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Industry collaboration drives BREEAM UK new construction 2018

The updated BREEAM UK New Construction scheme goes live this week, following BREEAM’s most comprehensive industry consultation to date. The revision of the world leading sustainability assessment method for real estate addresses key industry challenges around the performance gap as... View Article

Yorkshire regional manager appointed at Britcon

Building and civil engineering business, Britcon, has appointed Heath Williamson as Regional Manager at its base in Wakefield. The appointment follows strong performance from the Yorkshire team which has doubled in size to 12 members in the last 12 months.... View Article

Ketley Brick achieves major success in the Brick Awards

Ketley Brick’s flagship project, Victoria Gate, Leeds, has won two categories of the prestigious 2017 Brick Development Association (BDA)‘Brick Awards’. As one of the longest established and most widely respected building awards in the UK, the annual BDA Brick Awards... View Article
RIBA President Ben Derbyshire

RIBA responds to revised NPPF

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) welcomes several of the revisions made to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) outlined by the Prime Minister at today’s launch, however stronger action is needed to support public sector investment in housing... View Article

NFB says: NPPF review is a step in the right direction

The Government has published the consultation document on the revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The document, made up of 17 chapters, formulates 43 questions tackling the local plan-making process and some of the more prominent barriers to... View Article

Research into construction apprenticeships reveals that perceptions of construction are improving but academic maths and English skills are a barrier to entry

Leading UK housebuilder Redrow’s second annual research report, Building better apprenticeships: Delivering skills to drive UK productivity, has discovered that the perception of construction as an apprenticeship pathway has improved with a 14 per cent increase (62 per cent) of young people considering a... View Article

Small but essential elements of envelope design

Andy Stolworthy of SFS explains why the choice of roofing and cladding fasteners, as well as the rainscreen support system itself, is fundamental to the long term performance of a building envelope. Despite being relatively small elements within a project,... View Article

Housing market stands on shaky ground

Murray Smith, Managing Director of SiteSales Property Group, a leading residential property sales and development consultancy in London and the South East, commenting on the results of the Nationwide House Price Index, said: “A slip in growth is due to stagnation in... View Article

Dilapidations – a question of timing

By Kenny McDonald Seeking the right advice at the right time can reap rewards for both landlords and tenants and maximise the ability of the parties involved to seek or defend against damages for alleged breaches. A lease is used... View Article

Urban Splash agrees terms to acquire SIG Building Systems, the modular offsite construction business of SIG plc, and announces two new investors – extending its commitment to modular development

Award winning regeneration company Urban Splash has today made two significant announcements to its modular housing business – Urban Splash Modular Ltd. The company, which is headquartered in Manchester but operates across England, has agreed terms to acquire certain trade... View Article
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