Network Rail wins 2019 RIBA Client of the Year

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) have announced Network Rail as the winner of the 2019 RIBA Client of the Year. The annual RIBA award recognises the role that a good client plays in championing brilliant architecture. Since its foundation... View Article

Cork House wins Stephen Lawrence Prize 2019

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has named Cork House, an ingenious carbon-neutral private house in Berkshire, made almost entirely from cork, as winner of the 2019 Stephen Lawrence Prize. Cork House, by Matthew Barnett Howland with Dido Milne and Oliver Wilton has... View Article

Going green on top

Victoria Ramwell from Kemper System discusses specification best practice and the key considerations for green roofs, including design, location and waterproofing aspects Green roofs are evolving rapidly, transforming from a specialist eco-feature to a more mainstream technology which can be... View Article

Good things come to those who wait

Finally moving in to their dream self-built home in Norfolk was a very long time coming for David and Deanna Martin One of the most intimidating aspects of buying a plot of land and building your own house is worrying... View Article

SOUND THE ALARM

When it comes to the detection of smoke, heat and carbon monoxide (CO) in high rise buildings, it is vital to get it right first time. With this in mind, it’s crucial to be aware of the most effective alarm... View Article

ASFP releases programme for London seminar

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has now released the full programme for its CPD seminar in central London on 23 October 2019. The seminar, at the Aviva Building, 1 Undershaft, London EC3P 3DQ, aims to improve awareness of... View Article

Stepping into the light

Despite having an architecture degree, Tom Holliday and his wife Carly turned to an architect friend to help them transform a dark, dated cottage into a light and spacious family home near York If Carly and Tom Holliday had known... View Article

Linden Homes acquires land to deliver 745 homes

Leading housebuilder, Linden Homes, has completed a major land deal to deliver 745 much-needed homes in Thanet, Kent. The 54-acre development will provide a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom homes, with 25 percent of homes on site being... View Article

Could rent caps be the new battleground?

Patrick Mooney, News Editor for Housing Management & Maintenance looks at whether rent control is going to dominate the private rental sector A barrage of new rules and tougher regulation has rained down on the private rented sector in the... View Article

Multi-million pound construction partnership agreed

A deal worth £160m has been struck between a housing association and four construction companies to deliver hundreds of homes across Gloucestershire and the West of England, it has been announced today. Bromford, which owns 44,000 homes in the Midlands... View Article

Building good health

Built on a wooded rural site on the coast near Bristol, a stunning family home has been created that was prefabricated in Germany using natural materials, and designed with health and wellbeing in mind Those who have holidayed in the... View Article