The ins and outs of air pollution

Paul Williams from Domus Ventilation says that indoor air pollution needs to be taken more seriously, and proposes measures for addressing it. In 2021, the UK was found guilty by the European Court of Justice of “systematically and persistently” breaching... View Article

Building genuinely affordable homes

Patrick Mooney, housing consultant and news editor of Housing, Management and Maintenance magazine discusses why levelling up requires more genuinely affordable homes, including homes for social rent. There are approximately 24 million households in England, and a surprisingly high number... View Article

Playing our part in levelling up

Brian Berry of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) discusses why the government should be harnessing the power of SME housebuilders to achieve ‘levelling up.’ The industry closed out last year on a relative high with workloads doing well, despite... View Article

Historic achievement

Excavations prior to a much anticipated development in Cambridgeshire have unearthed a rich history, including Bronze Age skeletons and pottery. Council partnered developer This Land explains the benefits of this major scheme to Jack Wooler. A large-scale new development is... View Article

Cala Homes (Thames) launches first urban wildlife strategy

Cala Homes Thames has launched its Urban Wildlife Strategy, which outlines its intention to incorporate biodiversity improvement measures into every new home in the region. A 2021 study estimated that the UK has lost almost half of its native biodiversity.... View Article

A heart of oak

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Already in receipt of several awards, Hornsey Rise in Leicestershire was developed to meet strong demand for luxury detached homes with a more ‘intimate’ community feel. Lee Harris of developer Springbourne Homes explains to Jack Wooler how... View Article

Back to the Futurebuild

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Futurebuild, the event that’s championed a sustainable built environment for the past 16 years, is back. Taking place from 1-3 March at excel, the event will connect specifiers, decision makers and ‘disruptors’ with major brands and start-ups... View Article

Frugal fires

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Not only do fires and stoves provide a luxurious traditional aesthetic, but they can now also achieve high levels of energy efficiency. Annabelle Carvell of Stovax gives the argument for why they should be high on developers’... View Article

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