Perkins+Will welcomes sustainability director to London studio

The London studio of global architecture and design firm Perkins+Will have announced the appointment of a new sustainability director, Asif Din, who joined in late January. Asif will be leading strategic initiatives for sustainable building across the firm’s practice areas, including... View Article

ISH 2019 showcases 12 colour trends for the bathroom

With its evolution into a lifestyle space, the bathroom is experiencing the return of colour as well.The colour transgressions of the 60s and 70s are forgotten – the main thing is to avoid boredom at all costs. Bathroom planners and the... View Article

Landlords can now be sued for cold or damp homes under new laws

From 20 March, the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act will make landlords more accountable for conditions in their properties. Landlords will have to make sure their properties meet certain standards at the beginning and throughout a tenancy. For the first time... View Article

MORhomes issues inaugural £250m benchmark bond

MORhomes PLC, the new funding agency owned by 62 housing associations, is pleased to announce that it has issued its inaugural £250m benchmark bond issue funding 19 year loans to 9 registered provider groups in England and Wales. The bond... View Article

Install sprinklers now, says London Fire Brigade and Johnson Controls

Following the news that the London Fire Brigade has called for all purpose-built residential blocks to have sprinklers installed, Simon Rooks, operations director at Johnson Controls and council member of the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BASFSA), comments on how the government and building... View Article

Get advice and inspiration at the NEC

Discover the wide range of expert knowledge and advice on offer for self-builders at the National Homebuilding & Renovating Show, which is being held in March at the NEC, Birmingham Recent reports from Plotfinder reveal a 31 per cent year... View Article

Albyn Housing Society takes handover of new Nairn homes

An affordable housing scheme in Nairn has welcomed its first residents, after Albyn Housing Society took handover of the development. The 23 new build homes at Farnack Street have been allocated for affordable rent via the Highland Housing Register, providing... View Article

Make room outside

David Coleman of Oak Timber Structures explains why the inclusion of an oak gazebo in the garden can add huge value to a property for the long term, and discusses the considerations to bear in mind With fewer people moving... View Article

Arup backs cities to help reach their climate change targets

Arup has announced a renewal of its partnership with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) to affect meaningful, measurable and sustainable action on climate change. Led by its ambition to shape a better world, Arup will back cities to rapidly reduce emissions to... View Article

LGA responds to MHCLG rapid rehousing pathway funding

Responding to MHCLG’s announcement that 42 bids for the rapid rehousing pathway had been successful, Local Government Association Housing spokesman Cllr Martin Tett, said:  “Funding for local authorities will help council efforts to try and tackle homelessness. Every instance of... View Article