One step ahead

Lee Hunt of Canal architectural explains how housebuilders and specifiers can get one step ahead with the latest staircase trends. Staircase design, as with all interior design, is constantly evolving, and new design trends are continually emerging. The staircase is... View Article

Golding Homes secures £100m facility from Lloyds Bank

One of the South East’s largest housing associations has secured a £100million revolving credit facility from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, to help fund its development pipeline of more than 2,000 new homes between now and 2025. Golding Homes owns and... View Article

A breath of fresh air

Vent-Axia’s Jordan Lilford explains the challenges the Government’s Clean Air Strategy presents for housebuilders, as well as looking at potential solutions. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is increasingly important following a raft of research that has pointed to the potential health... View Article

Eight former Staffordshire police properties now on market

With eight former Staffordshire Police premises going on sale, property developers and occupiers are presented with the unique opportunity to acquire one or more of the properties. Strategic property consultancy Jon Flowith & Partners has been instructed to market the eight buildings,... View Article

Construction pay soars as brexodus skills shortage bites

Asking salaries in the construction industry are rising – despite Brexit uncertainty. Research from specialist recruiter Randstad Construction, Property & Engineering into almost 6,800 permanent placed construction jobs shows salaries across the sector rose 9% in the 12 months to... View Article

Seven equipment maintenance tips for construction companies

Maintaining and purchasing equipment represents a significant ongoing expense for the majority of construction companies, which rely on specialised tools and processes. However, whether you’re a small contractor or the manager of a large construction firm, there are usually ways... View Article

Plans approved that shape future of Ebbsfleet Garden City

Important plans which will define one of the largest areas of Ebbsfleet Garden City have been approved. Ebbsfleet Development Corporation’s Planning Committee approved masterplans and design codes for the villages of Ashmere and Alkerden. Up to 4,600  homes will be... View Article

Brothers scoop coveted quality awards for family housebuilder

Luxury housebuilders Mactaggart & Mickel are celebrating their latest awards success, after four of their site managers were recognised this week with NHBC ‘Pride in the Job’ Quality Awards – a highly-coveted national accolade for building site managers. Paul Starritt,... View Article

Hot stuff

John Gittens Business Development Director from Maincor looks at how underfloor heating can raise the stakes for developers looking to create a luxurious finish that will have potential homebuyers hot footing it to the sales office, and the systems available... View Article

Lending is fit and well. How are you?

Stephen O’Brien of Wolsey explores the role of SME housebuilders in meeting the Government’s housing targets, and how specialist lenders can aid this process. More homes were delivered to the market last year than in all but one of the... View Article

Acoustic Glass – A sound investment?

Tom Wright of George Barnsdale explains the difference between acoustic glass varieties, and provides examples of where increased investment is worth it. Increasingly, window manufacturers are being asked by developers and specifiers about the acoustic performance of windows and doors.... View Article