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Who will build Cameron’s new homes? asks FMB

The Prime Minister’s pledge to build 100,000 new homes for young first time buyers is a welcome step to help address the housing crisis, but “who will build them?” asks the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Responding to the Prime... View Article

New Design Britain Awards 2015 open for entries

New Design Britain Awards organised by UBM Live Built Environment launches today with a brand new set of initiatives to add to its already established awards programme. The first in the calendar is the opening of entries for the New... View Article

Liberty Style: the story of a British institution

How Arthur Liberty shaped British and international taste in glass and metalwork, furniture, ceramics, fashion and textiles, and brought together generations of great designers. Covers various phases of artistic taste, from the Aesthetic to the Arts and Crafts, from Art... View Article

Infrastructure: the battleground of the 21st century?

One of the most radical books on urbanism for decades, Keller Easterling’s landmark Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space examines a new definition of “infrastructure:” it is not only the literal underground pipes and wires that run big cities, but... View Article

Three new appointments ring in the changes at CITB

Following commitments to transform CITB, Chief Executive Adrian Belton has announced three new senior appointments today, to help the Industry Training Board meet the changing needs of the industry. The appointments come as the organisation undergoes a process of wholesale... View Article

BPF: ‘Plant Zog’ remarks more sci-fi than based on reality

The British Property Federation (BPF) has responded to Boris Johnson’s pledge to sell homes to Londoners first by pointing out that homes priced for oligarchs aren’t generally in the price-range of your average first-time buyer and alienating foreign investment could... View Article

Gateway opening too tempting for homebuyers

The winning combination of ideal location, stunning views and traditionally built properties has proved too irresistible for homebuyers in New South Molton. Customers have been reluctant to wait for the launch of a showhome at Elan @ The Gateway, so... View Article

Nearly half of homes with planning permission have yet to be built

Figures released 1 October reveal that, while 238,000 homes received planning permission last year, only 129,000 units actually started construction in the same period. Data from Barbour ABI, the chosen provider of the Government’s Construction and Infrastructure Pipeline, shows that... View Article

HCM builds on its team with high profile appointment

Fast growing West Yorkshire based construction firm, Harris Construction Management, which undertakes contracting, project management and interiors for a diverse range of clients, has appointed Paul Taylor as Business Development Manager. Paul brings more than 32 years experience in the... View Article

CML welcomes PRA amendment to LTI cap implementation

he Council of Mortgage Lenders welcomes the amendment announced by the Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) today to the way in which the new limit on high loan-to-income lending will be implemented. The CML had argued that high net worth lending... View Article

Lanes waits for time and tide to clear sea outfall pipe

Lanes Group drainage engineers have cleared a 160 metre sea outfall pipe by working in windows of opportunity created by rapidly changing sea levels. They teamed up with marine engineers to successfully complete the unusual project at Penarth in Vale... View Article

Hempcrete Book launches at Grand Designs Live

Authors showcase better than carbon-zero material and launch The Hempcrete Book. Will Stanwix and Alex Sparrow, industry experts on building with hempcrete and authors of The Hempcrete Book, have organised an impressive feature to showcase natural building materials at Grand... View Article

Couple find their ever after home

It had to be new for Giorgio and Pauline Gerosa when looking for a home they could retire to and Davington Park in Faversham ticked all the right boxes for the couple. Giorgio and Pauline searched far and wide, initially... View Article

Before winter sets in insulate to keep bills down

With winter rapidly approaching and energy bills remaining high, B&ES, the Building & Engineering Services Association, who operate the free consumer advice service the Heating Helpline, say too few households take sufficient measures to fully insulate their homes. And that... View Article
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