55 new affordable Curo homes for Bath

Bath’s newest affordable homes have been praised by council leaders as the latest phase of the Bath Riverside development sees the completion of 55 affordable apartments for the city. The one- and two-bedroom homes are provided by Bath-based housing and... View Article

INCA reaches a century of members

The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) was delighted to recruit its 100th member earlier this month in R. W. Hough & Sons Ltd, a family firm which has been in business since the 1960s. The continued growth in membership over the... View Article

Vince Cable celebrates two million apprenticeships

Business Secretary Vince Cable today announced that the Government has fulfilled its commitment to starting two million apprenticeships in this Parliament. This important achievement highlights the continued success of apprenticeships since 2010 in giving people the skills they need to... View Article

Cruden shed out for storage

Thanks to a generous donation from Wulvern’s construction partner Cruden, green fingered residents at Mountbatten Court, Crewe now have a new home in which to safely store their gardening tools, materials and furniture. Sheltered Housing Co-ordinator Gill Atherton explains: “We... View Article

Sika investment receives royal seal of approval

Sika’s new £2.5million research and development center in Preston, UK, was opened on 26 November, 2014 by HRH Duke of Kent in an official ceremony to mark the occasion. Following the acquisition of Liquid Plastics and Incorez in 2009, Sika... View Article

Global House Price Index increases by 3.3 per cent

For the first time in two years the Global House Price Index came close to falling into negative territory, as slowdown in global house prices continues. Knight Frank Global House Price Index – key findings: The Knight Frank Global House... View Article

Horstmann i-Phone prize draw ticks all the boxes!

If Santa didn’t call with a new i-Phone 6+ at Christmas, central heating installers now have a great opportunity to brighten up the dark days of January and February by entering a free Horstmann draw to win one of the... View Article

Duchy Homes Case Study – Chesterfield

Luxury property developer, Duchy Homes brought in Designer Contracts to add its stellar marketing touch to the show home interior at its superior Treeneuk Gardens site in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. The development is home to eight, five bedroom properties with prices... View Article

Theatreplan strengthens practice with two new appointments

World-class London-based theatre consultancy, Theatreplan LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of two new partners to the practice. With appointments that took effect from 1st October, Michael Atkinson and Paul Connolly join current partners, Roger Fox, Dave Ludlam, Clive Odom,... View Article

Leeds Bradford International Airport transport study published

This study, which WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff, were jointly commissioned to do has now been published.  Mike Holmes from WSP commented:   “Following extensive research and stakeholder engagement, we found two options that should be considered for improving connectivity to... View Article

Sleep does it again

Europe’s leading hotel design & development event records best year yet. Sleep, the annual hotel design and development event which took place in London, 26th – 27th November, proved once again why it is considered to be in a league of... View Article

It takes 38 minutes to buy a home

Latest property insight from leading online estate agent eMoov.co.uk has found that on average it takes just 38 minutes to make a decision to buy a home. This means that the average home buyer in the UK now spends less... View Article