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

Five common mistakes budding property developers commit

Real estate development is not the most beginner-friendly field. However, many developers start on small projects and learn from there. Still, many commit some crucial mistakes that could put them in debt for years to come, or lead to severe... View Article

Ecodesign Stoves and the Clean Air Strategy

2019 Clean Air Strategy In January 2019 the UK government published its Clean Air Strategy in which it stated that that the “increase in burning solid fuels (wood and coal) in our homes (domestic burning) is having an impact on... View Article

Removing the barriers to progress

Click here to listen. Richard Harral of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) discusses how the ongoing Part L consultation is the clear way forward to genuine carbon reductions, including closing the performance gap. For all those of us... View Article

Where was housing during the election?

Click here to listen. Brian Berry of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) highlights the lack of focus on housing during the recent election campaigns, and explores what the new Government can do to aid the sector going forward. After... View Article

From the editor

Click here to listen Berkeley Group’s recent results announcement would seem to show some fairly sobering truths for the housebuilding sector, particularly in London where the group is largely active. However in fact, they did not come as a surprise... View Article

How to make the most of a small kitchen

Despite it being one of the most frequented rooms in the house, the majority of us are not overly blessed in the kitchen space department. Luckily, there are several things we can do in order to make the most of... View Article

The SME Case for Self-Build

Brian Berry of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), explores how and why Government policy designed to aid self-builders can actually help SME housebuilders too. When discussing how to support small- and medium-sized housebuilders (SME), one area that is often... View Article

New build bathroom trends that are here to stay

Design trends come and go, but for those who’d like to take a pulse of what’s now and next, taking a look at what housebuilders are offering within new build homes gives a good indicator of what’s in demand. From... View Article

What you need to know about renting a dumpster

There will come a time in everyone’s life when you will need to rent a dumpster. Whether you are doing a clearout of your home; are doing some renovations or are moving site then you could benefit from renting a... View Article

How many complaints are there really in the construction sector?

The National Federation of Builders (NFB), which represents the broadest range of building and contracting businesses across England and Wales, is questioning the newly proposed licensing scheme targeted at tackling shoddy building work or poor business practice. The construction sector... View Article