McCarthy & Stone announces record new planning consents

McCarthy & Stone, Britain’s leading builder of retirement housing, has announced a record 31 planning consents in the last five months (January-May 2014). The new consents will deliver a total of 1102 units with a forward sales value of £250... View Article

Vent-Axia donates ventilation for waste house

Leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is delighted to announce that it has donated ventilation equipment to the innovative Waste House project, which is launched today, Tuesday 10 June 2014, in an opening ceremony held at Brighton University. The Crawley-based firm... View Article

Ely development reaches its highest point

Sanctuary Group has marked the progress of its new housing development in Lynn Road in Ely with a ‘topping out’ ceremony, celebrating that the highest point of the build has now been reached. The leading housing and care provider started... View Article

Toolstation introduces Crabtree electrical accessories

Toolstation has introduced a range of Crabtree electrical switches, sockets and light fittings in its latest Catalogue 55. Crabtree’s uncompromising approach to quality has established this brand as a trade favourite, and the new range at Toolstation is sure to... View Article

Thin-joint system achieves Passivehaus principles

A prestigious development of five luxury apartments has been constructed to Passivhaus principles using H+H aircrete Jumbo Blocks, Foundation Blocks and the H+H Thin-Joint System. Oyster Reach in Whitstable, Kent, was built by contractor Masonry Frame Systems Ltd in a... View Article

Redefining the riverside

Nine Elms on the South Bank’s transformation of up to 3km of the Thames riverside with striking, modern architecture showcases glass. Michael Willoughby reports on the Riverside development London is a city of huge inequality, with vast income differences between north... View Article

Village life in London’s East End

Just because a home is “affordable”, it doesn’t mean it can’t have a show-stopping bathroom. That has been amply demonstrated on the first phase of a new development in London’s East End. 160 apartments in Lighterman Point, the first phase... View Article

Mayor approves plans for 3,000 new homes in Hackney

Plans to comprehensively regenerate a housing estate in Hackney and build more than 3,000 new homes were approved by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson last week. Parts of the Woodberry Down Estate, comprising 1,980 properties, date back to the... View Article

Persimmon delivers new homes in Stanway

A leading Essex housebuilder has acquired land to launch a new phase of development in Stanway, which will provide a further 101 much-needed new homes for the area. A continuation of Persimmon Homes Essex’s existing Nightingale Gardens development, the new... View Article

College Court renovation nets architectural award

A project to transform a former University Halls of Residence into a state-of-the-art conference facility and Hotel has won an award recognising the highest standards of restoration and renovation of buildings in the East Midlands. The University of Leicester’s College... View Article

Homeowner steps up with Cedral Weatherboard

A property owner in Bognor Regis has successfully transformed the appearance of his home with the help of Marley Eternit’s Cedral Weatherboard. Being as quick and easy to install as timber meant that the owner, with the help of his... View Article