New Government data backs CPRE Green Belt figures

An analysis of the new Government data released today (4 October) by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shows that since 2012 almost 10,000 hectares of Green Belt land have been released from ‘protected’ Green Belt boundaries by local... View Article

NFB: Government to reduce the human cost of late payment

The Government’s announcement of measures to tackle late payment will help the 74% of construction companies that have almost gone into liquidation because of the practice. The package of measures unveiled by the Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst will also... View Article

May removes council borrowing cap

The borrowing cap for local councils to build new housing is set to be scrapped, potentially opening up billions of pounds of funding for new council housebuilding schemes. In a move that has been long called for by many in... View Article

Building thin air – considerations when looking upwards

As London faces a chronic housing and land shortage, ‘air space’ or ‘air rights’ developments above existing buildings provide an innovative way of unlocking potential to deliver much needed housing in dense areas. In many instances, the freeholder and developer... View Article

Government announces ban on combustible cladding

The Government is set to ban the use of combustible materials on the outside of all new build high-rise buildings, hospitals, care homes and student accommodation. Following a consultation on last year’s Grenfell Tower tragedy, James Brokenshire, housing secretary, told... View Article

UK Passivhaus reaches 1000

The Passivhaus Trust is delighted to announce that the number of certified Passivhaus units in the UK has topped 1000 – with at least as many again in the pipeline. The Trust is UK affiliate of the Passivhaus Institute, and was established just... View Article

Top awards for Cornish prestige housebuilder

A premium housebuilder in Cornwall is celebrating after clinching two prestigious national awards. Legacy Properties has won UK Property Awards for the best apartment and best residential development for Fistral House, its exclusive collection of ten luxury apartments and flagship penthouses... View Article

48 Hours Left to Submit for 2019 CTBUH Awards Program

Deadline in 48 Hours, by 30 September Submissions are due in just two days, by 30 September, for the 2019 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Awards Program. Major changes have been implemented this year to make the... View Article

ASFP welcomes launch of RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is pleased to announce that the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched a consultation on a new RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety. The document represents the culmination of work... View Article

ASFP welcomes launch of RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) is pleased to announce that the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has launched a consultation on a new RIBA Plan of Work for Fire Safety. The document represents the culmination of work... View Article

Uplift in London new home growth, reports NHBC

More than 13,700 new homes were registered to be built in the UK during August, according to the latest NHBC registration figures, with strong growth in London. 13,713 new homes were registered in August 2018, a 1% increase on the... View Article

SME constructors are ready made role models

How can we tackle the construction skills crisis if we don’t recognise and enable our industry role models? During the “Building the Next Generation: skills, diversity and the built environment” event – hosted by The Royal Institute of British Architects... View Article

Report reveals housing key for living well with dementia

A ground-breaking report published by the Alzheimer Scotland Centre for Policy and Practice at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) into the role housing plays in supporting people affected by dementia is being welcomed at a Scottish Parliament... View Article