Construction SMEs are being left behind by off-site solutions

The House of Lords will debate the Science and Technology Committee’s report ”Off-site Manufacture in Construction: Building for Change” which, among other concerns, cites a need to improve the productivity of the industry. Lord Mair has said that the principal barrier to off-site... View Article

Light Projects and Wibre make a splash in the UK

London-based manufacturer, Light Projects, is delighted to announce it has formed a strategic partnership with German underwater lighting specialist, Wibre.  Wibre is a world leading manufacturer of underwater and exterior lighting fittings and is well known for its precision engineering... View Article

How to add smart value to homes

Paul Hilditch of Systemline explains how smart technology can add value to new build homes, revealing the key elements housebuilders and developers should consider when choosing products, and the challenges to address. Technology is rapidly advancing to meet consumer demand... View Article

Waterproofing your basement: what do you need to know?

Nicholas Donnithorne FLS FRES, UK Technical Services Manager, Rentokil Property Care Converting your basement or cellar into a liveable space could be a wise move in today’s property market. Halifax recently reported house price growth dropping to a five-year low, and... View Article

The efficiency checklist

When specifying heating systems, housebuilders need to take a variety of considerations into account to ensure that they can produce maximum efficiency returns from developments. Bill Jones of Potterton advises on best practice. The integration of an appropriate heating system... View Article

Warning signs as construction output flat-lines, says FMB

Rising costs and continued uncertainty over Brexit are to blame for the slight drop in construction output, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the construction output figures for October 2018, published by the Office for National Statistics, Sarah... View Article

Engineered wood holds the floor

Katherine Mathews of Kährs explores the benefits of engineered wood flooring, and the significant impact the right kind of flooring can have on a development. When designing and building a home, flooring is just one of many things to consider.... View Article

Orbit acquires Daventry site to build 450 new homes

Orbit, one of the country’s largest housing groups, has acquired a 95-acre site near Daventry, Northamptonshire, on which to build 450 new homes as well as providing community facilities and land for a new primary school. The new high-quality development... View Article

Hidden benefits

Paul Bailey of Grohe explores the many benefits that come from installing concealed bathroom systems in new developments. Trends in the marketplace show that the demand for concealed bathroom products is continuing to grow, and it seems the shower space... View Article

MOBIE announces powerhouse appointments to board

George Clarke’s vision for MOBIE – The Ministry of Building, Innovation and Education – has made monumental movement to securing the future of Britain’s housing industry with a series of stellar appointments for the organisation. The highly respected TV presenter... View Article

Windows worth their mettle

James Keeling-Heane of Senior Architectural Systems explains how developments in aluminium window systems can shed new light on cost-effective ways of ensuring energy performance targets are met. All properties lose heat through windows and doors, but the amount of energy... View Article

Tapping into history on the Thames waterfront

Situated on the banks of the Thames, Royal Arsenal Riverside is a £1.2bn regeneration scheme including historic building conversions, that will include over 5,000 homes on completion. Jack Wooler reports for Housebuilder & Developer on one of the major developments... View Article

Rising concerns

Small and medium-sized (SME) housebuilders are deeply concerned about rising costs and the impact this could have on their businesses in both the short and longer term. Small housebuilders are seeing costs increase not in just one or two areas,... View Article

World’s tallest modular towers set for Croydon

What are thought to be the world’s tallest modular residential towers are planned for a new build to rent project in Croydon, south London. The development at 101 George Street, Croydon, is funded by Greystar and will be built by... View Article

CALA Homes underway at Leith waterside scheme

Work has started on a 388 home development in Leith, Edinburgh, set to transform the long-term disused land. The Waterfront Plaza project by CALA Homes (East), located opposite Ocean Terminal shopping centre, will see the new homes created along with... View Article

Multi-generational homes for London

A project offering 72 new homes have been launched in Newington Green, north east London. A 50:50 joint venture (JV) between Hill and Hanover, the £25.7m development is the third JV to be announced by the partners, intended to create... View Article