Simpson Strong-Tie’s fastener range goes premium

Introducing the brand new Premium Fasteners range by leading construction manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie; featuring superior strength nails and screws to cover almost every application and showcased in the newly released Premium Fasteners Catalogue. Europe’s leading range of superior nails and... View Article

Kaldewei Cayono bath

The Cayono bath from Kaldewei packs a punch with compact dimensions starting from 150cm length and a very attractive price point. The clever design features space-saving outer dimensions with a generous interior with steep sides. The flat base allows safe footing for... View Article

RWC COVID-19 Response

With the steadily increasing incidence of the COVID-19 virus in the UK and beyond, RWC is closely monitoring the situation and evaluating the impact it will have on our employees, customers, operations and supply chain. We are closely following governmental... View Article

Latest Wembley success for the Schöck Isokob

The massive Wembley Park regeneration project continues apace. And one of the latest completions is The Alameda. It comprises 10-storey and 15-storey, blocks providing 340 new residential apartments with cafes and restaurants planned at ground level. The slide-on balconies are... View Article

Lifeline for ChildLine

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has stepped into help leading children’s charity, ChildLine, with extra funds to help it through the Covid-19 pandemic. The charity, which supports some 800 young people each day, needed an urgent cash injection... View Article

Signs that you should invest in property this year

Some people are keen to invest in property, while others need a bit of a push to realise just how lucrative this kind of investment can be. Property investment is sometimes a little more complicated than other kinds of investments,... View Article

The hottest trends

LISTEN HERE Steve Birch of Vogue (UK) explores the latest bathroom heating trends for 2020. The desire for versatile, energy-efficient solutions in the home has given the industry the opportunity to create new designs which are lightweight, non-polluting, durable and... View Article

An ‘I’ on innovation

LISTEN HERE Angus Macfarlane of James Jones & Sons discusses the increasing popularity of I-joists, and their inherent economic, technical and environmental benefits for addressing the current challenges the housebuilding industry faces. With the Government’s promise to build 300,000 new... View Article

Decking – do your homework

LISTEN HERE Sarah Francis of Arbor Forest Products gives an insight into how to spot quality decking products – both in terms of timber and composite options. Despite our changeable weather, we Brits are a nation of garden-lovers: even if... View Article

The multi-generational living opportunity

LISTEN HERE The growing trend of multiple generations living together in one house offers a whole new market for housebuilders – they just need to consider age-inclusive and flexible design options, says David Schill of Aritco Lifts. Much has been... View Article

An opportunity our industry MUST take

With an open Government-led consultation to review the ban on the use of combustible materials in and on the external walls of buildings, Paul Richards, Managing Director of Aquarian Cladding Systems, discusses why a balanced explanation is needed to enable... View Article

Hörmann UK specified for standout Sunderland Eco Homes

Since 1983, Building Design Northern Ltd (BDN) has been providing the North East and surrounding regions with architectural, structural engineering and project management services that push the boundaries in sustainability, innovation and aesthetics. One of its most recent residential developments,... View Article

Knight Frank releases outlook for UK housing market

Global property consultancy, Knight Frank, has revised its short-term forecast for the UK’s property market. Based on the assumption that the current lockdown will remain in place through April and May, with a gradual lifting through June, the firm is predicting... View Article