UK rental sector shrugs off pre-Brexit jitters

Given the intensity of the debate about Brexit’s likely impact on UK house prices, the country’s rapidly growing rental sector has been left rather overshadowed. However, from the expansion of the ‘build to rent’ offering to the more discerning buy... View Article

Cleaning up after hoarders

Jamie Woodhall, Technical & Innovations Manager, Rentokil Specialist Hygiene Netflix’s latest series to go viral, Tidying up with Marie Kondo, may have left many Brits feeling motivated to clear-out their wardrobes or reorganise their workspace. The show, though aiming to... View Article

First steps for community-led homes scheme

A council-backed project where community groups can bid to develop and manage their own affordable homes is holding its first workshop for local people looking to get involved. As part of the council’s wider drive to boost the borough’s housing... View Article

Putting community at the centre

Providing retirement homes alongside a multi-functional social hub, it is hoped that Debden Grange will become a ‘village within in a village’ for retirees in Essex. Jack Wooler spoke to Andrew Mills of developer Retirement Villages Group, to see how... View Article

JDP appoints new managing director

JDP have announced that Darran Rickards will take up the position of Managing Director of JDP with effect from April 1, 2019. Steve McLellan, who is currently Managing Director of JDP, will be moving to Tessenderlo Group with effect from... View Article

New MD for CPMG Architects to focus on exporting more design

London-based CPMG Architects has announced the appointment of Richard Flisher as the firm’s new managing director. Richard has more than 30 years’ experience as a chartered architect and is responsible for delivering the UK’s first Carbon Negative, PassivHaus certified office building... View Article

Blog: AI and VR in House Building

Technology is advancing at break-neck speed but so far, the construction industry has stayed relatively impervious to it. This is often put down to the very slim margins that developers work to which makes the investment in new technology seem... View Article

BRE announces winners of the BREEAM Awards 2019

BRE has announced the winners of its BREEAM Awards 2019 at a gala event held last night at the London Hilton Bankside Hotel. An annual fixture for built environment professionals, the awards recognise excellence in the sustainable building arena. This year’s gala event... View Article

SuDS is not money down the drain

Brian Wilson of Tobermore explores how the changing climate is urgently increasing the need for sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS). Climate change is the talk of the moment, with consumers being encouraged to reduce and monitor their water consumption. Flooding... View Article

Senior picked for Berry Court residential scheme

Aluminium doors and windows from Senior Architectural Systems have been used to frame the views enjoyed by the residents of the new Berry Court private rental scheme in Bournemouth. Designed by Bright Space Architects, the new development of 113 high... View Article

How to boost kerb appeal

With new data from Reapit showing an unprecedented five-year sharp drop in property transactions in the last quarter, (36 per cent lower than the long-term average), boosting your home’s kerb appeal is more important than ever. Powertools2U has revealed that almost half of potential... View Article