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Bridging finance stepping into the mainstream

Bridging lenders who provide development finance for residential developers undertaking projects with predicted sales of £2m or £3m will consider 65% of estimated sales revenue, equal to 80% to 90% of cost, according to Alternative Bridging Corporation (Alternative). Whereas high-street... View Article

Embracing the #euBIMhandbook

Every now and again you read something and really enjoy it; by all accounts Gone Girl was one of these moments and perhaps that grey book with the red room. I haven’t read either, but I did spend an afternoon... View Article

Sustainable building – where manufacturers come in

Bill Price, Marketing Communications Manager at Tarmac’s Cement business Green buildings are no longer a thing of the future, but they still throw up a series of challenges to builders and developers. Tougher environmental targets and the changing expectations of... View Article

An affordable homes programme to be proud of…

At a time when the lack of affordable housing across the country is a hot topic, Ashford Borough Council has approved the provision of a further 190 homes through its Housing Revenue Account between 2018 and 2024. This is on... View Article

Outdoors is in as al fresco living dominates

A buoyant housing market has prompted Britons to create a seamless indoor-outdoor connection by opting for an al fresco living style. A survey of homeowners has found that they are prepared to spend an average of £6,175 for this open-air home... View Article

Growth slows for construction SMEs, says FMB

The SME construction sector grew in the second quarter of 2017, albeit at a slower rate than the first three months of the year, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Key results from the FMB’s State of Trade Survey... View Article

Architectural Technology Student Awards 2017 shortlist announced

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) is delighted to announce the shortlisted entrants for its 2017 Architectural Technology Student Awards, recognised as the premier accolades that demonstrate outstanding achievement in academia and celebrate the technology of architecture. Winners will... View Article

Armstrong and Nevill Long team up to celebrate 55 years

The ceiling systems manufacturer and distributor marks its 55th anniversary. Over half a century ago Nevill Long took delivery of its first shipment from America of mineral tiles from the Armstrong Cork Company (now Armstrong Ceiling Solutions). They were transported on... View Article
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