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Laying the foundations to success with LPG

For new off-grid housing sites, rural developers want a fuel that is cost-effective and hassle-free to install. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) continues to be a popular choice for many rural developers, but for those new to the fuel, what does... View Article

Decorating on a budget

Julia Kendell, BBC’s DIY SOS guest designer and spokesperson for The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show (21-23 September, ExCeL, London), shares her tips on how to decorate a home on a budget: Panel power If you’ve got a small budget but big... View Article

Contractor named for new council house development

City of Wolverhampton Council has appointed a contractor to develop 43 new affordable council homes in Heath Town. Energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE will be building a mixture of properties on land off Burton Crescent and derelict land adjacent to... View Article

Ask the Architect: Rab Bennetts

Rab Bennetts is founding director of Bennetts Associates, an award- winning firm with a particular specialism in high-quality refurbishments in cultural, education and mixed-use projects. Why did you become an architect? It may sound unlikely, but I was fascinated by... View Article

Fact of the Week – 2nd July 2018

The world’s largest Gothic cathedral is in new York City. It is the Cathedral of St. John the Divine on Amsterdam Avenue and 112th Street. The cathedral measures 601 feet long, 146 feet wide, and has a transept measuring 320... View Article

Major names attend LSBUD’s inaugural Damage Prevention Day

Amey, Kier, Balfour Beatty, SGN, Wales & West Utilities, Severn Trent, Cadent, SP Energy, UK Power Networks, Affinity Water and Virgin Media were just some of the major names in attendance at the inaugural ‘LSBUD Damage Prevention Day’, which took place on... View Article

Thoughts that keep every self-builder up at night

Charlie Luxton, sustainable architectural designer from More4’s ‘Building the Dream’ and guest expert at The London Homebuilding & Renovating Show (21-23 September, ExCeL, London), shares his challenges around self building and offers tips on how to overcome them from his experience of... View Article

FAKRO loses smear campaign against VELUX

FAKRO, Polish roof window competitor to VELUX, loses a complaint to the EU Commission, which since 2012 has been used as the basis for a smear campaign across most of Europe against The VELUX Group.  The European Commission rejected the... View Article
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