HCA publishes official Housing Statistics

A total of 10,890 new homes were completed in the first six months of the year, while a further 12,569 new homes were started on site according to official housing statistics published by the Homes and Communities Agency today. The... View Article

House prices continue to increase across Britain

The average asking price in Great Britain has increased every month this year, rising by almost £11,500 since January 2013 and 5.12% up when compared to the same time last year, according to the latest data from Move with Us.... View Article

Bamboo – and exceptional building material in every sense

When we think about building materials – flooring in particular – bamboo probably isn’t the first option that comes to mind. Architects, interior designers and other specifiers are likely to consider the more traditional materials such as timber, and hard... View Article

Britain’s kitchen taste goes contemporary

Britain’s favourite range cooker manufacturer, Rangemaster, has discovered that the kitchen appliance choices of the UK are taking a brave leap into the modern. An analysis of Rangemaster’s cooker sales from the past year reveals the modern and contemporary style... View Article

Oakwrights Bath scoops all the top accolades at the BWF Awards

The UK joinery industry’s highest awards were announced at the annual dinner of the British Woodworking Federation (BWF) in London last Friday. Oakwrights Bath Ltd of Corsham, Wiltshire scooped both awards for technical excellence and innovation in joinery manufacture, and... View Article

Travis Perkins provides self-build support to ex-marine

Leading builder’s merchant Travis Perkins has provided support to a state-of-the-art self build project completed by an ex-marine who sustained life-changing injuries in Afghanistan. In 2010, Captain Jon White lost three limbs whilst on tour making his existing home difficult... View Article

Britannia appoints new managing director

Premium kitchen appliance specialist Britannia Living has promoted sales and marketing director Chris Honer to the role of managing director. After working for the company for the last 18 months, Chris has been appointed as MD and is looking forward... View Article

Safe working at height with PERI’s RCS protection panels

PERI provides protection for 15-storey residential tower development Space is at a premium at the City Gateway site in Southampton, a project developed by Bouygues Development and being built by its sister company Bouygues UK. The RC Frame contractor, MJ... View Article