NAPIT Supports Cowboy Builders Series

The producers of the Channel Five programme, Cowboy Builders, approached NAPIT for expert advice during filming of an episode based in Swindon. The featured family’s newly installed garden lights and sockets had a range of problems with them, including faulty... View Article

Our survey says

Dave Osborne, technical manager for Swish Building Products explains why taking that extra five minutes to ensure an accurate site survey is more important than ever. Accuracy is crucial in keeping project costs down and downtime to a minimum; two key... View Article

CEDIA Awards 2014 supports together for short lives

CEDIA (the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association) is proud to announce Together for Short Lives as its nominated charity for this year’s CEDIA Awards. Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity for children with life-threatening and life-limiting... View Article

Call for entries for 2014 INSIDE Awards

The 2014 INSIDE World Festival of Interiors (with headline partner Dulux) – now an annual fixture in the interior design world calendar – is open for business, and is inviting award entries from around the globe. The awards programme forms... View Article

Greater Birmingham delegation reflects on positive MIPIM

This year’s MIPIM property exhibition has been hailed as “the most positive in years” by members of Greater Birmingham’s delegation, with an increased audience of investors taking notice of the momentum and ambition of the region’s large scale development projects.... View Article

CIH Conference 2014

The CIH Conference programme is taking shape, with the largest audience in recent years expected New speakers are being confirmed daily for the CIH Conference running this year from 24-26 June, with the line-up featuring a strong political focus as... View Article

NCH leads the way with innovation award

Nottingham City Homes’ innovative new approach to fire safety has been recognised at the annual Committed to Construction in the East Midlands Awards. Held each year by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the Committed to Construction in the East... View Article

Housing policy conference creates common ground

The Home Builders Federation (HBF) Policy Conference has once again proven itself to be the country’s premier opportunity for national politician’s to showcase their thoughts on how the housing industry should operate. Taking advantage of this unique access to senior... View Article

Low energy custom build homes underway in Nottingham

Contractor and developer, William Davis Ltd has commenced work on a new development of low energy homes in The Meadows, Nottingham. Working in partnership with specialist regeneration developer, Blueprint, the Loughborough-based firm will deliver 21 homes on the site of... View Article

Cabe appoints new chair

As part of continuing work to integrate Cabe into the Design Council, Pam Alexander has taken over from Paul Finch as the organisation’s new chair. It is expected that Cabe will benefit from her experience of strategic policy and delivery... View Article

Will extension of Help to Buy scheme increase housing starts?

When Chancellor George Osborne, used his appearance on the Andrew Marr Show to announce the government’s decision to extend their Help to Buy scheme, you could have heard the construction industry’s collective sigh of relief. Although welcomed with mixed reviews when first... View Article

Homebuilders maintain customer satisfaction levels

The results of the Home Builders Federation’s (HBF) ninth Customer Satisfaction Survey, conducted in collaboration with the NHBC, has revealed that the housing industry is maintaining customer satisfaction at a level that matches or exceeds those in almost any other... View Article

Planning minister launches Building for Life website

Back in 2012 the Home Builders Federation (HBF), Cabe at the Design Council and Design for Homes, with the assistance of Nottingham Trent University, relaunched Building for Life (BfL 12). Based on the National Planning Policy Frame-work and Localism Act,... View Article

Ebbsfleet Garden City: reinventing a good idea

Many may have wondered how the Chancellor managed to magically pull a new Garden City and 15,000 proposed new properties out of his top hat as part of the budget. The need for new homes and especially thousands of affordable new... View Article