McGoff Construction secures contracts worth more than £100m

One of the North West’s leading construction firms, McGoff Construction, has secured more than £100 million worth of work for 2021. The contracts are primarily for the McGoff Group’s asset backed operating businesses in the care and education sectors; New... View Article

Grenfell insulation manufacturer behaved “unethically”

The company behind Grenfell Tower’s insulation presented “deliberately misleading” testing for the project’s refurbishment, according to its former product manager. Jonathan Roper, who formerly worked at Celotex Insulation, told the public inquiry that he had been made to “lie for... View Article

A work in progress

Jack Wooler speaks to Andrew Baddeley-Chappell, CEO of the National Custom and Self Build Association, on why England lags behind the developed world on levels of self-build, and what can be done Self- and custom-build homes make up around 40... View Article

The path to green finance

The Government’s Green Homes Grant offers homeowners up to £10,000 for energy-saving home improvements. Jack Wooler explains how you can take up the opportunity, and enhance your project’s sustainability Able to fund up to two-thirds of the cost of energy-saving... View Article

The perfect front door

Bethaney Larkman, marketing manager at Distinction Doors gives practical advice for selecting the right entrance door for your self-build or renovation project An entrance door is a subtle yet effective way of enhancing your home. It is the exterior definitive... View Article

Get on top of sustainability

With the Future Homes Standard about to change how we heat and power homes for ever, self-builders wanting to future-proof their homes should consider integrated green roofing solutions, says Marley’s Stuart Nicholson Time is now ticking for everyone in housebuilding,... View Article

Unintended consequences

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Lizzy and Rupert Atkins hadn’t intended to do a self-build, but when faced with moving out of the area they loved, they decided to embark on a major renovation project to transform an ‘ugly duckling’ Atkins had been... View Article

Pocket and planet

Here Paul Bailey of Grohe UK answers FAQs on how water-saving products can be incorporated into self-builders’ bathroom projects, to save them money and help the planet With a staggering 32 per cent of household daily water usage used for... View Article

King’s Cross completes on its latest office building

A striking new office building, 22 Handyside Street at King’s Cross, designed by Coffey Architects, has now completed. Located, on the corner of Handyside Street and York Way of the 67-acre King’s Cross development, the building features a skewed, pitched roof, perforated aluminium... View Article

Strategic approach to climate change is critical, says RTPI

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has published a report on best practice for strategic planning for climate resilience across city regions. Research was undertaken by RTPI staff working with the Liverpool City Region and constituent councils during 2019 and... View Article

Gun Quarter set for £35m sustainable build-to-rent development

Planning permission has been granted to Claridge Architects to construct a £35 million, 203-unit build-to-rent property on Hanley Street in Birmingham’s historic Gun Quarter. The residential-led, mixed use proposal on behalf of Czero Developments will deliver a sustainable, high quality... View Article

Government Ministers confirm overhaul of housing algorithm

Commenting on Ministers confirming an overhaul of the housing algorithm in changes to the planning system, Tom Fyans, campaigns and policy director at CPRE, the countryside charity, said: “If the housing algorithm is being overhauled, this could be a major... View Article

NYC’s Newest Public Park Unveiled

New York City now has a beautiful new public park on the Upper West Side to be enjoyed by visitors of all ages: Waterline Square Park. Designed by acclaimed landscape architecture firm Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, this coveted green space... View Article