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Latest Issue : Apr 2021

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:

  • A tough outlook for SME firms
    Brian Berry, CEO of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) takes a look at the challenges facing smaller builders in another difficult year, and also at what the Government needs to do to in order to help out. See page 6…
  • Has the Church found a solution to the housing shortage?
    Patrick Mooney, housing consultant and news editor of Housing, Management & Maintenance discusses the recent moves by the Church of England to unlock its land for housing developments. See page 10…
  • A great finish at Wembley
    An award-winning new development, Chesterfield House in north west London, has been completed, bringing new public realm as well as regeneration to a neglected part of the locality. Damien Sharkey, managing director of Hub Group, explains the project’s features to Jack Wooler. See page 14…
  • Building Fabric: Take it to the bridge
    Simon Hill of Schöck explains the complexities around balcony design detailing to avoid thermal bridges, and why it must incorporate efficient thermal insulation. See page 33…
  • Heating, Ventilation & Services: Taking a far sighted view
    Nick Gander and Rod Davies of Energy Carbon discuss why they believe the Government is missing a trick with its Future Homes Standard, namely to promote the benefits of ‘far infrared’ radiation. See page 45…
  • Interiors: Kitchens for a new era
    Tim Spann of Keller Kitchens takes a look at how kitchen designs might change in the wake of the pandemic. See page 55…
  • Landscaping & External Works: Why choose composite decking?
    Felicity Hodgkinson of Ecodek explores the benefits Wood polymer composite decking can offer to developers and home buyers alike. See page 59…
  • Structural Elements: The versatility of timber
    Scott McAndrew of ITW discusses why timber is not only sustainable, but can also offer flexibility as well as crucial fire safety. See page 65…

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