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Transform your home under £5,000

Michael Holmes, spokesperson for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show (22-25 March 2018, NEC, Birmingham), shares his secrets on how to transform your home for under £5,000. Cosmetic makeover A property that is rundown, full of junk and clutter, with outdated... View Article

10 principles of ‘green’ home design

Charlie Luxton, spokesperson for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, 22-25 March 2018, NEC, Birmingham (, says: For most people the driving reason behind building a low energy home is about saving energy and therefore money. Undoubtedly the whole abstract... View Article

British Ceramic Tile appoints new commercial director

British Ceramic Tile has made a strategic new appointment to its Board, announcing John Chater as commercial director. A new senior position within the business, John will assume responsibility for the company’s sales, marketing, design and product development departments, with... View Article

Fibo UK expands team with new Regional Account Manager

Fibo UK, the precision engineered wall panel manufacturer, adds to its growing team with the appointment of Jenny Gibson as Regional Account Manager (North West). Jenny comes with many years’ industry and sales experience, previously working as National sales Manager... View Article

Anyone for Half a Million Mugs of Tea?

Launched in 2017, the Newton Membrane Recycling Service is the first recycling scheme in UK waterproofing. Now, with the release of Newton’s first annual recycling report we can see just how much HDPE plastic was recycled in 2017, and how... View Article

Aldous launches retentions bill

Proposed parliamentary legislation designed to dramatically reform the controversial practice of payment retentions in the construction industry was formally unveiled at a House of Commons briefing today. The Bill, which is being introduced under the ‘Ten Minute Rule’ by Peter... View Article

Decorating on a budget

Julia Kendell, BBC’s DIY SOS guest designer and spokesperson for The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show (22-25 March 2018, NEC, Birmingham), shares her tips on how to decorate a home on a budget: Panel power “If you’ve got a small... View Article

Winners of first national Big Build competition announced

Robertson Construction, Cedar Developments Ltd and Carillion Civil Engineering have been crowned winners of the first ‘Honor’s Big Build’ competition. Honor Goodsite is the female construction industry mascot launched in 2016 by the Considerate Constructors Scheme – the organisation established to... View Article

First glimpse of exclusive Northumberland homes

An award winning Northumberland based developer has released images of a prestigious rural project in the Tyne Valley. Countylife Homes’ Main Street – in the historic village of Newton, close to Corbridge – is a development of two meticulously designed... View Article

The benefits of factoring bi-folding doors into plans

Expansive glazing solutions such as bi-folding or sliding doors have arguably become one of the most popular home improvements of recent times. Many new build developments now feature glazing of this kind, so we spoke to Steve Bromberg, General Manager... View Article

In classic style

Including a classic barn-style outbuilding or garage to a development project will add desirability and practicality – and can be viewed as a worthwhile long-term investment strategy. The benefits of adding an outbuilding are clear – it will enhance the... View Article

Javid gains new housing title in reshuffle

Sajid Javid’s Cabinet role has been rebranded as Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Amid a limited Cabinet reshuffle, with some senior Ministers reportedly refusing to change roles and Education Secretary Justine Greening quitting, Javid’s post has... View Article
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