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Latest Issue : Jan 2020

The January 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:

  • Ending homelessness needs more than cash
    Patrick Mooney, housing consultant and news editor of Housing Management & Maintenance, discusses whether expanded homelessness programmes will help to deliver the Government’s new target for the ending of rough sleeping. See page 18…
  • Stemming the plastic tide
    As the construction sector looks to reduce its carbon emissions, there is one aspect that is often overlooked – plastic waste. Jack Wooler spoke to Phil Sutton, founder of Econpro, on the reasons why plastic has a key role in construction, and explores how it can also become part of a circular economy. See page 30…
  • More than just homes
    A new £6m Places for People ‘social community’ is being handed over in Salford that puts placemaking above profit. Jack Wooler reports. See page 26…
  • Finance, Insurance & Software: The Brexit factor
    Ben Lloyd of Pure Commercial Finance discusses how Brexit is impacting property developers. See page 35…
  • Insulation: 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 10th January set to introduce significant sustainability challenges. James Hulbert of Knauf Insulation looks at how housebuilders should respond in a time of changing guidelines. See page 38…
  • Interiors: Bathroom style statements
    John Brooks of Lecico discusses changing bathroom design trends, and the impact that TV and other influences have recently had on consumers’ demands. See page 41…
  • Structural Elements: Concrete and the circular economy
    Chris Stanley of the Concrete Block Association explains where concrete can fit into a circular economy, and thereby help to boost sustainable approaches to housebuilding. See page 49…

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