LGA responds to government’s homelessness reduction act review

Responding to the Government’s review of the Homelessness Reduction Act, Cllr David Renard, Local Government Association housing spokesperson, said: “Since the Homelessness Reduction Act was introduced, councils have continued to work hard to manage increased demand for support and find... View Article

A sense of repurpose

From Steve McSorley, Director, Perega The concept of circular design in construction is nothing new and, over the last decade, many articles have been written on the long-term advantages this approach can offer society at large. One particular aspect of... View Article

Firestopping and the design of penetration seals

A service penetration through a fire-separating element may well be viewed as a minor element of a compartment wall or floor, but their importance cannot be understated. We talk to Bob Westcombe, UK Fire Protection Manager at ROCKWOOL about mechanical... View Article

Extinguishing fire safety myths

Fire Safety has and always will be a well-documented subject, with various experts and regulatory bodies sharing key insights that save lives. Despite this, practical knowledge can sometimes be overshadowed by false information and myth. Karen Trigg of Allegion UK... View Article

St Arthur Homes set for expansion as Shared Ownership surges

As demand for shared ownership housing increases nationwide, affordable housing provider St Arthur Homes is aiming for significant expansion and has made several new senior staff appointments as it ramps up its business. Since lockdown many registered providers have reported... View Article

Programme launches to prevent employee addiction crisis

e UK’s leading addiction treatment specialists UKAT have launched a new Addiction Awareness programme, aimed at helping those working in the Building & Construction trade across the country. The programme is set to support employers and employees as the Government... View Article

Building a retirement houseboat in Shoreham from scratch

Tata roofing system went up in just one day – By Southern Sheeting The Shoreham Houseboat community has been called “Britain’s wackiest street,” with more than 40 houseboats, ranging from a converted post-war German torpedo boat to a British gunboat... View Article

ZHA announces the design of 2 Murray Road

Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s central business district, the 36-storey Murray Road project for Henderson Land replaces a multi-storey car park to create an urban oasis adjacent to Chater Garden within a short walking distance to both Central... View Article

Care Homes – time for a change

‘Care Homes should be seen very much places to go to live rather than places to die, their design should reflect this and we shouldn’t assume anything when anticipating tastes and preferences of older generations.’ James Potter of WGP Architects. When... View Article