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

Three is the magic number for new modular housing scheme

An innovative combination of three reflective, low emissivity wall construction membranes from Protect Membranes has been used to deliver the magic formula for a flagship affordable housing scheme in Swansea on behalf of Gwalia Housing / Pobl Group, delivering thermal... View Article

Blog: Competency in Construction

With the construction industry in need of a widespread culture change and a chain of responsibility, who will have responsibility for delivering standards of performance throughout the lifecycle of a building? By looking at both the existing regulatory framework and... View Article