The go-to guide for natural stone paving

One of the UK’s leading independent natural stone suppliers Natural Paving Products (UK) Ltd has created a highly detailed resource for merchants, specifiers, homeowners and installers wanting to know more about natural stone paving including technical information, laying guides, aftercare and... View Article

GGF looks forward to Materials 2017 exhibition

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is excited to announce it is an official event partner for Materials 2017, a brand new conference and exhibition focused entirely on cutting edge material solutions for architecture, construction and design. A wide range... View Article

Materials 2017 Podcast #1

The first installment in the podcast press release series for Materials 2017 – the new conference and exhibition focused entirely on materials for architecture, construction, and design – produced by media partner BusinessNet... View Article

Construction skills shortage gets worse, warns FMB

The skills shortage in the construction industry has got worse and has now spread beyond bricklayers and carpenters to other key trades, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The FMB’s State of Trade Survey... View Article

Elmhurst Energy welcomes publication of the Bonfield Report

Energy performance measurement specialists Elmhurst Energy has welcomed the publication of the long-awaited “Each Home Matters” report by Peter Bonfield, but has expressed disappointment at some omissions. Despite having the scope of reviewing ‘Consumer Advice, Protection, Standards and Enforcement for... View Article

Tackling staircase challenges

Nick Bligh of JELD-WEN discusses how involving manufacturers at the early planning stages of a project can make all the difference in ensuring a smooth delivery of a structurally sound staircase. Stairs can be viewed as a complicated element of... View Article

Traditional style meets modern standards

Tony Wereszczynski of Marley Alutec explains how to achieve the right balance in rainwater and eaves specification when dealing with heritage-style properties. Heritage-style buildings can pose challenges for developers, especially when they are tasked with finding the balance between traditional... View Article

Ignoring heat network metering is an expensive mistake

Cost-cutting on heat metering at the installation stage can be a false economy, but there are ways to avoid the pitfalls, as Anthony Coates-Smith of Insite Energy explains. When housebuilders and developers strive to minimise initial construction costs, they can... View Article

Making an entrance

Patrick Dean of Door-Stop explores the wealth of safe and secure options available to housebuilders looking to make the right entrance. When it comes to specifying a front door for a property, it can seem there is no end of... View Article

A solution to the productivity problem

Sharing knowledge across the supply chain and driving innovation is vital to boost the construction industry’s productivity and meet the UK’s housing needs, says Neil Ash of Siniat UK. The construction industry is suffering from a productivity crisis. Only last... View Article

Autumn Statement comment: Policy must drive change

Statements from the Chancellor of the Exchequer aren’t always cause for celebration, but this one has left us feeling cautiously optimistic. Chris Coxon, Head of Marketing at Eurocell, takes a view. Wrapped up as the National Productivity Investment Fund –... View Article