Four ways to prevent & protect against house fire

You may not want to picture this, but imagine you are soundly sleeping on your bed and you instantaneously wake up by flames, smoke, and blaring fire detectors. The scariest vision, right? You and your loved ones are left out... View Article

COMMENT: Architecture practice reacts to cabinet reshuffle

Félicie Krikler, director at Assael Architecture, said: “There is a total incompatibility between the political cycles and the long-term aspects of housing, and appointing the tenth housing minister in the last ten years makes a complete mockery of the role.... View Article

Supporting the UK’s construction industry in 2020

Jerald Solis, Director, Experience Invest In the aftermath of the EU referendum in June 2016, there was a visible amount of consternation in the construction industry. For a sector that had developed close professional ties to the continent, both in... View Article

Demand fuels developer’s appeal for Flintshire land

The homebuilder behind four successful Flintshire developments is keen to acquire additional land to satisfy demand. Flintshire Council’s Local Development Plan sets out a vision of delivering 7,000 new homes by 2030. Elan Homes has a proven track record and... View Article

Be a septic sceptic!

Dave Vincent of Kingspan Klargester breaks down everything that self-builders need to know about the ins and outs of off-mains drainage, from legal issues to the variety of options available Building a home in a quiet rural setting offers the... View Article

Property leader reacts to Esther McVey’s sacking

Paresh Raja, CEO of Market Financial Solutions, said: “A new parliament, a new housing minister. One has to think whether this cabinet position holds any real relevance anymore – it has become something of a merry-go-round, with Esther McVey’s successor... View Article

Faster foundations for your development

Abbey Pynford’s foundation systems are up to 70 per cent faster than traditional methods. By replacing the need for traditional strip foundations or pile and beam, we can cut weeks from your programme. This is achieved through reduced preparatory works,... View Article

Safe as well as sustainable stoves

Erica Malkin of the Stove Industry Alliance takes a look at the key considerations for self-builders looking to enjoy a wood burning stove in their new home, including recent changes in legislation Wood burning stoves offer a low carbon, renewable... View Article