The changing face of roofing

LISTEN HERE Stephen Makin of Mayan Roofing Systems discusses the changes at the forefront of roofing development which are helping specifiers drive building performance Despite advancements in technology and construction materials, the methods and practices of pitched roofing have remained... View Article

The Climate Challenge: Taking cement ‘2 Zero’

LISTEN HERE Will Lavelle of Atkins and Dr Philippa Horton from University of Cambridge discuss the world’s first zero emissions cement trial and the aim of developing net-zero cement for the construction industry. The decarbonisation of the built environment presents... View Article

Comment: Budget concerns

LISTEN HERE Brian Berry, CEO of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), gives his review of a disappointing spring Budget The first few months of 2023 have been a relatively quiet period politically, far from the ups and downs of... View Article

Keeping up with ventilation requirements

Ruth MacEachern of EnviroVent looks at what the ventilation requirement changes for new homes mean for housebuilders in England and Wales, and how they can meet the challenge. 2022 was a year of significant change in the ventilation industry. Major... View Article

Heat pumps: Our low carbon future

Now is the time to act and start changing the way we heat and cool our homes. Paul Taylor of Panasonic discusses the significant role that heat pumps can play in helping to reduce emissions, energy consumption and costs. Decarbonisation... View Article

Futurebuild for a better built environment

7 – 9 MARCH EXCEL, LONDON Futurebuild 2023 is set to provide housebuilders and developers with the ideas, inspiration and innovative solutions that will help them create net zero buildings faster, more safely and more efficiently. Taking place at ExCeL... View Article

Staying up to speed with fire safety

Housebuilders and developers must stay up to date with the latest fire regulations to ensure compliance of a property portfolio is maintained. Here, Simon Jones of Kidde Safety Europe summarises the most recent updates to be aware of. If you... View Article

Stylish, sustainable bathrooms

Liam Buxton of the Roca Group discusses the importance of choosing sustainable bathrooms, but maintains they shouldn’t compromise on functionality and style. When it comes to selecting bathroom products for a development, choosing a quality brand means that housebuilders are... View Article

Space for SuDS

Howard Gray of GreenBlue Urban highlights the need for early education and planning for green and blue infrastructure from the outset of projects, to help mitigate the effects of flooding Early in the development process comes the allocation of land... View Article

PVCU: Part of the sustainability conversation

Martin Benn of Eurocell outlines how recycled waste used to produce new high performing and thermally efficient PVCu window and door product solutions can support housebuilders as they strive to satisfy environmental responsibilities.  Changes to Part L of the Building... View Article

Going the extra mile for retirement living

LISTEN HERE Creating suitable new retirement homes offering the ‘extras’ has never been more essential, says McCarthy Stone, who spoke to Housebuilder & Developer’s Roseanne Field about a high-profile recent example in the West Midlands. There’s little need to reiterate... View Article

The need for new support in 2023

LISTEN HERE Brian Berry, CEO of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), discusses what the Government needs to do to deliver new homes plus extra support for SMEs this year. We closed out 2022 with a very shaky end to... View Article

Ask the Manufacturer: The future of heating

LISTEN HERE Russell Dean, residential product group director at Mitsubishi Electric, speaks to Housebuilder & Developer’s Jack Wooler on the Government’s net zero target – exploring the challenges in reaching it, and arguing why heat pumps are the future. Most... View Article

A Part of the Furniture

Chloe Sharp at Rolec discusses Part S regulations and their impact on the future of home and business developments The introduction of EV charge points as part of the national homestead is set to make EVs a part of the furniture.... View Article

Euroclass fire ratings: the difference between A1 and A2

John Duffin, Managing Director, Keyfix explains the differences between A1 and A2 of the Euroclass fire rating system. Despite the government’s temporary exemption of the combustible product ban on buildings over 18m, Keyfix and many of its industry peers are... View Article

Energy Efficient Makeover: The Benefits Of EWI Solutions

The need to improve the energy efficiency of homes and reduce fuel poverty has become more pressing than ever.  It’s why improvements to a building’s external façade will not only enhance the look and character, it can also dramatically transform... View Article

Tackling greenwash

James Tucker, CEO at Twenty7Tec, explores how the housebuilding sector will be affected by new regulations from the FCA designed to tackle ‘greenwash.’ As green initiatives for consumers increase sector-wide, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently announced its plans to... View Article

First footing

The Tile Association says that consumer interest in floor tiles as a stylish as well as hygienic, durable and even sustainable finish for domestic properties has never been stronger, and explains some of the options The market is driven by... View Article