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Housing benefits

Alternative ground engineering solutions, such as those incorporating geogrids, can play a vital part in meeting the UK’s future housing needs. Jonathan Cook of Tensar explains. The UK Government is committed to building hundreds of thousands of homes a year... View Article

Crittall windows feature in latest RIBA awards

A showpiece re-use of a former London retail store in which new Crittall windows and doors are a key feature has won two major architectural awards. The Department Store in Brixton now serves as the magnificent headquarters of architects Squire... View Article

How to keep your home cool during the heatwave

With the weather staying consistently hot for the longest time since 2013, Jason Orme and Julia Kendell, property experts for The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show (21-23 September, ExCeL, London; www.homebuildingshow.co.uk/london), provide their advice on how to keep your home cool. Jason... View Article

Countryside Properties announces inclusion on FTSE4Good Index

 Countryside, a leading UK home builder specialising in place making and urban regeneration, is proud to announce its inclusion on the FTSE4Good Index following an independent assessment. FTSE Russell (the trading name of FTSE International Limited and Frank Russell Company)... View Article

Springfield Properties trading update

Springfield Properties (AIM: SPR), a leading housebuilder in Scotland offering private and affordable housing, is pleased to provide the following update on trading for the year to 31 May 2018, ahead of announcing its full year results on 18 September... View Article

Jewson 2018 Trade Heroes announced

Builders’ merchant, Jewson, has awarded five Trade Heroes and 32 regional projects from across Britain a share of a £250,000 prize fund as part of its Building Better Communities competition. The top winner of this year’s Trade Hero category, Stephen... View Article

Regional property markets race to catch the capital

The latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index projects a narrowing of the property price gap between London and the UK’s other cities over the next year or two. For investors, the choice is clear – regional cities are the... View Article

Nine in 10 councils breach rules on payment practices

Findings emerge on six month anniversary of collapse of Carillion Almost nine in 10 (89 per cent) local authorities are not monitoring if their supply chain is getting paid within 30 days for construction work, according to data obtained by ECA and BESA. The... View Article

A revolution in mechanical smoke ventilation: the Es-SHEV pod system

Smoke ventilation systems today require sophisticated control mechanisms and integration with highly complex building management infrastructure. Whitesales have launched their latest innovation in mechanical smoke control which combines exceptional performance with outstanding aesthetics. The Es-SHEV Mechanical Pod is a modular... View Article

Getting compliance in basement projects

The UK continues to experience a boom in residential and commercial basement construction, with land in limited supply. Nik Ullfors of Visqueen looks at how to waterproof correctly to ensure compliance with the latest regulations Any discussion of living in... View Article
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