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Latest Issue : Oct 2019

The October 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:

  • Survey once more reveals the barriers to building
    Brian Berry, chief executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), walks readers through the results of its annual House Builders’ Survey, which has once again highlighted land, planning and finance as the main barriers to SMEs achieving the housebuilding sector’s goals. See page 6…
  • The case for installing SuDS
    In the second article in our series looking at tackling the impacts of climate change, Chris Hodson of Interpave argues that is becoming clear that SuDS is a critical measure to tackle increased flooding incidents, while well-designed, multi-functional systems can also cost projects less. See page 16…
  • The key to housing workers
    A 264-home project for key workers at the University of Cambridge has been completed by architects Stanton Williams. Jack Wooler spoke to the practice’s Gavin Henderson on how the space between buildings has been utilised to embed the community into the site. See page 10…
  • Balconies: Can MMC reduce fire risk in residential buildings?
    Mary McCollum of Sapphire Balustrades explains how the quality control possible through Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) can reduce fire risk in buildings – particularly when installing balconies. See page 26…
  • Sewage Treatment & Water Management: Plan ahead – rain or shine
    Oliver Collins of ACO Water Management explains why implementing an effective surface water management system is integral to delivering long lasting value for any new residential development. See page 35…
  • Insulation: Urbanisation and noise
    Ben Hancock of Oscar Acoustics explores how housebuilders and developers can prevent noise from ruining occupants’ health as our cities grow larger. See page 39…
  • Bathrooms & Showers: The science behind the sensory space
    Awareness of mental and physical wellbeing has never been greater, yet many still struggle to find the time, freedom and sanctuary necessary to recover from the stresses of everyday life. Drawing on content from a new white paper, Sophie Weston of Geberit explores the role housebuilders have to play in sensory bathroom design. See page 43…

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