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

Alternative solutions

The skills shortage has been the topic of great discussion within the construction industry for many months, with factors such as Brexit and the difficulties in attracting young recruits often thought to blame for the effect on our country’s construction... View Article

Lacking necessary bite

From David Bowen, Founder, Logicor Building regulations, the fundamental tools which help us building better, safer and more efficient homes, are undergoing a significant change. About time too. For too long they have not kept pace with changing practices and... View Article

How insulation can make or break a ground floor

Poorly specified and installed insulation can have a detrimental impact on ground floors. Rob Firman, Technical and Specification Manager at Polyfoam XPS explains the risks, and how different insulation types can affect performance. When constructing ground floors in residential properties,... View Article

Britain’s builders need immediate Government help, warns FMB

Small and medium-sized construction building companies need urgent and immediate additional support from the Government to prevent wide-scale insolvencies and job losses, said the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in a letter sent today to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy... View Article

RTPI applauds world-class ambitions for planning

Government plans to put good design and place-making at the heart of a reformed planning system have been welcomed by the Royal Town Planning Institute. Speaking in Parliament, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick said that the new system would champion tree-lined... View Article