Plans approved that shape future of Ebbsfleet Garden City

Important plans which will define one of the largest areas of Ebbsfleet Garden City have been approved. Ebbsfleet Development Corporation’s Planning Committee approved masterplans and design codes for the villages of Ashmere and Alkerden. Up to 4,600  homes will be... View Article

LGA responds to Local Government Homelessness Commission report

Responding to a report from the Local Government Homelessness Commission, launched by the Local Government Information Unit, calling on the Government to adopt a national housing and homelessness strategy with sustainable funding for local authorities, the Local Government Association’s Housing... View Article

Brothers scoop coveted quality awards for family housebuilder

Luxury housebuilders Mactaggart & Mickel are celebrating their latest awards success, after four of their site managers were recognised this week with NHBC ‘Pride in the Job’ Quality Awards – a highly-coveted national accolade for building site managers. Paul Starritt,... View Article

Let’s end this ‘cladding confusion.’

It is now more than two years since the Grenfell Tower fire. The government needs to move more quickly to bring confidence back to residents and the cladding sector alike, says Peter Johnson, chairman of Vivalda Group. Credit where it’s... View Article

Bespoke, handmade bronze windows and doors

Architectural Bronze Casements make bespoke, handmade bronze windows, doors, screens and secondary glazing. Bronze is an exciting and traditional alternative to steel and aluminium. Made from architectural bronze which is strong, long lasting and visually appealing, bronze casements offer fine... View Article

MixC Shenzhen Bay Wins Gold at ICSC China Shopping Centre Awards

Lead8, the international firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, has won Gold for MixC Shenzhen Bay at the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC)–China Shopping Centre & Retailers Awards on 18 June 2019. Lead8 is the Architect, Interior Designer and... View Article

Let’s breathe clean air – even at home

On #CleanAirDay in the UK, Dane Ralston, founder and Managing Director of iOpt welcomes the opportunity to help improve the health of tenants by monitoring the air quality in their homes. Indeed, ensuring the air we breathe is safe, particularly... View Article

Lending is fit and well. How are you?

Stephen O’Brien of Wolsey explores the role of SME housebuilders in meeting the Government’s housing targets, and how specialist lenders can aid this process. More homes were delivered to the market last year than in all but one of the... View Article

Acoustic Glass – A sound investment?

Tom Wright of George Barnsdale explains the difference between acoustic glass varieties, and provides examples of where increased investment is worth it. Increasingly, window manufacturers are being asked by developers and specifiers about the acoustic performance of windows and doors.... View Article

ESi – heating controls for all homes

ESi offers a range of programmers that enables the installer to comply with Part L of the Building Regulations, providing separate timed heating control for living and sleeping zones in a home, while also providing timed control of hot water.... View Article