A happy home is a well-designed home

Jason Orme, property expert and presenter of The Real Homes Show, explains how house design can make the home a happier place to be in. It’s a common belief that when we improve our homes, we improve our wellbeing.  Our homes... View Article

Innovative housing scheme gets green light from Planning

An innovative pilot scheme which will see the first modular homes built as part of Cardiff Council’s flagship housebuilding programme has been given the go-ahead by Planning Committee. The 100 per cent affordable housing project on Crofts Street in Plasnewydd... View Article

Niederhafen River Promenade

Located at Niederhafen on the Elbe River between St. Pauli Landungsbrücken and Baumwall in Hamburg, the upgraded 625 metre river promenade is integral to the modernisation and reinforcement of the city’s flood protection system. In the aftermath of storm surge... View Article

A hidden gem

An elegant new development for retirees has become a discreet addition to a Surrey town, offering elderly buyers both tailor-made housing and a sense of community. Jack Wooler spoke to Martin Brown from developer McCarthy & Stone on their approach... View Article

The value and opportunities within modular construction

Having gained considerable momentum over the past few years, modular construction makes up 60-70% of the offsite manufacturing sector and reduces build times by an impressive 50-60%. At the forefront of offsite approaches, volumetric modular methods have a remarkable impact... View Article

Putting roof tile sustainability first

Mark Parsons of Russell Roof Tiles explores why housebuilders and developers need to be working closely with roofing manufacturers to incorporate sustainable solutions on new-builds, in order to ensure they are attracting the current generation of homeowners. The housebuilding industry... View Article

ICF – sense and sustainability

Robin Miller of Beco Wallform gives his views on why insulating concrete formwork (ICF) is the ideal practical choice for self-builders concerned about sustainability and climate change There is growing recognition – now almost universal – that unless significant action... View Article

Thousands of nuisance calls lands property boss 5-year ban

Jonathon De Sousa (29), of Barnton, Northwich, was the director of Xternal Property Renovations Ltd, a property repairs and maintenance company. From its incorporation in August 2015, the company relied heavily on direct marketing techniques – cold-calling members of the... View Article

How to style your home like an interior designer

Want to make your home look like it’s come straight out of an interior design magazine? You don’t need to have a huge budget to create a luxurious and stylish interior. Here, you’ll discover some of the best ways to... View Article

Natural stone, ethically sourced

Matt Rob of the Stone Federation discusses the rising trend of buyers searching for ethically sourced natural stone, and the systems that are in place to prove the authenticity of such products. In 2015, The Modern Slavery Act was created... View Article

A clear set of options

When looking to create a unique home, glass gives you a wide range of options, especially when it comes to balconies and even atriums, as Susan Sinden of glass processor ESG Group explains One of the most common themes we... View Article