Housing Minister visits Mactaggart & Mickel Contracts site

Minister for Housing and Welfare, Margaret Burgess, visited Mactaggart & Mickel Contracts’ West Langlands site to find out how the company is helping East Ayrshire Council tackle the shortage of social housing in the area. The Minister visited the development,... View Article

A better solution for all at Christchurch House

A project filmed for a future edition of Homes Under the Hammer was officially opened by the Mayor of Ashford, Councillor John Link. Christchurch House, in Christchurch Road, Ashford, was a rundown commercial property bought at auction by Ashford Borough... View Article

Pioneering research is showing the way

Britain’s housing industry should learn from University of Brighton research and use recycled “rubbish” in construction projects, according to Brighton Green MP Caroline Lucas. On a visit to the university’s Waste House – the country’s first building made almost entirely... View Article

Barratt Homes invests in Buoyant Aberdeen Market

Barratt Homes is continuing its investment in and around Aberdeen with new developments amounting to a sales value of £100 million. The housebuilder has recently acquired a site in Aberdeen City, comprising of 174 apartments. There will be a range... View Article

Story Homes expands into new Newcastle office

Story Homes is opening its first permanent Newcastle base at the end of September following a £100k re-fit of Panther House at the Newcastle Business Park. The Cumbrian company’s move reflects its growing business in the North East and will... View Article

Building a harboured dream

For many years, Mick and Isobel Jennion had harboured a dream to build their own sustainable home and when, in 1981 they visited a new eco-efficient housing development in Milton Keynes with a fully built, fully furnished Potton show home... View Article

Just imagine… recreating your childhood home

The couple, who moved from a two bedroomed flat in London to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wiltshire, wanted their children to enjoy the same rural lifestyle they did. And that included never-forgotten features from Louise’s own childhood... View Article

Swapping life in the city for country life

Kevin and Elise Meers were faced with a dilemma. Do they settle for a house in the perfect location and extend it, knowing it will never be right? Or, do they knock it down and simply start again and make... View Article

Addicted to self-build

Meet Roger and Jane Bailey. Roger is a professional photographer and Jane is a sales manager. Roger has built three Potton homes in the past 30 years – and enjoys the self build process more every time. “My first Potton... View Article

Contemporary design

Meet Cliff and Shena Cooper, who’ve built an ultra modern eco home in Northamptonshire. Cliff is a semi-retired solicitor and Shena is the CEO of the Secret Seed Society. When the couple set out to extend their existing home, they... View Article

Help and guidance

Meet Leah and Richard Allen. Leah is a management consultant and Richard is MD of a flooring company. The couple have two children, Joseph (7) and Jemima (5). When Leah persuaded Richard to build a new house on the site... View Article

Oaks Day Nursery, University of Kent

This project combined Kingspan Timber Solutions’ expertise in commercial and self-build homes sectors by utilising a mix of different materials and skills. Project: Oaks Day Nursery, University of Kent Type: Education Customer: Jenner Group – on behalf of University of... View Article

Center Parcs, Woburn Forest

Kingspan Timber Solutions developed a strong working relationship with ISG plc during this high volume construction project. Project: Center Parcs Woburn Type: High volume, large scale works Customer: ISG plc Completion date: December 2013 Project Background In December 2004, Center... View Article

William Street Quarter

Project: William Street Quarter D66594-013 Type: Affordable housing Customer: Laing O’Rourke Completion Date: June 2014 This was a complex project with some challenging processes however the end result is stunning and testament to whole team involved Project Background William Street... View Article

Premier Inn, Ipswich

Project: Premier Inn Ipswich Type: Hotel Customer: ISG Ipswich Client: Premier Inns Completion Date: October 2012 Project Background Kingspan Timber Solution has worked with ISG on a number of challenging contracts. We were asked to consider a timber frame construction... View Article