Three is the magic number for new modular housing scheme

An innovative combination of three reflective, low emissivity wall construction membranes from Protect Membranes has been used to deliver the magic formula for a flagship affordable housing scheme in Swansea on behalf of Gwalia Housing / Pobl Group, delivering thermal... View Article

CIEH calls for better regulation for letting agents

Responding to the new investigation by Which? into unfair practices from Letting Agents, the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) has called for better regulation for letting agents. The Which? Investigation found that some lettings agents are using unfair practices... View Article

Five things to consider for your self-build

Even years of experience in the construction industry doesn’t guarantee a smooth ride for a self-build, as each project is different. Below, Chris Stanley, Housing Manager at the Concrete Block Association (CBA), discusses his experience building his own home and... View Article

Planning your dream extension

By John M Staves, CEng FIStructE The decision to extend your property should not be taken lightly especially when altering your home. It will be inconvenient, messy and disruptive to day-to-day family life. To ensure that the change to your... View Article

PRP appointed to design outline planning for Pydar

Leading UK architecture firm PRP has been appointed by Cornwall Council to design the outline planning proposal for the regeneration of the Pydar neighbourhood in Truro. The ambitious redevelopment is one of the council’s most significant projects within its investment... View Article

Education framework success for Watson Batty

Watson Batty Architects has announced that it has successfully secured a place on two significant university frameworks for architectural services. After a competitive procurement process Watson Batty is one of just three architecture firms to secure a place with The... View Article

Blog: Competency in Construction

With the construction industry in need of a widespread culture change and a chain of responsibility, who will have responsibility for delivering standards of performance throughout the lifecycle of a building? By looking at both the existing regulatory framework and... View Article

Marley Alutec launches Elite new roof outlet range

Marley Alutec, the UK’s leading aluminium rainwater system manufacturer, has launched Elite, an innovative multi-purpose flat roof and balcony drainage system that is compatible with all waterproofing membranes and roof build-ups. The launch is supported by the introduction of a... View Article

Metsec wins BIM/Digital Construction Award

Metsec has won the BIM/Digital Construction Award at the Offsite Construction Awards ceremony, held at Futurebuild 2019 at Excel, London. The prestigious award not only underlines Metsec’s commitment to Building Information Modelling but also reinforces the company’s position as one... View Article