Tenants plan for life after lockdown

New demand is starting to strengthen although higher numbers than ever have renewed tenancy deals since the lockdown Demand for rental property has picked up in April as prospective tenants begin to plan for life after the lockdown. In the... View Article

NHIC launches second COVID19 impact survey

Following its successful COVID19 impact survey, the National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) has launched its second nationwide industry survey to better understand the impact the COVID19 pandemic is having on householders. The COVID19 impact survey, launched on 9th April 2020... View Article

Contractor Novus reopens first phase of construction sites

Stoke-based building contractor Novus has reopened a number of its construction sites across the UK as it starts the first phase of its coronavirus mitigation plan. The business operates on a national level and has re-opened around half of its newbuild sites... View Article

Future-proofing newbuild homes

The impending changes to Part L1A and Part F of the Building Regulations for new dwellings will increase energy efficiency requirements for new homes. Trevor Richards, Operations Director of offsite experts Cogent, discusses the potential implications for lightweight structural solutions.... View Article

LIGNA 2021 supports its exhibitors in these challenging times

LIGNA’s organisers, Deutsche Messe and the German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers’ Association, are extending the show’s exhibitor early-bird discount period by two months. Early-bird discounts for the show (Hannover, Germany, 10–14 May 2020) now close on July 31, 2020. Christian Pfeiffer,... View Article

ASFP welcomes Government Building Safety Bill proposals

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) welcomes the Government’s plans to reform building safety and undertake a major review of the building regulations, a move which the Association believes is long overdue. The Association also welcomes plans to establish... View Article

Working from home creatively: advice from an architect

Like much of the UK, building products manufacturer, Forterra, has many of its colleagues presently working from home. As Britain enters its fifth week of lockdown, the question of how to be creative, as well as productive, outside your normal... View Article

Lifeline for ChildLine

Designer Contracts, the UK’s largest flooring contractor, has stepped into help leading children’s charity, ChildLine, with extra funds to help it through the Covid-19 pandemic. The charity, which supports some 800 young people each day, needed an urgent cash injection... View Article

The successful specification of anti-terrorism solutions

Professionals involved in the planning, design and ongoing management of public spaces and streetscapes must consider and address a number of factors when looking at site security and safety. Here, Mark Lester of Hörmann UK, explores the key issues and... View Article

Home wellness: bringing the spa into your home

The wellness boom is showing no signs of slowing down, with the industry forecast to be worth more than £20 billion by January 2021. Most recently, the wellness industry has been turning its focus to creating healthier living spaces. From... View Article