Powering up the future of EV charging

As the UK prepares for a net zero future, and Part S of the Building Regulations homes in on electric vehicles (EVs), housebuilders are grappling with the various practical issues around providing charging for residents of all new homes. Electrical... View Article

The ‘third’ way to prove building safety is being neglected

Helen Hewitt of the British Woodworking Federation’s Fire Door Alliance warns that third-party certification of fire doors is lagging, despite the emergence of the Building Safety Act and greater awareness of the importance of specifing third-party certified fire doors. Since... View Article

The time for MMC is now!

Richard Smith of NHBC looks at lessons from the history of Modern Methods of Construction, and how the growth of offsite is being driven by the combined forces of housing shortages, the need for quality, and climate change. Modern Methods... View Article

Hydronic Heating: A solution for net zero buildings

Gary Perry of Altecnic explores the advantages of using hydronic-based systems for heating future homes that are targeted to achieve much lower energy use There are many ways to provide space heating, cooling and domestic water heating in all-electric net... View Article

Plug subbie liability gaps

Daniel Sunley at Clear Insurance Management discusses insurance best practices when engaging subcontractors, and addresses common misconceptions around liability to help developers ensure that their agreements protect their interests. It’s no secret that UK housebuilders are battling a shortage of... View Article

Building a future for the Gascoigne Estate

A London council estate with a history of problems is being transformed in phases, thanks to a complex, high-density and high-quality scheme by council regeneration specialist developer Be First. They speak to James Parker about the recently completed Gascoigne West... View Article

Exploring solutions for stormwater management

ATTENDEES: Sue Illman, Illman Young  Chris Carr, FMB national president Steve Wilson, Environmental Protection Group Matt Clutton, Cameron Homes Martin Shaw, Meadfleet Ruth Clarke, Innovyze (sponsors) Jamie Gledhill, Brett Landscaping (sponsors) Charlotte Markey, Polypipe Civils and Green Urbanisation (sponsors) Our... View Article

Is the blue fading?

Patrick Mooney, housing consultant and news editor of Housing, Management & Maintenance magazine asks – could home ownership, one of the traditional strengths of Conservatives, be turning into a weakness? In a sign of the times, the Conservative party is... View Article

Electric solutions are paving the way

Callum Whittall, technical and compliance lead at Green Lighting discusses how new regulations are changing the face of the housebuilding industry, and some of the electrical solutions developers should be considering. The recent implementation of Part L and the forthcoming... View Article

Counting the cost of 2023

Brian Berry, CEO of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), assesses the damage after what’s been a turbulent year for housebuilders, and what the new year might bring. Unfortunately for housebuilders big and small, housing output has been in a... View Article

The whole package

LISTEN HERE As sustainability becomes a key priority in anticipation of 2025’s Future Homes Standard, product specification becomes more challenging, not least for roofs. Stuart Nicholson of Marley explains how providing a single point of contact can help housebuilders produce... View Article

Take the time out of tea

Boiling water taps have grown rapidly in popularity over the past decade; from being viewed as an unnecessary luxury they are now increasingly a household essential for many homeowners. Quooker UK & Ireland’s Stephen Johnson looks at how changing lifestyles... View Article

Showering sustainably

Darren Washbrook of Mira Showers says water-efficient smart showers are key to helping customers pursue ethical consumerism, and explains the options Water scarcity is an increasingly concerning issue. Once seen as a challenge primarily faced by other countries, water scarcity... View Article

Show Preview – London Build calling

15 – 16 NOVEMBER OLYMPIA, LONDON The wait is nearly over for the UK’s leading and award-winning construction show, London Build, to open doors to its most exciting edition yet.  London Build has been put together to be the ultimate... View Article

Show Preview – The homes front

22 – 23 NOVEMBER EXCEL, LONDON In 2023, the UK’s housing providers face increased obligations to simultaneously address a range of issues: improve housing standards and tackle disrepair, empower tenants, meet net zero targets, address building safety, and increase housing... View Article

The shortcut to an increase in pressure

Many homes across the UK suffer from low water pressure, yet many consumers don’t realise they have an issue, or have simply become accustomed to it. David Williamson of Wilo UK discusses the techniques and tools available to boost water... View Article

Optimise layouts for woodburner efficiency

When it comes to specifying woodburning stoves, the ‘eco-equation’ doesn’t stop at the appliance’s efficiency rating, says Calvin May of HETAS. He explains how the layout of a room itself can be a game-changer, and delves into how to pair... View Article

Project Report – A natural remedy

Chaucer Mews, a linear scheme of high quality new homes in the in-demand village of Attenborough, near Nottingham, has removed a blot on the landscape next to a popular local nature reserve. James Parker speaks to Cameron Homes about what... View Article