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Latest Issue : April 2019

The April issue of Housebuilder & Developer includes our regular ‘product round-ups’ which, as always, showcase the latest exciting and innovative products available.

Features in this issue include:

  • Comment: Will new biodiversity measures be a net gain or loss for the housebuilding sector?
    Brian Berry of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) discusses the Government’s recently announced plans to support biodiversity growth through housebuilders, and how these should be configured so as not to hinder SME builders. See page 14…
  • Case Study: The joy of modular
    Joymount in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, is a 40-home social and affordable housing development under construction for Clanmil Housing Association. Raymond Millar, construction director at the project’s offsite contractor, The McAvoy Group, explains how the company is using modern methods of construction to reduce the build programme by around 60 per cent. See page 22…
  • Assisted Living: Dementia-friendly bathroom design
    With an ageing population, dementia is on the rise in the UK. Stuart Reynolds of AKW discusses how housebuilders can act on this and create bathrooms that are dementia-friendly, promoting both dignity and safety. See page 31…
  • Heating & Ventilation: Piping hot
    Underfloor heating – used in combination with air source heat pumps – can provide housebuilders and property developers with flexible and efficient heating solutions. Paul Wakefield of Grant UK explains. See page 37…
  • Timber & Joinery: Break out of the white box
    With the demand for quality rising, it is increasingly hard to stand out as a developer. Lulu Greenhalgh-Jones of Carpenter Oak explores how housebuilders can use timber to break out of the new development ‘white box.’ See page 49…

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