Self build: Another option? An infographic

Doordeals has created an infographic for people considering self build as an option for their next home using statistics from several reliable sources from the self build sector. This infographic outlines the likely costs and... View Article

Another NFRC Roofing Award win for Marley Contract Services

Marley Contract Services has secured victory in the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC) Scottish Roofing Contractor of the Year awards after beating off stiff competition from building projects from across the region. Marley Contract Services won the Roof Tiling... View Article

Com-plete solution to accessible toileting ‘out of home’

A ‘mix and match’ package is enabling operators of buildings to which the public have access to optimise the inclusivity of toilets and washrooms. Clos-o-Mat, the UK’s largest supplier of specialist toileting solutions for disabled people, has devised a solution... View Article

Triple first for BREEAM in China

Chinese state developer Franshion was awarded China’s first BREEAM Outstanding design certificate for its Living Lattice exhibition centre at an event in Meixi Lake Eco City, Changsha earlier today. The event, which forms part of David Cameron’s trade mission to... View Article

Permeable paving at the head

A new case study from the trade association Interpave discusses how master-planning, urban design, hard landscape and external surfaces have been integrated with sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) – featuring concrete block permeable paving – on a major, phased development in... View Article

Steel Window Association confirms fire safety

Always seeking to ensure that steel windows are up to date when it comes to meeting relevant safety and other regulatory requirements, the Steel Window Association (SWA) has had the fire performance of the systems re-validated under current European law.... View Article

There’s even more to Multikwik

Multikwik has massively expanded its trusted ranges of plumbing fittings to include sanitary frames, floor drainage, cisterns and flush plates – in fact everything needed to complete a really professional job every time from a single, reliable supplier. The new... View Article

Durability and style is now the norm from HOPPE UK

duranorm, the range of lever handles from hardware specialists HOPPE UK, has been enhanced with new products and a new finish designed to make the handles even more durable than ever. The duranorm range, which offers specifiers consistently good value... View Article

£119 billion worth of construction projects in the pipeline

Plans detailing billions of pounds worth of proposed construction projects have today been published by the Government, in partnership with construction intelligence specialist Barbour ABI. The Government construction pipeline includes detail of planned projects to the tune of £119 billion... View Article

New campus voted West Midlands most sustainable

Birmingham City University’s new multi-million pound flagship campus has been honoured with the ‘Sustainability Award’ at the recent Insider West Midlands Property Awards, beating competition from Birmingham Library and Two Snowhill. The flagship Parkside Building, based in Eastside in Birmingham... View Article

Northampton Station to get a crane for Christmas

December will be a milestone month for the construction of the new and improved Northampton Railway Station. By the end of the festive period, a new footbridge will be in place, while the main structure will have started to rise.... View Article

Atkins signs strategic framework cooperation agreement in China

Atkins, the UK’s largest design, engineering and project management consultancy, has formed a strategic partnership to take forward plans for a major new development in Fuzhou on China’s east coast. A strategic framework cooperation agreement between Atkins and AVIC Joy... View Article