First steps for community-led homes scheme

A council-backed project where community groups can bid to develop and manage their own affordable homes is holding its first workshop for local people looking to get involved. As part of the council’s wider drive to boost the borough’s housing... View Article

Putting community at the centre

Providing retirement homes alongside a multi-functional social hub, it is hoped that Debden Grange will become a ‘village within in a village’ for retirees in Essex. Jack Wooler spoke to Andrew Mills of developer Retirement Villages Group, to see how... View Article

JDP appoints new managing director

JDP have announced that Darran Rickards will take up the position of Managing Director of JDP with effect from April 1, 2019. Steve McLellan, who is currently Managing Director of JDP, will be moving to Tessenderlo Group with effect from... View Article

Futurebuild kicks into Action – Day 1 Highlights

With a firm focus on showcasing true innovation and tackling the biggest issues facing the industry head on, the first Futurebuild launched with a bang. Bringing together over 500 industry-leading brands and more than 600 inspiring speakers, the event opened... View Article

Blog: AI and VR in House Building

Technology is advancing at break-neck speed but so far, the construction industry has stayed relatively impervious to it. This is often put down to the very slim margins that developers work to which makes the investment in new technology seem... View Article

SuDS is not money down the drain

Brian Wilson of Tobermore explores how the changing climate is urgently increasing the need for sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS). Climate change is the talk of the moment, with consumers being encouraged to reduce and monitor their water consumption. Flooding... View Article

Senior picked for Berry Court residential scheme

Aluminium doors and windows from Senior Architectural Systems have been used to frame the views enjoyed by the residents of the new Berry Court private rental scheme in Bournemouth. Designed by Bright Space Architects, the new development of 113 high... View Article

Yeoman Rainguard Perfect for Old Chapel Cottage

Originally a Methodist Chapel built in 1841, now converted to a home, The Old Chapel Cottage boasts both charming traditional local architecture and stunning views over Nidderdale, an area of outstanding beauty in North Yorkshire. When the current owners, Mr... View Article

Maxtop launches next generation of its one-of-a-kind worktops

Unique modular quartz surface specialist, Maxtop Quartz, has revealed the next generation of its one-of-a-kind worktops, complete with a seamless finish, stylish 1.5mm bevelled edge and now including marble-effect finishes. Over the last 12 months the company has invested £2m... View Article

Giorgio: the name behind the perfect shower

Tissino’s new range of Giorgio shower trays and wall panels combines Italian-inspired good looks with exceptional, long-lasting performance An invigorating shower is an important part of the daily routine for many, a means of freshening up and enjoying some valuable... View Article

WW+P appointed to design PRS homes for Merton

Merantun Development Ltd. (MDL) has appointed Weston Williamson + Partners (WW+P) to lead the design, planning and delivery of private rented sector homes for East Merton.  The first phase of development will see the construction of approximately 77 new, high... View Article

Opening the envelope

Simon Wild of Formica group discusses how the application of cladding using traditional building methods has evolved, and explores the modern materials now on offer. Traditionally, housebuilding techniques in the UK relied upon the use of local materials typical of... View Article