NPPF: Where now for planning?

On the eve of changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) being adopted, Sam Dewar, director at DPA Planning, who believes planning has become too impersonal and systematic, considers what’s likely to be included. The NPPF changes aim to... View Article

New contracts manager at The Window Company (Contracts)

Steven May is the new Contracts Manager at award winning commercial installer The Window Company (Contracts). He has been appointed to oversee and supervise a number of projects from survey to final completion, including the window and door replacement contract... View Article

Planning and Design consultancy expands in Glasgow

Barton Willmore, the leading Planning and Design consultancy which recently expanded its operation in Scotland with the opening of an office in the centre of Glasgow, has announced the appointment of a new Planning Associate. Andrew Woodrow joins the Queen... View Article

New recruits for Cornish consultancy

A planning-led architectural practice in Cornwall has recruited two new members of staff to its award-winning team. Laurence Associates, which celebrates its 25th birthday this year, offers town planning, architecture, interior design, and landscape architecture expertise. Part II architectural assistant, Nathan... View Article

Five new hires at Pozzoni

Pozzoni Architecture has welcomed five new starters at its Altrincham studio, four of whom have come through the company’s Academy programme. Joining the growing team are four trainee architectural technologists and one graphic designer, with the technologists working in Pozzoni’s... View Article

Keep it fresh

Beautiful, warm weather is never a bad thing for us, but it can be hard for our blooms. Read on for top tips on how to keep your bouquet fresh this season (starting with the basics), from the UK’s top-rated... View Article

SIPs vs timber frame

Ian Loughnane of Kingspan Timber Solutions weighs up the relative merits of structural insulated panels (SIPs) and timber frame structures. Despite them often being confused, there are quite a lot of differences between a SIPs and a timber frame structure.... View Article

Housing benefits

Alternative ground engineering solutions, such as those incorporating geogrids, can play a vital part in meeting the UK’s future housing needs. Jonathan Cook of Tensar explains. The UK Government is committed to building hundreds of thousands of homes a year... View Article