Crest Nicholson acquires new site in Hailsham, East Sussex

Award-winning housebuilder Crest Nicholson has purchased a new site in Hailsham via Gleeson Land, as it looks to deliver much needed, high-quality new homes in the region. The 37-acre site has outline planning permission for the development of 200 homes, of... View Article

OMNIE adds AL HEX heat diffuser technology to UFH systems

OMNIE, the award-winning UK underfloor heating specialist, will be incorporating the advanced AL HEX aluminium diffuser technology on all its foiled underfloor heating systems, as standard, with immediate effect. The patented AL HEX foil, with its trademark hexagonal patten, increases... View Article

Cameron Homes set to unveil its new energy efficient offering

Midlands-based homebuilder, Cameron Homes is set to unveil its new energy efficient home at its Lawnswood development situated near to the picturesque Staffordshire village of Tatenhill. The new Sustainable Living at Lawnswood information hub and show homes will launch on... View Article

Housebuilding is still a struggle

LISTEN HERE Brian Berry, CEO of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), discusses the latest data from the FMB’s State of Trade Survey and finds few reasons to cheer As you will be aware, for too long we have not... View Article

The brave new world of low carbon retrofit

LISTEN HERE A large-scale retrofit project to bring energy efficiency of social housing across Northumberland and County Durham up to a C rating saw a housing association deploying robots to upgrade homes with minimal disruption. James Parker reports. The Socal... View Article

Shaping the future of buildings & decarbonisation

LISTEN HERE Installer SHOW – the UK’s largest event for influential installers and specifiers of heat, water, air and energy technology – will discover one of the biggest challenges on the road to net zero, the tools and solutions for... View Article

Opening up the black box on Part F and ventilation

LISTEN HERE Following the changes to Part F and Part L of the Building Regulations, housebuilders have been set the challenge of balancing carbon emissions with sufficient airflow to keep homes healthy. The importance of ventilation to health and wellbeing... View Article

Biodiversity Net Gain – Changing hearts and minds

Meadfleet’s Operations Director, Samantha Hursey, comments on the need to engage customers in new biodiversity regulations: The Environment Act 2021 required that all future developments produce at least a 10% uplift in biodiversity which will become mandatory in November this... View Article

JACKOBOARD® embraces flower power!

JACKOBOARD®, the market-leading brand of construction boards and tiling backerboards from BEWI, has helped notch up a major win at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Working with the multi-award winning G.K. Wilson Landscape Services led by Company Director Gareth Wilson,... View Article

ROCKWOOL SoundPro is here

ROCKWOOL SoundPro is a new guide to support specifiers in designing acoustic insulation into education and residential buildings. The guide will help you to: Understand the importance of good acoustic design Learn how to enhance the acoustic capabilities of building... View Article

Bargate Homes wins two premier guarantee national awards

Bargate Homes has been awarded Premier Guarantee’s National Excellence Award for Development of the Year for its flagship £128m Rivercross scheme in Warsash, Hampshire, as well as the highly coveted Developer of the Year. The Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards recognise... View Article