GGF delighted with online progress

The GGF expressed delight as the Federation’s online presence continues to grow at a considerable rate with January, showing a 25% increase in unique users and sessions against the same period in 2014. Last year the GGF’s website, showed... View Article

National Conference shows overwhelming support for place review

Yesterday, leading figures from local and national government, property, planning and design came together to discuss how ‘Place Reviews’ can be carried by multi-disciplinary panels to create a better quality built environment. The conference, hosted by the NLA, was supported... View Article

Wrightstyle and the Bradford City fire disaster

A leading UK steel and aluminium glazing company has supplied fire-rated systems to several Olympic, FIFA and other major stadia . Wrightstyle’s technical director Lee Coates remembers the Bradford football disaster. This May will mark the 30th anniversary of one... View Article

Time to end bin blight

New ways of tackling the scourge of ‘bin blight’ that affects thousands of homeowners across the UK must be found, according to a new report by the NHBC Foundation. As the UK increases its recycling of domestic waste, there has... View Article

BPF announces new residential chairman and vice-chair

The British Property Federation (BPF) has announced that Duncan Salvesen, Director of Residential at Dorrington and Paul Winstanley, Partner, Residential Valuation, at Allsop as the two new vice-chairs of its Residential Committee. Current Chairman, John Coles, Co-owner of Evenbrook, steps... View Article

Manufacturers boosted by rising sales and falling fuel costs

The Construction Products Association’s latest State of Trade Survey for the fourth quarter of 2014 indicates that manufacturers of construction products ended the year with continued growth in sales. A further increase in sales is expected for the year ahead... View Article

New eLearning will build on Redrow’s eco credentials

Sustainability is a central principle of Redrow’s housing business and, to further embed these values, all staff are now undergoing relevant training. Naturally that training is being delivered in a sustainable and eco-efficient way; through the introduction of a new... View Article

Royal Academy of Dance expanding to new premises

The Royal Academy of Dance has appointed Daniel Watney to help it locate the new London site for its international headquarters. With over 14,000 members and 36 offices spread across 79 countries, the Royal Academy of Dance is one of... View Article

Eco-friendly homes performing better than the average home

Two years on from the completion of the innovative Cross Street development in the centre of Gainsborough, a series of results has been published today (6th February) demonstrating the true difference that eco-friendly features make to residents’ household bills. Properties... View Article

Will 2019 be the year that the UK stops building?

Worsening skills shortages in the construction sector could threaten around 27,000 projects a year by 2019, new research reveals today. Data released by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) highlights the severity of the skills shortages facing businesses across... View Article

Stronger support against rogue landlords

Tenants will be given stronger protections against rogue landlords. The government introduced proposals that would stop the small minority of rogue landlords who evict tenants simply for asking for essential repairs to be made. Protection against retaliatory eviction Whilst the... View Article

YouGen welcomed into the National Energy Foundation

The National Energy Foundation announces today that it has agreed with YouGen to take on its activities, thereby providing a secure, long-term future for YouGen members and website visitors. YouGen will be a fitting addition to the Foundation’s growing family... View Article

West Midlands commercial property offer set to boom

It is set to be a landmark year for commercial property in the West Midlands according to findings from Barbour ABI, which is a chosen provider of construction data to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the Government. The... View Article

BPF welcomes coalition’s replacement amendment on eviction

The British Property Federation (BPF) has welcomed a government amendment to the Deregulation Bill which strikes a balance between protecting tenants from retaliatory evictions, while also preserving a landlord’s right to regain their property without unfair encumbrance. Communities Minister Stephen... View Article