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Timeless Design

Consumers are once again attributing value to a “Made in Great Britain” label. There is a clear trend towards timeless design, honesty and provenance. Passion in craftsmanship and durability of products is an increasingly important part of the decision making... View Article

Construction contracts at highest level since January

Figures released 23 October reveal that the level of construction contracts awarded increased in September to the value of £5.6 billion – the highest since January. Barbour ABI, which is a chosen provider of construction data to the Office for... View Article

Home Truths South West report

Key points: The average house price in the South West of England is over nine times average incomes at £228,420. Meanwhile, private sector rents across the South West average £693. In Bath & North East Somerset (B&NES), this ratio of... View Article

End-of-show report on ExpoDrev Russia 2014

ExpoDrev Russia, staged from 9 to 12 September 2014 at the Siberia International Exhibition Business Centre in Krasnojarsk, Russia, proved a complete success. For the first time the trade fair was co-organized by OOO Deutsche Messe RUS, a subsidiary of... View Article

Get Living London triumphant at MIPIM Awards

Get Living London was named the Private Rented Sector Project of the Year at last night’s MIPIM awards. Established in May 2013, Get Living London launched with an aim to make renting in London a better experience and is now... View Article

RIBA to launch new range of building contracts

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is launching two new and innovative building contracts next month (5 November). Designed to be used in conjunction with RIBA’s Architect’s Appointment Agreements for Small Projects (domestic and concise forms); the new contracts... View Article

Efficient energy management increases self-consumption

Energy management is the optimisation of energy consumption, for example heating, electricity and water. Turning down the heating at night or using water sparingly in the home are among the simplest ways to lower energy consumption. In addition, Fronius inverters... View Article

Luxury living at Lymington Shores

Featured as the HBD October/November 2014 cover image, Redrow’s prestigious development continues to take shape in the coastal town of Lymington, a renowned sailing resort surrounded by areas of natural beauty. Lymington Shores occupies a waterfront position within walking distance... View Article

Ensuring inclusive design in our public spaces

Stephen Williams met with key professional bodies, challenging them to do more to make buildings, streets and public space more inclusive. Communities Minister Stephen Williams chaired a roundtable discussion (20 October 2014) with key professional bodies and challenged them to... View Article
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