Innovative housing scheme gets green light from Planning

An innovative pilot scheme which will see the first modular homes built as part of Cardiff Council’s flagship housebuilding programme has been given the go-ahead by Planning Committee. The 100 per cent affordable housing project on Crofts Street in Plasnewydd... View Article

A hidden gem

An elegant new development for retirees has become a discreet addition to a Surrey town, offering elderly buyers both tailor-made housing and a sense of community. Jack Wooler spoke to Martin Brown from developer McCarthy & Stone on their approach... View Article

The value and opportunities within modular construction

Having gained considerable momentum over the past few years, modular construction makes up 60-70% of the offsite manufacturing sector and reduces build times by an impressive 50-60%. At the forefront of offsite approaches, volumetric modular methods have a remarkable impact... View Article

Putting roof tile sustainability first

Mark Parsons of Russell Roof Tiles explores why housebuilders and developers need to be working closely with roofing manufacturers to incorporate sustainable solutions on new-builds, in order to ensure they are attracting the current generation of homeowners. The housebuilding industry... View Article

Natural stone, ethically sourced

Matt Rob of the Stone Federation discusses the rising trend of buyers searching for ethically sourced natural stone, and the systems that are in place to prove the authenticity of such products. In 2015, The Modern Slavery Act was created... View Article

Kitchens that make sales

Andrew Story of Moores says tapping into kitchen trends can influence buyers’ decisions, and explores current trends from scandi retro to ‘slow living.’ When potential buyers step into a show home, they want to see their dream kitchen. Kitchen trends... View Article

The future is modular

It’s no secret that the UK is suffering from a housing crisis. Modular homes are seen as the answer. Modular homes are designed to be incredibly energy efficient – some costing just £1 per day to run – and efficient... View Article

Marley launches Safe in the Sun 2019

As the UK gets set for summer, roof systems manufacturer, Marley, is urging all outdoor construction workers to look after both their skin and eyes to reduce the damage caused by increased sun exposure. Latest figures from IOSH identified 1,700 people... View Article

Save the date: Decorex International 6 – 9 October 2019

Decorex International will make its debut at Olympia London this year, from the 6-9 October, marking an exciting new chapter in the show’s 42-year history. Offering a showcase of the very latest in high-end design, an exceptional speaking programme and... View Article

ISG top the contractors league table for July

Topping the Barbour ABI Top 50 contractor league table for July 2019 is ISG with nine contracts awarded valued at a total of £425 million. In second place is Wates Construction, moving up eight places with seven contract awards at... View Article

Eliminating risk through design

By Nick Atkinson, Director at Ambar Kelly According to HSE, falls continue to be the biggest cause of fatal injury in Britain’s workplaces. From 2017-18 data, 26% of workplace fatalities – about 37 per year – resulted from a fall... View Article

A digital future for housing management

Lee McDougall, Director at architecture and building consultancy practice AHR, discusses how housing estate management should turn towards data and digital modelling to drive efficiency and ensure high service standards are maintained. Registered social housing providers face three key pressures... View Article

A2Dominion builds 875 new homes

A2Dominion built 875 much-needed high-quality new homes across London and southern England in the last year, making it one of the UK’s top developing housing associations. Its completions for 2018/19 included 113 for affordable rent, 88 shared ownership, 24 social... View Article

Taylor Wimpey – half year results 2019

Pete Redfern, Chief Executive, commented: “We have made good progress in the first half against our long term strategy, underpinned by our continued commitment to our customers, build quality and employee engagement. We delivered a record sales rate in the... View Article