Newland Homes breaks new ground with zero carbon homes

Newland Homes has started work on its inaugural scheme of zero carbon houses in North Somerset, laying the groundwork for industry-leading homes which far exceed the current building regulations and play a key role in meeting the UK’s climate goals.... View Article

Castle Green breaks ground at Omega site

Building of 140 new homes has commenced at a site in Warrington, signalling the start of Castle Green Homes’ major push into Cheshire. The homebuilder’s new Willow Fields development is part of the Omega site, in Warrington, the largest mixed-use... View Article

UK Construction industry recovery gathering momentum

Glenigan’s June Construction Review shows reasons for cautious optimism across industry Overall outlook is positive, project-starts up 5% on Mar-May 2021, and up 49% on lockdown-disrupted 2020 The value of major projects starting on-site rose by 7% against previous three months... View Article

Smooth start, perfect finish

From Peter Wilson, Setcrete Brand Manager Specifying beautiful floorcoverings for a new property can transform the appearance of a room dramatically. Today there are so many options from traditional carpet to wood, ceramic and porcelain floor tiles and, increasingly, luxury... View Article

Biophilic Retail Experience by Lead8 Opens

Lead8, the international award-winning design firm, has celebrated the opening of The Ring in Chongqing; a ground-breaking ecological retail destination featuring one of China’s largest indoor botanic gardens. The development is a first-of-its-kind for the city – a place that... View Article

Designs taking flight

Eric Nicholls of Spiral UK explores the different options for feature staircases available to housebuilders and developers, detailing the benefits of each. Choosing a staircase sounds easy – after all a staircase has only one function – but why should... View Article

Raising the standard

Steve Cipriano of Vaillant examines the real-world impact of the 2025 Future Homes Standard for England’s housebuilders. The long-awaited publication of the UK Government’s response to the Future Homes Standard (FHS) consultation provided much needed clarity around the direction of... View Article

Controversy over plans to demolish Grenfell Tower

Government plans to demolish Grenfell Tower have been rejected by former tenants and the relatives of residents who lost their lives in the fire, who are putting forward their own plans to turn the building into a “vertical forest”. A... View Article