Closing the gap on performance

By Dr Gavin Dunn, Chief Executive of Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) The construction industry has long grappled with the challenges of closing the performance gap between as-designed and as-built building performance. From energy performance, air quality, ventilation and... View Article

New home figures continue to rise, reports NHBC

More than 13,500 new homes were registered to be built in the UK in April, according to the latest figures from NHBC – an increase of 21% compared to a year ago. 13,527 new homes were registered (9,972 private sector;... View Article

Aster Group builds more than 1,100 homes in a year

Housing association Aster Group built more than 1,100 homes between April 2018 and the end of March 2019 as part of its £2bn investment plan which forecasts a build programme of over 10,000 homes during the next seven years. Aster’s... View Article

NRHA returns to Nassington for community-led scheme

Northamptonshire Rural Housing Association (NRHA) is set to further meet the needs of the local community with plans being given the go ahead for Phase 3 of its affordable housing development in Nassington. The small rural scheme, which has been... View Article

Single storey living grows in popularity

A regional property expert has outlined why single storey living is growing in popularity across East Anglia. Michelle Baker, sales director for Persimmon Homes Anglia, said: “Although they are one of Britain’s most desired house styles, only around 300 bungalows... View Article

Developing homes with wellbeing in mind

Authored by Chris Coxon, Head of Marketing at Eurocell plc – the leading manufacturer, distributor and recycler of high quality, cost efficient and sustainable PVC-U solutions Over the past decade there has been an increase in education and understanding of... View Article

The wellness case for roof windows

Samantha Smith of Fakro GB highlights the importance of including roof windows into projects to improve health and wellbeing. A house is simply not complete without windows. They are the crucial element to providing natural light and ventilation into a... View Article

Millboard London Design Hub to open in Clerkenwell

Premium decking manufacturer Millboard is to open an exciting new design centre on Clerkenwell’s Goswell Road. The luxury outdoor flooring business will be opening its doors on Tuesday 21st May. The Millboard London Design Hub will display the company’s leading-edge... View Article

The bottom line on floorboard insulation

Rob Firman of Polyfoam XPs highlights the key differences between floorboard insulation products, thereby illustrating the importance of correct specification in housebuilding. Both product specification and the housebuilding sector are constantly evolving. Changes to the planning system are designed to... View Article