BBC Documentary puts Bison on the small screen

Bison Manufacturing’s market leading pre-cast concrete units have featured in a prime-time BBC documentary. ‘Hidden Histories: Britain’s Oldest Businesses’, which aired on BBC4 on Wednesday 29th January, featured the work of Bison customer R Durtnell & Sons Ltd, a contractor... View Article

ukDEA Applauds £2M Kick Start for District Heating

The UK District Energy Association (ukDEA) has applauded the recent announcement by DECC that 26 local authorities will benefit from a windfall of more than £1.9 million to support the development of low carbon heat networks. The support, administered by... View Article

Social Housing, what is a decent standard?

Over half of UK social housing tenants believe they live in a property which fails to meet Decent Homes standards, despite investment from landlords, according to new research from building, maintenance and refurbishment company FT Finley. The standards prescribe that... View Article

Historic building gets revamp thanks to Scape and Willmott Dixon

A historic building in a Leicestershire town has been handed back to the district council following a £5.75 million refurbishment, thanks to contractor Willmott Dixon and public sector construction procurement specialists Scape. The Symington Building in Market Harborough, which started... View Article

Wulvern is Best!

Crewe-based housing association Wulvern has been acknowledged as a ‘very good’ employer for a second year by workplace engagement specialists Best Companies and has been named as one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For. Best... View Article

High Street Banks still averse to Development Finance

59% of brokers working in the development finance sector have said that the last time they approached a High Street Bank with a proposal for development finance it was rejected. The survey, carried out by United Trust Bank, found that... View Article

MAB comments on CML Mortgage Lending data

Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), comments: “A successful year of mortgage lending was rounded off by a strong final quarter, which saw a 19% year-on-year increase in lending volumes. This drives home the progress made... View Article

CIBSE announces winners of 2014 Building Performance Awards

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) revealed the winners of its prestigious Building Performance Awards at a ceremony on Tuesday 11th February 2014 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Attendees saw Sustainable Design Solutions and Marks & Spencer... View Article

Plans submitted for new housing scheme

A stretch of land in a South Yorkshire village that has been derelict for almost 20 years is set to be transformed thanks to new housing plans. National housing developer Keepmoat and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council have submitted planning permission... View Article