Open to smart & sustainable appliances

LISTEN HERE Phil Slater of Whirlpool UK looks at how sustainability drivers plus a trend for open plan living are being supported by innovation in modern appliances. Homebuyers seek the latest kitchen appliances and technology. With more households opting for... View Article

Stand out with a canopy

LISTEN HERE Phil Nash from Scotts of Thrapston discusses the many different styles and materials available for porch canopies, and the benefits they can bring Porch canopies come in many different styles and materials, are easy to install, and can... View Article

Fire compliance for balconies explained

LISTEN HERE Nick Haughton of Sapphire explores the key fire compliance considerations when specifying balconies for housebuilding projects. Balconies are a cost-effective way to add square footage to apartments and give residents coveted private outdoor access. Studies have shown that... View Article

2020 – the year it gets personal

kbb returns to the NEC with a focus on helping housebuilders and developers tap into the big trend of personalisation. The event is aimed at industry professionals who want to learn more about emerging trends and cutting-edge products in the... View Article

Be the catalyst for change

FutureBuild is again heading to ExCeL in March, this time aiming to unite construction professionals across the sector to create real change in addressing the climate crisis From recent demonstrations to Government declarations, according the the event organisers at Futurebuild... View Article

Not just any old place

London’s first luxury retirement community offers retirees independent living alongside hotel-inspired amenities, all within sight of Battersea’s Albert Bridge. Lara Haddock of Battersea Place walks Jack Wooler around the development. Just across the road from Battersea Park, within eyesight of... View Article

Keeping up external appearances

Listen here Chris Frankland of Marshalls makes the case for early involvement between developers and manufacturers to put great-looking, premium exterior spaces back on the agenda for every development – even when budgets are tight. As a developer, you’ll know... View Article

Minimising waste in water treatment

Listen here With new regulations governing the use of septic tanks in force, David Stagg of Graf UK talks housebuilders and developers through their options for compliance. Housebuilders and developers building properties off the mains sewage network need to be... View Article

Digitising construction: A critical mission

Listen here Adrian Wild of Integro Construction Software explains why every housebuilding business should be using the software now available to maximise profits. If housebuilders could have been offered today’s construction software all those years ago, they’d likely have have... View Article

A compelling case: Gable wall spandrel panels

Listen here In light of the Government’s 300,000 homes a year target and its recent push for higher quality in housing, Tim Tasker of Pasquill puts the case for why gable wall spandrel panels should be found on every building... View Article

More than just homes

A new £6m Places for People social community is being handed over in Salford, Greater Manchester. Michael Dong, CEO of developer Investar Proper ty Group, and Mike Watson, director of housebuilder Watson Homes, walk Jack Wooler through the Melody Gardens... View Article

Concrete and the circular economy

Chris Stanley of the Concrete Block Association explains where concrete can fit into a circular economy, and help to boost sustainable housebuilding. Talk of the circular economy has penetrated every part of the construction industry recently, and rightly so. The... View Article

Bathroom style statements

John Brooks of Lecico discusses changing bathroom design trends, and the impact that tV and other influences have had on consumers’ demands. At the end of a busy day, many people are keen to get home, kick off their shoes... View Article

Preparing for changes to ADL

The construction industry is facing a number of significant regulation changes over the coming years, with the consultation to approved Document L (ADL) 2020 closing on 10 January set to introduce significant sustainability challenges. James Hulbert of Knauf Insulation looks... View Article

The Brexit factor

Ben Lloyd of Pure Commercial Finance gives his views on how Brexit is impacting property developers. The ever-present debate over Brexit has continued to plague public and market sentiment, and it was particularly heated in the last 24 months with... View Article

Getting buyers fired up

Erica Malkin of the Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) looks at the key considerations for housebuilders, developers and specifiers when it comes to incorporating a wood burning stove into their project, with the aim of ‘separating fact from fiction.’ Wood burning... View Article

The future of beam and block

Ashley Perkins of Milbank Concrete Products explains why housebuilders should be choosing a thermally insulated flooring solution over traditional methods of ground floor construction. Housebuilders should think about the advantages of incorporating insulation into their structural flooring  – underfloor insulation... View Article

Lead by the landscape

Click here to listen to this story ► Over 100 new apartments are in the works in the Surrey town of Oxted, offering countryside living within commuting distance of the capital. Alison Dowsett, managing director of St William Homes, explains... View Article

Strategic glazing specification

Click here to listen. Kevin Bonnar of Velfac explains how to get to market faster and improve return on investment with strategic glazing specification. Glazing is one of the most important building products in any low rise or ‘plot by... View Article

The aluminium renaissance

Click here to listen. Steve Bromberg of Express Bi-Folding Doors looks at why he believes that more housebuilders than ever are ditching PVCu in favour of aluminium When it comes to the design of a residential or commercial property, the... View Article