Bringing a sense of community

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Plaza Collection is a ‘community’ of over 700 units being created in Mill Hill, London, with its focal point a new landscaped plaza alongside extensive commercial space. Terence Luo, director at developer Poly UK, talks to Jack... View Article

A holistic approach to heating efficiency

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Ashley Cooper of WMS explains why underfloor heating is in the spotlight following new requirements in the Building Regulations, and how the housebuilders can benefit from taking a holistic approach to system design. Following enforcement of the... View Article

Tracing the golden thread in balcony design

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Nick Haughton of Sapphire Balconies discusses how the ‘golden thread’ concept can improve data in projects to benefit the design and delivery of balconies for multi-occupancy apartment buildings.  The ‘golden thread’ is a term used for an... View Article

West Fraser UK appoints new Sales Director

The new Sales Director for West Fraser, UK and Ireland, is Dom West (pictured). With an extensive career in key sales positions – most recently as Sales Director and interim VP at Aliaxis UK – Dom’s role will encompass managing the... View Article

Fibo launches free trial for social housing sector

Fibo, the leading manufacturer of tile-effect waterproof wall panels, is giving housing associations the chance to trial its wall panel system for FREE. For many years, tiles have been the go-to solution for bathroom installations and renovations, despite wall panels... View Article

Leas Pavilion, Folkestone / Hollaway Studio

Final pre-commencement approvals have been given to restore Folkestone’s historic Leas Pavilion as part of a stunning residential development overlooking the town’s seafront. With all pre-commencement approvals now in place, work to return the Grade II-listed building to its former... View Article

Multiboard meets BS 5385 guidance on tiling substrates

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Thanks to the continuing efforts of The Tiling Association (TTA), standards of training and workmanship across the industry have improved dramatically, while many specialist contractors and other building trades have made the switch to using high performance... View Article

Grenfell inquiry: New “massively significant” report released

The Fire Brigades Union has termed a new report to the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, released to the public today, “massively significant” evidence. The report (visible at https://www.grenfelltowerinquiry.org.uk/evidence/professor-luke-bisby), written by Professor Luke Bisby, a professor of fire and structures at Edinburgh University and an... View Article

ESG – Why doing the bare minimum is a business risk

The concept of ESG isn’t new. Discussion around how the construction industry can improve its environmental, social and governance factors has been gathering pace for some time now. But, do all organisations operating in this sector take it as seriously... View Article

Try before you buy – with West Fraser!

It’s easy to select the perfect panel for projects with West Fraser’s range of free samples When planning your job, whether a large-scale construction project or a small extension, it’s important to source the perfect panel products. West Fraser, formerly known... View Article

Reginox introduces innovative sink extender

Sales of undermount sinks have seen continuous year-on-year growth over the last 10 years. However, increasingly consumers are recognising that while they like the minimalist design of the sink, they miss the functionality of a drainer. As a result, Reginox... View Article

InstallerSHOW is back

InstallerSHOW is back from 21st to 23rd June and it’s bigger and better than ever this year in a new home at Birmingham’s NEC. InstallerSHOW will bring together over 300 exhibitors, 100 speakers and 10,000 visitors over the three days,... View Article