The outlook for glazing trends in 2022

LISTEN HERE 🔊 After some significant recent industry impacts including Covid and net zero targets, John McComb from Reynaers Aluminium uk looks at five key glazing specification trends and how it’s responding to them. During these undoubtedly uncertain times, it... View Article

Midlands contractor wins national award

Midlands-based contractor G F Tomlinson is celebrating after its recent project for Nottingham Trent University was crowned a winner at the national LABC Building Excellence Awards last week. The contractor, which has offices in Derby, Newark and Birmingham, saw its... View Article

Gleeson Homes to launch new development in Prees Heath

Gleeson Homes will provide 19 “affordable” homes at their new site, Brushwood Gardens, in Prees Heath, which will be ring fenced for local people to purchase at a discounted rate of 20% below current market value. Brushwood Gardens will be... View Article

New home registrations increase by a quarter

New home registrations showed a year-on-year increase of 25 per cent to 153,339 for 2021, according to the National House Building Council, NHBC. The sector saw a significant rebound following 2020’s eight-year-low of 122,935 registrations. New home completions also showed... View Article

Construction industry output update: Assetz CEO comment

Commenting on the latest construction industry output update from the ONS, Stuart Law, CEO of the Assetz group, said: “While today’s figures show huge potential in the housing market, given complex structural issues including rising costs, shortages of raw materials... View Article

CIOB welcomes new housing minister in reshuffle

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has welcomed the new Housing Minister following today’s government reshuffle, the Rt Hon Stuart Andrew MP. Eddie Tuttle, director of Policy, External Affairs and Research at CIOB, said: “CIOB looks forward to working with... View Article

New Housing Minister announced in reshuffle

Stuart Andrew has been appointed Housing Minister in the recent Cabinet reshuffle, replacing Cristopher Pincher. As MP for Pudsey, Horsforth and Aireborough, Andrew previously held the roles of Deputy Chief Whip, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of... View Article

Golding Homes awarded SHIFT Silver Standard for sustainability

Golding Homes has received a Sustainable Homes Index For Tomorrow (SHIFT) 2021 silver award.  SHIFT is the sustainability standard for the housing sector. The accreditation assesses the environmental footprint of an organisation, recognising projects and achievements that have made an... View Article

Home counties overturn plans for new housing on green fields

A swathe of councils could follow two Hertfordshire authorities who rejected their local plans in the wake of the government’s decision to reverse proposed planning reform. The construction industry fears Conservative-run Hertsmere and Welwyn Hatfield borough councils’ move to revise their... View Article

Pocket Living secures permission for 139 homes on Old Kent Road

Innovative affordable housing developer Pocket Living has secured a resolution to grant planning permission from Southwark Council for two new developments in the Old Kent Road Opportunity Area. As two linked planning applications, the two schemes, Ossory Road and Credon House, will... View Article