Bathroom of the future

The ageing population, along with the number of older people choosing to stay in their own homes for financial reasons, means that the bathroom of the future must be able to cater to a wide range of needs. Here, Chris... View Article

Major city living development unveiled at MIPIM

Ambitious plans for a major multi-million-pound city living development at the heart of City of Wolverhampton have today been announced at MIPIM. The Brewers Yard scheme is proposed for ten acres of brownfield land neighbouring University of Wolverhampton’s Springfield Campus.... View Article

More costs and more delays will hamper house building, warns FMB

New biodiversity measures will result in more costs and more delays for the nation’s small and medium-sized (SME) house builders, worsening the housing crisis, warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Responding to today’s Spring Statement, Brian Berry, Chief Executive... View Article

Senses working overtime

With wellbeing becoming one of the fastest growing priorities in modern life, housebuilders have an increasingly important role to play in exploring the significance of multi-sensory design in the bathroom and how to achieve it. Here, Sophie Weston, channel marketing... View Article

Construction new orders decline signals weakness in 2019

Data from the ONS, published today, shows that construction output rose 2.7% in January, but was 0.6% lower on a three-month basis, owing to weakness in three of the largest sectors of activity during the period: private housing, commercial and... View Article

BLANCO appoints new Marketing Manager

BLANCO UK has appointed John Robinson as Marketing Manager to take over the reins of the UK marketing and communications strategy. John joined BLANCO from Bathstore where he headed up the Marketing and Communication team for nearly five years, before... View Article

Double success for SE Controls apprentices

Two apprentices at Lichfield based smoke control environmental ventilation and façade engineering specialist, SE Controls, have become the first to complete the company’s engineering apprenticeship programme, after four years of combined theoretical study and practical experience. Bradley Stansbie, aged 21... View Article

International Women’s Day | Modular developer commentary

Comment from Helen Charlesworth, Head of HR at ilke Homes: “As one of the UK’s leading modular housebuilders, ilke Homes is committed to championing diversity and addressing the skills shortage within the construction industry. As an emerging sector, modular housebuilding... View Article

County housebuilder experiences positive start to 2019

Midlands-based housebuilder Davidsons Homes is reporting a very positive start to 2019 with property sales exceeding the company’s targets. Some media outlets have reported uncertainty in the UK housing market. But Davidsons Homes, which has successful developments throughout the East,... View Article