Welsh Slate tops a sustainability exemplar

Roofing slates from Welsh Slate feature on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Nansledan development. As work continues at Nansledan – the Duchy of Cornwall’s award-winning 218-hectare mixed-use urban extension to Newquay – Welsh slates are continuing to make their mark. Hundreds... View Article

Get FIT in 2022

FIT Show has been compiled by the organisers for 2022 to bring “every link in the fenestration supply chain together under one roof” – for the first time in three years  FIT Show returns to the NEC Birmingham from 10-12... View Article

Aluminium: The best for balconies?

With combustible materials banned in the external walls of high-rise buildings, the industry has had to adjust to a new design environment, however as AliDeck’s Richard Izzard explains, it hasn’t always been a smooth transition for balconies. In the wake... View Article

New appointment for Kinedo

The Kinedo sales team is expanding with the appointment of James Day as Area Sales Manager – South. James joined in March 2022 – just in time for the start of the KBB Show, where he was able to connect... View Article

Wates Group wins prestigious Queen’s award for enterprise

Wates Group, one of the UK’s leading family-owned construction, residential development, and property services businesses, has won a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Sustainable Development category. This year’s win makes Wates the only construction company to have won... View Article

A healthy approach to 
indoor air quality

Stephan Lang of Daikin explains how ‘whole-building approaches’ to heating, ventilation and air conditioning  in new build homes can balance energy efficiency and the vital need to improve indoor air quality. New build homes must be built in compliance with... View Article

The levelling-up agenda

Neil Sanders of F. Ball and Co talks through the steps to ensuring a flawless finish when installing floorcoverings using Luxury Vinyl Tiles. The increasing quality and variety of Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVTs) and their suitability for a wide range... View Article

Cullen Gable Restraint Bracket for great housebuilding

The Gable Restraint Bracket system saves housebuilders time compared with traditional build methods and assures build quality. The ability to satisfy the industry’s needs by collaborating and making its construction partners part of the product development process is central to... View Article

The right cover

Dean Stritch of LABC Warranty describes what to look for when choosing a warranty provider for your development, including for MMC projects With a range of options on the market, how do housebuilders and developers choose the cover that is... View Article

An uncertain 

Patrick Mooney explores how contrasting news on planning approvals, new homes and public finances are providing a confused picture of the future housing market In many respects the housing market was remarkably unaffected by the Covid pandemic, with strong demand... View Article

Work begins at Westwood Park

Keepmoat Homes has officially started work on site at Westwood Park, Glenrothes, which kicks off the eight-year building programme to deliver 420 residential homes to the area. The range of two, three and four-bedroom houses have been designed to cater... View Article

A schooling in planning strategy

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Neal Allcock, partner at property consultant Carter Jonas Birmingham, discusses how strategic planning could help address the current shortfall in student accommodation being built across the UK. The shortage of student accommodation is well known. Recently we... View Article

Building greener homes safely

In the current climate, more businesses than ever are choosing to support the UK economy by purchasing homegrown products and brands. At West Fraser, formerly known as Norbord, all engineered wood panels are made in the UK and the company is... View Article