The future is modular

It’s no secret that the UK is suffering from a housing crisis. Modular homes are seen as the answer. Modular homes are designed to be incredibly energy efficient – some costing just £1 per day to run – and efficient... View Article

Marley launches Safe in the Sun 2019

As the UK gets set for summer, roof systems manufacturer, Marley, is urging all outdoor construction workers to look after both their skin and eyes to reduce the damage caused by increased sun exposure. Latest figures from IOSH identified 1,700 people... View Article

Save the date: Decorex International 6 – 9 October 2019

Decorex International will make its debut at Olympia London this year, from the 6-9 October, marking an exciting new chapter in the show’s 42-year history. Offering a showcase of the very latest in high-end design, an exceptional speaking programme and... View Article

ISG top the contractors league table for July

Topping the Barbour ABI Top 50 contractor league table for July 2019 is ISG with nine contracts awarded valued at a total of £425 million. In second place is Wates Construction, moving up eight places with seven contract awards at... View Article

Eliminating risk through design

By Nick Atkinson, Director at Ambar Kelly According to HSE, falls continue to be the biggest cause of fatal injury in Britain’s workplaces. From 2017-18 data, 26% of workplace fatalities – about 37 per year – resulted from a fall... View Article

A digital future for housing management

Lee McDougall, Director at architecture and building consultancy practice AHR, discusses how housing estate management should turn towards data and digital modelling to drive efficiency and ensure high service standards are maintained. Registered social housing providers face three key pressures... View Article

A2Dominion builds 875 new homes

A2Dominion built 875 much-needed high-quality new homes across London and southern England in the last year, making it one of the UK’s top developing housing associations. Its completions for 2018/19 included 113 for affordable rent, 88 shared ownership, 24 social... View Article

Taylor Wimpey – half year results 2019

Pete Redfern, Chief Executive, commented: “We have made good progress in the first half against our long term strategy, underpinned by our continued commitment to our customers, build quality and employee engagement. We delivered a record sales rate in the... View Article

Construction industry prepares for downturn, warns FMB

Construction industry bosses are reorganising their workforce in preparation for a potential downturn, with higher levels of sub-contracting and lower levels of direct employment, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s State... View Article

Snows Timber partners with AZEK Building Products

Snows Timber are pleased to announce their partnership with US company, AZEK Building Products, a leading manufacturer of premium outdoor products. The partnership will see the introduction of the TimberTech® capped composite decking brand to the Snows Timber range. Made... View Article

Designer Contracts promotes team

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring supplier, has announced five senior promotions across the company. Lee Hassett, who recently joined the business as projects executive has been promoted to divisional director, taking control of four of the company’s 15 regions.... View Article

TeknosPro; the eponymous portfolio

TeknosPro, the Teknos range of paints for professional decorators, offers professionals the eponymous product portfolio, TeknosPro, for smooth and long lasting finishes. Suited to interior walls and ceilings, the waterborne range consists of low-sheen TeknosPro 10 and TeknosPro 7 which... View Article