Two sentenced following asbestos breach

A landlord and building contractor have been fined after large quantities of asbestos fibres were released from the demolition of a conservatory at a rented property. Birmingham Magistrates Court heard the landlord commissioned a building contractor to replace a conservatory... View Article

Hampshire HA house destroyed in lethal gas explosion

A house owned by a housing association in the Hampshire town of Andover was destroyed in a gas explosion which also killed the resident, in the week between Christmas and New Year. Emergency services found the body of James Kirkby,... View Article

Jump in the number of dangerous gas appliances in our homes

The number of dangerous gas appliances in our homes has risen to hit a five-year high, reversing an earlier improving trend. Tenants are more at risk than owner-occupiers with 1,674 dangerous appliances reported in rental properties compared to 1,037 dangerous... View Article

Fireplace installers sentenced for unregistered gas work

Two self-employed fireplace installers have been sentenced after carrying out unregistered gas work. Greater Manchester Magistrates Court heard that Karl Welsh and James Allen installed new gas fires in three North West domestic properties, despite not being Gas Safe registered.... View Article

Company fined after asbestos materials released

A Glasgow based building contractor has been fined after an employee used a power saw to cut through a kitchen cupboard door, accidentally releasing asbestos materials. Glasgow Sheriff Court heard that between November and December 2015, City Building (Glasgow) LLP was... View Article

Wimshurst Pelleriti makes clever use of an awkward site

Wimshurst Pelleriti is architect, developer and contractor for a small but shapely apartment block that makes the most of an awkward corner site in Hampton Wick, London. The recently completed building replaces two derelict shops with four individually designed one-bed... View Article

Surface Design Show 2019

The 2019 edition of Surface Design Show, which took place at London’s Business Design Centre from 5 – 7 February, gave a platform to more surface material and lighting specialists than ever before. More than 150 exhibitors from across Europe put... View Article

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson designs High Meadow Studio at Fallingwater

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has designed High Meadow studio, a re-purposed educational hub for students of the Fallingwater Institute’s summer residency programs in architecture, art, and design. The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, entrusted to preserve and conserve Fallingwater and the natural and... View Article

The New SureSet website

SureSet are proud to announce their new look website is now live. As well as the ever popular galleries, case studies and technical information previously available on the old website, the new site also includes a built in online shop... View Article

Anvil metal cladding systems

This innovative range of metal rainscreen systems allow a precise and efficient installation, with perfect joint lines and accurate tolerances. The common misconception is that innovative and stylish metal facade systems are expensive and perceived to be complicated to install... View Article

SBS delivers new energy efficiency scheme in Middlesbrough

In February, Sustainable Building Services (UK) Ltd began enabling works on a new social housing scheme in Redcar, in preparation for installing external wall insulation to 92 occupied homes. It is acting on behalf of Beyond Housing, following a successful... View Article

Strengthening of Senior Team at National Home Builder

Keepmoat Homes, the UK’s leading partnership home builder has announced a strengthening of its senior team with the promotion of a new Chief Executive and appointment of a new Group Production Director. Tim Beale, who joined Keepmoat Homes in 2017... View Article