Postcode lottery for landlord licences

The cost of landlord licensing schemes in Britain are a postcode lottery reveals new research1 from Direct Line for Business. The analysis of licensing charges between local authorities show a large variance, with the cost of a new licence ranging from... View Article

CSR in action by the Window Company (Contracts)

As the current holder of the G-Awards Installer of the Year title, commercial specialist The Window Company (Contracts) is embracing the opportunity which that presents to set the very highest standards for all those operating in the window and door... View Article

Cembrit HD is in the Wings at Twickenham

Cembrit HD (heavy duty) board has recently been installed in the newly redeveloped East Stand at Twickenham, the home of England Rugby. Resilient, hard wearing and with an impressive fire rating, HD is an ideal multi-use board for high traffic... View Article

Pland Stainless centenary attracts Royal Guest

HRH Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex visited Leeds manufacturer, Pland Stainless, this morning as part of their Centenary celebrations. Established in 1919 on the same site, stainless steel products manufacturer Pland Stainless, invited the Royal Guest to take a... View Article

Streamlining the future of planning

In Britain, a mere 10% of housing completions stem from the self-build sector, compared to around 80% in Austria. Establishing why this figure is so low is key to increasing the country’s number of self-builders and based on the information available, planning... View Article

OMNIE UFH warms traditional style Cotswold stone homes

A development of six new five-bedroom detached properties, close to Cirencester town centre, whose construction features the area’s distinctive natural Cotswold Limestone, is making full use of the benefits to the ClipPlate system and other products form the range of... View Article

Arup report encourages the use of timber to help tackle climate change

Arup today (19th March) launches its ‘Rethinking Timber Report’ aimed at accelerating the construction industry’s response to reducing global emissions and achieving net zero carbon buildings by using sustainable materials. The report highlights the time and efficiency savings that can result from... View Article

Bellway set to hit apprenticeship targets in 2019

Bellway is set to become one of the first major British housebuilders to achieve ‘5% Club’ status when it reaches its apprenticeship target this year. The company, which builds houses across England, Scotland and Wales, has pledged that apprentices will... View Article

Tolent start work on £400 million flagship Leeds project

Tolent has announced its recent contract win at Kirkstall Forge, where the team will build the site’s first residential phase, with the contract initially delivering the construction of two prototype houses. Led by CEG, Kirkstall Forge is a £400 million... View Article