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

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

Lending is fit and well. How are you?

Stephen O’Brien of Wolsey explores the role of SME housebuilders in meeting the Government’s housing targets, and how specialist lenders can aid this process. More homes were delivered to the market last year than in all but one of the... View Article

Acoustic Glass – A sound investment?

Tom Wright of George Barnsdale explains the difference between acoustic glass varieties, and provides examples of where increased investment is worth it. Increasingly, window manufacturers are being asked by developers and specifiers about the acoustic performance of windows and doors.... View Article

The most profitable home improvements revealed

Whether you’re an existing or prospective homeowner, it’s always vital to understand the impact home improvements can have on your property value. Understanding which renovations can add value to your home, and therefore generate a greater return should you chose... View Article

Berkeley full year results announced

The Berkeley Group Holdings plc has announced its audited results for the financial year ended 30 April 2019. Berkeley is the country’s leading place-maker, operating principally in London, Birmingham and the South East. We are a proud UK business and... View Article

The best and worst home improvements

When it comes to selling your home and climbing up the property ladder, naturally, you want to get the best possible return on your initial investment. With fluctuations in the housing market and areas coming in and out of ‘fashion’,... View Article