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Housebuilder hands over Aylsham Allotments

Green-fingered residents have chance to ‘grow their own’ at new allotments in a Norfolk market town. Housebuilder Persimmon Homes handed over the allotments to Aylsham Town Council, as part of the planning agreement linked to the company’s Willow Park development... View Article

3D Printing in concrete

Additive manufacturing removes design limitations for concrete components. Concrete components are traditionally made by casting. But the mold needed places significant limitations on design possibilities. 3D printing now provides new freedom in shaping. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich... View Article

New survey shows housebuilding rate declining

Construction of new homes has fallen significantly since the EU referendum, according to a new survey of housebuilding companies published today. Housebuilders are also sceptical that the government’s target of building one million new homes by 2020 will be met,... View Article

NSBRC commended at UK Employee Ownership Awards

The National Self Build & Renovation Centre (NSBRC) is celebrating once again this year as the unique visitor & conference centre has been recognised for it’s performance as an employee-owned business. The UK Employee Ownership Awards were held on Monday... View Article

Senior MP to Introduce Bill to Hold Retention Monies in Trust

ECA and the BESA fully support Peter Aldous’ Bill to protect construction SMEs A forthcoming parliamentary Bill on retentions, to be introduced by Peter Aldous MP, will be backed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the electrotechnical and... View Article

PLP Architecture opens office in Japan

London-based PLP Architecture has become the latest firm to expand abroad by opening its second overseas office with a studio in Japan. The office is located in the Shibuya area of Tokyo.  For the past eight years, PLP Architecture has... View Article

Norway to build world’s tallest timber building

Currently under construction on the edge of a lake in the small town of Brumunddal, an hour and a half’s drive north of Oslo, Mjøstårnet is claimed to be the world’s tallest timber building yet. Spanning 18 floors, the building... View Article

Tougher housing enforcement powers for officers

City of Wolverhampton Council is set to get tougher on rogue private sector housing landlords after giving officers more enforcement powers. The move is aimed at providing further protection of health, safety and welfare rights for tenants in the city.... View Article
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