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BCHA group member RECOOP celebrates new Anglo-American partnership

One of BCHA’s (Bournemouth Churches Housing Association) company group members, RECOOP (Resettlement and care for older ex-offenders and prisoners), has recently secured international funding, to provide a consultancy support for organisations working in New York, that aim to ‘Build healthy... View Article

Tories right to back social housing, says luxury housing chief

The developer behind a one of Britain’s most valuable housing schemes has welcomed Theresa May’s plans to prioritise social housing but warned against repeating Margaret Thatcher’s mistakes. Great Marlborough Estates (GME) co-founder Dean Clifford said it was about time politicians... View Article

Contract agreed for affordable homes in Dudley

A contract to bring 43-new affordable homes to Dudley, has been agreed by housing association Midland Heart and developer Lovell Partnership Ltd. The £5.8m development which includes grant funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) will provide a mix... View Article

It’s easy being green

Michael Nicholls of OrganoWood UK explains what sustainability means when it comes to external wood treatment, and how self- builders can benefit from ‘going green’ Offering a beautiful combination of aesthetic and practical qualities, wood has always been a popular... View Article

Putting smoke alarms on the spot

Kidde Safety discusses current regulations for smoke and heat alarms and whether they go far enough to maximise safety Smoke and heat alarms are essential in minimising domestic fire fatalities and injuries. Installation of smoke and heat alarms to satisfy... View Article

The power of colour

Crown Paints’ Kathryn Lloyd looks into the latest paint shades and design ideas, and explains how quality formulations and technology can help bring colour to life both indoors and out Colour can be one of the most important elements to... View Article

A special bond

Madeleine McDermott of Resin Bonded explores why resin-bound surfaces are becoming the latest trend to appear in driveways and gardens thanks to a range of performance benefits What is resin-bound surfacing? Firstly, it is fast becoming the popular choice for... View Article

Hi-tech kitchens for a healthier, greener future

Zip Water UK’s Russell Owens discusses why hi-tech kitchen appliances are such an important ingredient in today’s self-builds Modern technology has always played a huge part in improving convenience in the home, but nowadays high-tech appliances are becoming increasingly important... View Article

Heat storage made easy

The thermal store is a powerful technology that can be used in a variety of ways to ‘future proof’ properties, enabling self-builders to take full advantage of renewables, when used in the best combination. Richard Hanson-Graville of Thermal Integration explains... View Article
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