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Call to support efficient appliance sales

A new report published today “Promoting highly efficient electrical appliances” calls on the Government to help the public replace their old appliances and cut their energy bills by up to £75 a year. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)... View Article

Liz Peace to retire from British Property Federation

Liz Peace has announced that, after 12 years as Chief Executive of the British Property Federation, she will be shortly retiring in order to spend more time with her charitable and non-executive interests. Liz, who has held the post of... View Article

DIY this bank holiday? Not if you are under 35!

If you’re under 35 and you know what a stopcock is, can change a fuse or bleed a radiator, you’re in the minority. New research from, the national fixed price plumbing service, reveals that a “DIY intelligence” gap has... View Article

Endless Stair becomes Scale Infinite

Endless Stair, an intriguing structure of Escher-like interlocking staircases made from American tulipwood cross-laminated timber (CLT) has been reconfigured and is a feature at Interni Magazine’s ‘Feeding New Ideas for the City’ exhibition at the Università degli Studi in Milan.... View Article

MAB comments on Land Registry House Price Index

Brian Murphy, Head of Lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), comments: “Despite falling slightly since last month, house prices have continued to improve since 2013 as a result of improved confidence among consumers and lenders. Homeowners across the UK will... View Article

Westbury Garden Rooms launches Home Trends Report

Garden rooms have enjoyed a phenomenal increase in popularity in recent years and now a new report launched this week reveals why Understanding today’s key macro trends and how they impact on the way we live in and enjoy our... View Article

Builders fund excludes micro-builders, warns FMB

The government’s new £525 million Builders Finance Fund will improve access to finance for some small house builders but the minimum threshold of 15 units will exclude many small and micro-house builders, warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Brian... View Article

ISG Takes £5.5 Million NE Fire Authority Scheme

ISG has been awarded its latest blue light project, taking a £5.5 million scheme to construct a state-of-the-art training centre for County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service. This win builds upon ISG’s success converting blue light projects in... View Article

£600,000 boost for off-site skills

Businesses in the off-site construction industry invited to bid for up to £600,000 for skills R&D. The UK’s offsite construction industry has significant growth potential, but research shows this growth may be hampered by a lack of skills. To help... View Article

Most advanced 3D studio launched in London

Owing to booming demand, Hobs 3D, the largest bureau of its kind in London, is re-launching as Hobs Studio, with a new office in Central Street in the heart of tech city. Hobs Studio specialises in providing innovative, high quality... View Article

Building recovery under threat, warns FMB

The economic recovery in the SME construction sector is under threat from rising building costs and material shortages warns the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). Commenting on the results of the FMB’s State of Trade Survey for the first three... View Article

Sales success for CALA at Albert Dock

CALA Homes has experienced phenomenal success at Albert Dock in Leith, amounting to more than £3.9 million worth of sales since the development launched at the end of February. The launch of two townhouse showhomes earlier this month saw more... View Article
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