Electric range cookers – at home in any kitchen

Stylish, versatile and easy to install, modern energy-efficient range cookers are enjoying a new lease of life in both town and country, as ESSE’s Mark Blewitt explains It’s an established rite of passage on the downshifter’s ‘road less travelled.’ Scour... View Article

London Festival of Architecture at the Charterhouse

The Charterhouse, the seven-acre site between Barbican and Farringdon embracing seven centuries of history, is delighted to be participating in this year’s London Festival of Architecture throughout June. On the programme is an exclusive talk by eminent architect Eric Parry... View Article

LDA Design appoints new Head of Planning

Alex Herbert joins LDA Design as a new Head of Planning to continue to grow the practice’s planning offer in infrastructure, energy, major mixed-use development and regeneration. Alex is highly experienced at taking extremely challenging, nationally significant projects through the... View Article

A healthy home is a sustainable home

Heat recovery ventilation can make homes dramatically healthier, and going a step further with heat pump ventilation can also offer energy efficient heating and cooling, says Clarissa Youden of Total Home Environment With self-builders becoming more aware that they need... View Article

Decking or patio – which one is better?

Decking or patio can be an ideal way to extend your usable outdoor space. Having that additional flat space is perfect for summer barbecues, eating outdoors, and is somewhere to place outdoor furniture relax. But which one is right for... View Article

PHASE3 Completes ONE Putney

PHASE3, an emerging architecture practice, completes its first landmark scheme in London. At a critical moment when the shifting format of retail is challenging our town centres, our aim was to create a well proportioned and well crafted building for the... View Article

Euroclad Group welcomes new managing director

Euroclad Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Aiveen Kearney as Managing Director. Aiveen will replace Simon Thomas who has elected to leave the company after 30 plus years. Paul O’Gorman commented, “On behalf of the Kingspan Group, I... View Article

Closing the gap on performance

By Dr Gavin Dunn, Chief Executive of Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) The construction industry has long grappled with the challenges of closing the performance gap between as-designed and as-built building performance. From energy performance, air quality, ventilation and... View Article

New permitted development rules are good for planning

Under new permitted development rules, homeowners in terraced and semi-detached homes will be able to put single story extensions of up to 6 metres at the rear of their properties without needing to obtain planning permission. Those in detached homes... View Article