Grand Designs Live returns to London

On the 4th – 12th May 2019, London ExCeL will play host to Grand Designs Live; bringing the height of home and design innovation to London for the 14th year running. Proudly sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, the show will... View Article

Anchor Hanover Group created

Anchor Hanover, England’s largest provider of care and housing for older people, has been formed from the successful merger of Hanover Housing Association and Anchor Trust. With more than 60,000 homes across 1,700 locations supported by more than 9,000 colleagues,... View Article

MHCLG Grenfell update – LABC responds

Last week, in a written statement, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, James Brokenshire, updated the government’s response to the Grenfell tragedy. Among the announcements were amendments to the approved documents confirming what materials can be... View Article

BLANCO’s smooth ZIA sink portfolio

The ZIA sink range from BLANCO UK combines beauty and practicality. The modern design of the SILGRANIT® PuraDur® sink includes a deep spacious bowl, for reversible installation, and a draining board which is surrounded by an indented tap ledge to... View Article

LGA responds to combustible materials ban

Responding to the ban on combustible materials being used on high-rise buildings and powers for councils to make private buildings safer announced today, Lord Porter, Local Government Association Chairman, said: “The LGA has led calls for a ban on combustible... View Article

Delivering excellence with Willmott Dixon

For over 150 years, Willmott Dixon has been delivering projects that create long-term, positive legacies of social, environmental and economic benefits. Committed to ‘Building Lives Less Ordinary’, the company prides itself on its drive for continued improvement, which is why it has... View Article

Uplifting research

Nick Mellor of the Lift & Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) advises on the latest standards on lift safety, and looks at some of the developments driving innovative solutions in the market There have been many changes in the legislative background... View Article

Improving thermal performance with secondary glazing

Being more thermally efficient and wasting less energy has become very important, not only on an environmental level, but also economically. Secondary glazing is a well-established method of greatly improving insulation within existing buildings. As the leading specialist in secondary... View Article

A view to thrill

When Scottish housebuilders Ryce Ltd were looking for a high-quality glazing solution for Salisbury View – its latest development in East Edinburgh – REHAU’s Tritec profile was its trusted choice for large span windows and a modern finish to connect... View Article

Jury announced for second annual Royal Academy Architecture Awards

The Royal Academy of Arts has today announced the jury for the 2019 Royal Academy Architecture Awards. Chaired by Royal Academician and co-founder of Stanton Williams Alan Stanton, the jury will include artist Phyllida Barlow RA, Director of LSE Cities Ricky Burdett, broadcaster Kirsty... View Article

Your key to reducing height in a heated floor assembly

Once upon a time, the specification of a complete heated floor assembly meant numerous products, layers and processes. Then came Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-E-DUO… When the original DITRA-HEAT-E system was released in 2013, it was the first electric underfloor heating system of its... View Article