CIOB Welcomes Government Proposals On Building Safety

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has welcomed the Government’s draft Building Safety Bill, which outlines the first comprehensive reform of building safety regulations since their introduction under the 1984 Building Act. There is likely to be substantive change across... View Article

100% affordable scheme in Ealing sold by MHA London

MHA London has today announced the sale of the former Goldsmith Arms on East Acton Lane, Ealing. The transaction took place despite disruption in recent months caused by the impact of Covid-19. Following approval of the development proposals in January 2020, this site will be redeveloped by a Housing Trust to provide significant benefits to the local community.   The mixed-use, residential-led scheme will deliver 100% affordable... View Article

SAP 10.1 Changes the Heating Industry

From Ross Harrold, Marketing & PR, Electric Heating Company A large challenge faced by the Heating Industry was the methodology for SAP 2012, which was written six years ago. SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure) is the methodology used to determine a... View Article

Avant Homes development set to move forward in Seaburn

Plans to build a community of stunning seaside homes have moved one step closer, after Avant Homes exchanged contracts on the purchase of land, as part of Sunderland City Council’s Seafront Regeneration Strategy. The North East housebuilder was granted planning... View Article

Planning permission vital to protect vulnerable people, says RTPI

Plans by the government, announced this morning, extending controversial new ‘rights’ to alter or replace buildings without the need for planning permission risk adding to the country’s already prevalent health and societal inequalities, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has... View Article

Adapting to change

Though the construction industry is now back on site, Covid-19 has not left it unscarred. AO.com managing director Anthony Sant speaks to netMAGmedia’s Jack Wooler on how the virus has brought supply to the fore, and what the company has... View Article

A sticking plaster for construction’s recovery

James Parker looks at what the Chancellor’s Summer Statement means for construction Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s recent summer statement had the no-nonsense title of ‘A Plan for Jobs.’This signals the fact that the Government, whether or not you liked its handling... View Article

Home hunters given a boost with Stamp Duty holiday

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s landmark announcement of a stamp duty holiday until the end of next March is a huge boost for home buyers that will help get people moving and save movers thousands of pounds. The tax threshold for home... View Article

New affordable homes go local in the Isle of Wight

Sovereign Housing Association’s building 24 new affordable homes in Shalfleet, on the Isle of Wight. This 100% affordable rural development will build a whole new community at the site, with 13 homes for affordable rent and 11 for shared ownership.... View Article

Two Towers at La Chapelle International, Paris

In the heart of the Chapelle International neighborhood in the 18th arrondissement of Paris, currently undergoing major renewal, the firms of Brenac & Gonzalez & Associés and MOA Architecture are delivering two towers with a total of 254 apartments attached... View Article

Thames Clippers to Service Barking Riverside

Barking Riverside Limited and Thames Clippers have agreed a long-term contract to extend the capital’s leading River Bus service to the growing East London district. Expected to open Winter 2021, Barking Riverside will be Thames Clippers’ newest stop across the... View Article

NHBC launches new MMC acceptance service for UK construction industry

NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, has launched a new service dedicated to the rapidly growing area of Modern Methods of Construction. NHBC Accepts is an all-inclusive, end-to-end service that will help to build confidence in innovative construction and enable... View Article

Ireland’s Housing Market During Corona Crisis

The Republic of Ireland is currently under attack, not from an invading Army but, from the novel Coronavirus also known as COVID-19. But she is not alone in this. This virus, which started in a region in China, has sent... View Article