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Five reasons why you should consider home improvements

In today’s market, there’s just as much emphasis on home improvement as there is purchasing a property. Homeowners across the world are now spending more money, more frequently on home improvements, in an attempt to add some extra class to... View Article

Go ‘au naturale’ in 2017 with natural fibre carpets

Natural carpets are considered to be the next big trend in the flooring world. There is currently a wide range of beautiful, natural flooring products on the market that are purely made up of contemporary plant-based fibres. But aren’t natural... View Article

Taylor Wimpey invests in employees

Leading housebuilder Taylor Wimpey is helping its production staff across the UK to further their careers thanks to an exciting training programme. The Production Academy is a structured learning and development programme, aligned to job levels and career paths, which... View Article

Electric log books loom for UK homes

Homeowners will publish electronic log books containing a detailed history of all maintenance and improvements before their house goes on the market, under industry plans unveiled this week. The proposals, released by the trade body for the conveyancing industry, will... View Article

Pupils building better futures with Barratt Homes

Edinburgh high school pupils have been learning about roles in construction thanks to a new initiative with Scotland’s leading housebuilder. Pupils from Portobello High School were joined by Barratt Homes last week to take part in an interactive session which... View Article

Aralia wins APL award ‘Designer of the Year’ 2017

Aralia are delighted to announce we have been awarded  ‘Designer of the Year’ by APL 2017. The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) comprises accredited landscape companies who design, build and maintain gardens throughout the UK. The rigorous inspection process to join... View Article

Fire door code of practice revised

BSI, the business standards company, has revised BS 8214 Code of practice for fire door assemblies. The updated standard gives recommendations for the specification, installation and maintenance of timber-based fire doors. BS 8214 now includes updated guidance associated with the... View Article

Modular Construction: The Future for Housing?

Liz Brown, Associate at Pozzoni Architecture, considers whether modular construction can provide a solution for the UK housing crisis. Our broken housing market is one of the greatest barriers to progress in Britain today. “Whether buying or renting, the fact is, that housing... View Article

Inland Homes secures permissions for over 1,200 homes

Inland Homes, the brownfield regeneration specialist and housebuilder with a focus on the South and South East of England, has secured planning permission to develop 239 residential units and 15,845 sq ft of commercial space at its Lily’s Walk site... View Article

Build your way to a green home

More than one house every minute will need to be refurbished in the UK by 2050, a recent survey claims. The authors of a report to Parliament advise that 25 million existing homes will not meet the insulation standards required... View Article

Inspiring stories

The UK currently has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at less than ten per cent. When we consider Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus are leading the way with nearly 30 per cent, it’s time for the nation... View Article
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