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Latest Issue : May 2019

The May issue of Housebuilder & Developer includes our regular ‘product round-ups’ which, as always, showcase the latest exciting and innovative products available.

Features in this issue include:

  • Don’t scrap permitted development
    Brian Berry, chief executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), explains why he believes that permitted development rights should be reformed, rather than abolished entirely, following Labour’s announcement. See page 16…
  • Have we turned the housing clock back?
    Patrick Mooney, housing consultant and news editor of Housing, Management & Maintenance, looks back and considers why UK housing may have regressed by five decades. See page 20…
  • Revolutionising rental properties
    Ground has been broken at 2one2 Broad Street, a 483 apartment rental scheme in Birmingham. Named ‘The Merican,’ the mixed-use project is set to become the city’s tallest residential tower, with developer and operator Moda intending to offer a sense of ‘hotel-living’ to the rental market. See page 30…
  • Building Fabric: No-compromise composite doors
    Adrian Pavey of Nationwide Windows & Doors discusses the advantages of composite doors for new build developments. See page 32…
  • Building Fabric: The wellness case for specifying roof windows
    Samantha Smith of Fakro GB highlights the importance of including roof windows into your projects to improve health and wellbeing. See page 37…
  • Building Fabric: Getting on top of Document Q
    Jamie Johnson of IronmongeryDirect discusses the importance of door and window security and explains the requirements of Approved Document Q. See page 41…
  • Insulation: The bottom line on floorboard insulation
    Rob Firman of Polyfoam XPS highlights the key differences between floorboard insulation products and the importance of correct specification in housebuilding. See page 48…
  • Interiors: Extraordinary ensuites
    Chris Tranter of Bristan explores how housebuilders can harness ensuites with showers to entice prospective buyers. See page 53…

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