An expectation of safety

Following a report last week by BBC’s Watchdog highlighting the hundreds of new build homes which are a fire risk, we are once again reminded of the dangerous gap between the expectation of safety, the reality of building regulations and... View Article

Legal & General launches Guild Living

Legal & General announces the expansion of its later living offering with the establishment of Guild Living a developer and operator of urban later living communities. Through Guild Living, it plans to deliver over 3,000 new homes over the next... View Article

LGA responds to MHLG discounted homes funding

Responding to MHCLG’s announcement that £8.5 million will fund pilots supporting community groups to build discounted homes, Local Government Association housing spokesman Cllr Martin Tett, said: “The Government’s announcement of £8.5 million is a positive step and will support some... View Article

CPRE reaction to permitted development rights extension

New planning rights to make some development easier risk undermining local community and authority influence, says CPRE. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has said the ‘permitted development rights’ will be extended from 25 May to allow... View Article

Getting on top of Document Q

Jamie Johnson of IronmongeryDirect discusses the importance of door and window security in the context of complying with Approved Document Q According to the Office for National Statistics, between January and September 2018 there were over 200,000 residential burglaries recorded... View Article

The Principal Transformation

When the historic Russell Hotel was refurbished before reopening as the Principal London Hotel the tiling contractor chosen to fit out the 338 guest bathrooms and public washrooms was Chiltern Contracts, who specified Kerakoll products for their “ease of use... View Article

Fire Safe Facade Refurbishment

A new replacement facade system being installed at a high-rise residential building in Leeds brings the structure up to compliance with the new government guidance Two derelict blocks at Saxton Gardens in Leeds were completely renovated in 2007, providing 410... View Article

A Partnership in Excellence with Kingspan and Nulok

Long-term partners, Kingspan Insulated Panels and Nulok have combined their innovative pitched slate and tile roofing systems to create a slim, versatile solution that offers the benefits of insulated panels with the aesthetic appeal of traditional vernacular roof finishes –... View Article

The fledgling market for bird-safe glass

Birds colliding with glass on building facades is one of the leading causes of avian mortality across the globe, however despite this fact it’s an issue that has often flown under the radar in the UK. Here Leo Pyrah of... View Article

Glass walls from Express Bi-folding Doors

Ulla Green is a former RAF officers’ residence, transformed using bespoke glazing solutions from Express Bi-folding Doors. The rear elevation boasts a run of glazing of more than nine metres – a huge triple track sliding door, plus a large... View Article

Furnish with Norbord

The UK market for wood panel products is dominated by the construction industry for structural, aesthetic and fitting-out purposes. Where MDF excels too is in furniture; its consistent and reliable physical characteristics, and the ease with which it can be... View Article