Re-think, re-purpose, relax

If you’re embarking on a house renovation project, this is an exciting opportunity to make your home truly suited to your lifestyle and tastes says Jo Dyson, partner of Mae House Design and renovation and interiors expert for the London Homebuilding & Renovating... View Article

UK’s landlords struggling to keep up with recent reforms

New research commissioned by Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has uncovered that many of the UK’s landlords are struggling to keep pace with new legislative and regulatory reforms that have been introduced in the past year. The independent survey of 400... View Article

Eight former Staffordshire police properties now on market

With eight former Staffordshire Police premises going on sale, property developers and occupiers are presented with the unique opportunity to acquire one or more of the properties. Strategic property consultancy Jon Flowith & Partners has been instructed to market the eight buildings,... View Article

Castles & Coasts appoints new housing services director

Castles & Coasts Housing Association (CCHA), which owns and manages more than 7,000 homes across Cumbria and the North of England, has appointed Dawn Clark as housing services director. She takes over from David Armstrong, who has retired. Having been... View Article

Construction pay soars as brexodus skills shortage bites

Asking salaries in the construction industry are rising – despite Brexit uncertainty. Research from specialist recruiter Randstad Construction, Property & Engineering into almost 6,800 permanent placed construction jobs shows salaries across the sector rose 9% in the 12 months to... View Article

Fastflow Group and United Living join forces

Fastflow Group, the utilities and property services business, and United Living, a new and refurbished housing specialist, today announce that they have merged to operate under one group. The enlarged group will retain the existing contracting companies under their separate... View Article

Housing enforcement operations sting landlords

Rogue landlords in the City of Wolverhampton are facing possible legal action after the council’s private housing services team exercised its enforcement powers. Two evening operations were recently carried out on properties in the Park Village, Whitmore Reans and Penn... 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

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