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

2020 Budget promises new money for housebuilding

New Chancellor Rishi Sunak has delivered his first Budget in the House of Commons, including an extension of the Affordable Homes Programme (AHP) and a £1bn fund to remove “unsafe cladding.” £12bn will be released with the new AHP settlement,... View Article

Safely does it…

From PJ Farr, founder of UK Connect Site safety is a primary concern for any housebuilder. A quick search through the websites of developers, both big and small, reveals various commitments to worker welfare and an assortment of badges showing... View Article

2020: The year of the block

From Chris Stanley, Housing Manager, Concrete Block Association As a new decade dawns upon us, I’m filled with a certain degree of cautious optimism. Of course, you have to take any new government’s pledges with a slight pinch of salt,... View Article

Designing for the future

By James Sketch, Country Manager UK, at KEUCO Britain’s homes are having to work harder and smarter than ever before. As our population ages, the demand for housing that makes life easier for the elderly and those that care for... View Article

Entries open for the 2020 Brick Awards

For its 44th year, the Brick Awards begins its search for the very best examples of brick architecture and craftsmanship in the UK’s built environment. This enduring and highly-respected awards programme invites entries from March 6 until early May, from... View Article

Green-tech up for Best Family Run Business Award

The UKs largest Landscape supplier, Green-tech has been shortlisted in the Harrogate Advertiser Excellence in Business Awards 2020 for the Best Family Run Award category. The Award Ceremony to announce the winners will be held on the 2nd April at... View Article