Setting the standards for structural timber

Structural Timber Association board member and managing director for Kingspan Timber Solutions and Potton, Mark Stevenson answers self-builders’ queries on how to use structural timber, and why solutions are increasingly likely to be factory-built. The Structural Timber Association (STA) has... View Article

Roofing elements of designing to Passivhaus

As designing to the Passivhaus standard continues to grow in popularity, not only for residential builds but also increasingly for commercial constructions, architect Nicolas Tye shares insights on the specific considerations a Passivhaus-accredited roof requires Over the last few years,... View Article

Ask the Architects

Leading female UK architects share their experiences of being a woman in the profession, and the challenges that still exist for achieving gender diversity. Participants: Sadie Morgan, co-founder, dRMM Architects; Jane Duncan, director at Jane Duncan Architects & RIBA past president; Fionn... View Article

NFB: Lead by example before you lead small business

According to the NFB, if the Labour Party wants to offer meaningful loans and advice to SMEs, it needs to first understand the environment in which they operate. Shadow Business Minister Bill Esterson MP has spoken to The House magazine... View Article

LOM selected to design new Santander UK technology hub

LOM architecture and design has been selected to design a state-of-the-art facility that will be Santander’s new world-class digital hub workplace facility. Located in Milton Keynes, the new complex is anticipated to open in 2022, subject to planning, and is... View Article

The show that’s got decorating covered

On November 27th and 28th, the decorating trade will convene at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena for the 2018 National Painting and Decorating Show. For professional decorators, contractors, merchants and stockists, this is the annual trade event that has the entire decorating... View Article

Exhibitors and experts set to inspire

Grand Designs Live will be back at Birmingham’s NEC from 10 -14 October as part of UK Construction Week, providing everything self-builders need for their project, all under one roof. Grand Designs Live, sponsored by Anglian Home Improvements, will return... View Article

Exclusive products unveiled in latest Screwfix catalogue

Milwaukee exclusives are here! The UK’s tradespeople can now get an exclusive deal on Milwaukee’s most powerful, compact 18V drill complete with 2 lithium ion batteries and case, to celebrate the launch of the Milwaukee range, which features in the... View Article

May pledges £2bn for social housing

Theresa May has revealed to the National Housing Federation conference that housing associations will receive £2bn of long-term funding from the Government to build better quality affordable homes. The PM told the audience that the “most ambitious” providers will be... View Article

Supporting future delivery: the build show

The Government is injecting significant investment into construction technology, and housebuilders tasked with delivering on this agenda will want to take full advantage of this year’s Build Show, as part of UK Construction week. Build Show, sponsored by Easy-Trim, is... View Article

Britain must retain and build a skilled workforce

The NFB warns that shortage occupation lists must be responsive and visas for self-employed workers need to be clear and comprehensible. The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has released its Government-commissioned study, “EEA migration in the UK: Final Report”. The report... View Article

MAC recommendations would cripple construction, says FMB

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) report, which sets out a series of recommendations for the new immigration policy post-Brexit, would cripple the construction industry, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the MAC report, published this morning, Brian Berry,... View Article

Ramboll appointed to major Wembley Park project

Ramboll selected by Quintain to provide engineering design services across the £3billion Wembley Park regeneration project Engineering, design and consultancy company Ramboll has been appointed to Quintain’s £3billion Wembley Park regeneration project. The Wembley Park project is to be the... View Article