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Pegasus Group secure consent for 64 homes on appeal

Outline planning permission for an additional 64 new homes on a previously approved residential development has been secured on appeal. National consultancy Pegasus Group, on behalf of W.H. Kerkham, won approval on appeal from the Borough Council of Kings Lynn... View Article

Frontier Pitts launches LPS1175 Platinum gate range

As the Market Leader of perimeter security equipment, Frontier Pitts are constantly identifying the ever-changing security threats and have now further developed their Automatic High Security Gate portfolio to provide an Intruder Resistant “Platinum” range successfully proven to resist attack... View Article

Turning floods into an asset

Management of and protection from localised flooding is a rising concern for housebuilders, but suds and flood control doesn’t have to be only about moving water to safety. Sean Robinson of Polypipe argues that new housing estates provide the perfect... View Article

A new high for Hounslow

As part of a large-scale regeneration project for Hounslow Town Centre, a major new mixed-used scheme from Barratt is in the works, which will bring over 500 private and affordable homes to West London. Jack Wooler reports. Arranged around a... View Article

Financial freedoms

Patrick Mooney, housing consultant and news editor of Housing Management & Maintenance, reports on how councils are saying the new social housing Green Paper doesn’t go far enough. The pressures imposed by tight pursestrings have been very evident in recent... View Article

Surveying the industry

Brian Berry, chief executive of the FMB, explains the company’s annual House Builders’ Survey, and explores what the Government could do to alleviate the issues found. Most policy makers in central and local government now accept that we will struggle... View Article

From the editor

The Government’s Green Paper on social housing admits Grenfell “shook public trust in the wider system of fire safety” but does little to tackle the issue of accountability – essentially, ‘who’s responsible’? A few pages on informing residents on safety... View Article

The rise and rise of concrete facing bricks

Craig Mcbride of Tobermore tracks the rise in popularity of concrete facing bricks, explaining how they satisfy the needs of housebuilders facing unprecedented demand across the Uk. We all remember the story of the Three Little Pigs from childhood. When... View Article

Protecting Water Quality

James Roper, Infrastructure Segment Manager for GPS PE Pipe Systems, discusses the complexities around installing barrier pipe within contaminated land With increasingly more brownfield sites being redeveloped to allow a greater volume of housing to be constructed, reliable pipelines are... View Article

Clean and hygienic paint solutions from Crown Trade

As well as providing colour, paint should also provide protection which is why leading paint brand Crown Trade has extended its Clean Extreme range to offer specifiers a trio of high performance products to help combat the common problems of... View Article

Simpson expands range with masonry reinforcement and render mesh

Introducing the latest product offering by leading construction connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie; masonry reinforcement and render mesh solutions for timber and masonry construction: Bricktor® for crack control reinforcement Brickforce® for structural reinforced masonry applications Bricktie® – developed to overcome the... View Article

Visqueen provides radon protection for local community centre

The development of a local community centre and all-weather football pitches at Mossedge Village, in Linwood, Scotland has welcomed the donation of Visqueen Radon Membrane from the company in conjunction with Grayson Building Products. The development is the result of... View Article

Solid housing market in Scotland and Northern Ireland

Amidst varying reports on national house prices this summer, the August 2018 RICS Residential Market survey continues to show a diverse regional picture with the market solid in many parts of the country. While London, parts of the wider South... View Article
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