Can MMC quality reduce fire risk in buildings?

Mary McCollum of Sapphire Balconies explains how the quality control possible through modern methods of construction (MMC) can reduce fire risk in buildings – particularly when installing balconies. Modern methods of construction (MMC) may hold the key to a myriad... View Article

Why it’s important your home can ‘breathe’

By James Ayres, co-founder and operations director, Lime Green Water is always around us. It’s in the air, in our houses, in the fabric of their structures and in the building materials we use. Too little or too much water... View Article

City’s new five-year Housing Strategy approved

City of Wolverhampton Council’s Cabinet recently approved a new five-year Housing Strategy for the city. Residents and stakeholders were consulted on the new strategy ‘Better Homes for All’, which sets out the council’s ambitions from 2019 to 2024. It outlines... View Article

Encasement acquires Pendock from Davidson Holdings

Peterborough based architectural and decorative casing solutions specialist, Encasement Ltd, has acquired Pendock as part of its strategy to expand into new market sectors, while increasing production capacity with the addition of Pendock’s UK based manufacturing facilities. Encasement was formed... View Article

Grand jury for 2020 RIBA International Prize revealed

RIBA has announced the Grand Jury for the 2020 RIBA International Prize, the prestigious prize for architecture outside of the UK. 2020’s Grand Jury led by Odile Decq includes Es Devlin (Lay Juror); Jeanne Gang; Rossana Hu and Gustavo Utrabo.... View Article

Two of Kevin McCloud’s property businesses go into liquidation

Two companies forming part of Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud’s eco-friendly property business Happiness Architecture Beauty (HAB) have gone into liquidation. Investors had been attracted to HAB Land and subsidiary HAB Land Finance by a multimillion pound fundraising scheme that... View Article

Entries Now closed for Surface Design Awards 2020

Entries are now closed for Surface Design Awards 2020, and with an impressive 107 entries spanning from 21 different countries it looks like this might be one of the most fiercely contested Surface Design Awards to date. The awards have... View Article

Barratt Developments trading update

Barratt Developments PLC (the ‘Group’) held its Annual General Meeting (‘AGM’) at 12:00pm in London on 16 October and issued a trading update for the 15 week period from 1 July to 13 October (the ‘period’). All comparatives are to... View Article

Work starts on China outpost for iconic UK school

Ground has been broken on a major new school campus for Fettes College in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou Fettes College was founded in 1870 in Edinburgh and is one of the UK’s leading independent schools with an alumni... View Article

CABE Awards 2019 winners announced

The winners of Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) Built Environment Awards 2019 were announced at a gala black-tie dinner held on 3rd October as part of the Association’s Annual Conference and Exhibition at Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel. CABE’s Built... View Article