosted interest with their house buyers as they can view new-build house designs directly from their mobile devices.  The app, which was... View Article

Drone Tech: AMP

If you were trying to get a flight out of Gatwick airport before last Christmas, my guess is you will be well familiar with how airborne drones had a massive impact on those particular holiday flight schedules.  However, this is... View Article

Government steps in to fund ACM cladding remediation

The Ministry of Housing is to inject £200m to speed the removal and replacement of aluminium composite cladding (ACM) from nearly 170 privately owned high-rise buildings, following delays in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire. The Government announced that... View Article