The Referendum – an event for the housing sector

What could the implications of the Referendum be for housing and our wider housing system? What options and decisions would face an independent Scotland on how housing policy dovetails with tax and welfare? What might the implications of a NO... View Article

Lorient’s success continues in Global Connections

The 45 Regional Finalists in HSBC’s Global Connections 2014 competition have now been announced. These are the businesses across the UK which, in the view of the judges, show the innovation, distinctiveness and strategic thinking that will make them future global players. Lorient... View Article

The UK’s first China Design Centre launches in London

The UK’s first dedicated China Design Centre will officially open its doors on the 2nd May 2014. China Design Centre is a new and independent initiative to facilitate better and deeper understanding of excellent contemporary design from China and to foster... View Article

Conservatory roofing solutions from Metrotile

From specifiers for new build homes, via local authority refurbishments and solid roof conservatory conversions, there has never been a better time to specify Metrotile Lightweight Roofing. An evolution of the roofing tile, Metrotile offers more benefits than tradi-tional roofing... View Article

Drain Center names Polypipe Terrain Supplier of the Year

Polypipe Terrain has seen its passion for customer service and aftersales support recognised as Drain Center’s official Supplier of the Year. The drainage merchant saw a year-on-year increase in sales of Polypipe Terrain’s above ground drainage products across its 61... View Article

Food growing garden sprouts in Hackney

Hackney Homes residents from Hoxton’s Hobbs Place estate celebrated the official opening of their community vegetable garden. The Hemsworth Court communal green area has received a new lease of life, with the emergence of a beautiful flower garden, several vegetable... View Article

Understanding passive fire protection

The venue for the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) April regional CPD seminar will be at the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Llantrisant, Wales on Tuesday 8 April 2014. The event is held in association with the... View Article

Homes in new Garden City must be genuinely affordable

Ahead of the Garden City principles: from theory to practice conference scheduled to take place on Thursday 15 May, housing and planning charity the Town & Country Planning Association (TCPA) is urging the Government to ensure that the majority of... View Article

Workshops to showcase Home User Guide coming soon

With more than 40 builders across the UK already up and running, and thousands of HUGs in production, demand for NHBC’s new online Home User Guide (NHBC HUG) is growing at a fast pace. The NHBC HUG is the ultimate... View Article

New Specification Guide from Profile 22

A new specification and technical guide is now available from Profile 22. The 48 page reference book and accompanying CD is a valuable index for architects and specifiers when specifying Profile 22 PVC-U systems. The new edition gives insight into... View Article