40 years of price rises

Over the past number of days, weeks, months, years and even decades the UK has been obsessed with property prices and their never ending rise. However leading online estate agent eMoov.co.uk has matched property prices against a number of other... View Article

National Trust projects for NE historic restorers

A County Durham-based specialist repair company has recently completed prestigious projects for the National Trust across Tyne and Wear and Northumberland. Stone Technical Services (STS) has been carrying out the works to protect and maintain various structures, which are popular... View Article

The Skills Show launches BBC partnership

The Skills Show, the nation’s largest skills and careers event, has announced a partnership with the country’s leading broadcaster, the BBC. The agreement sees the broadcaster confirm a major presence at the event, which will take place at the NEC... View Article

Lucideon to Hold Free Breakfast Forum – ‘Complying with ESOS’

Lucideon, the international provider of materials development, testing and assurance, will be holding a free breakfast forum, ‘Complying with ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme)’ on Friday 14 October at its headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent. Earlier this year, the government announced details... View Article

Wandsworth residents back Gatwick expansion

A poll of more than 1,500 Wandsworth residents shows the majority now support expansion at Gatwick airport. Of the people questioned, 57 per cent support a new runway at Gatwick compared to 16 per cent who want a new runway... View Article

Georgia Institute of Technology renovates Residence Halls

Stevens & Wilkinson, a full-service architecture, engineering and interior design firm based in Atlanta and Columbia, S.C., announced ongoing progress of two new higher education housing development projects. The projects include renovation of the historic Glenn and Towers Residence Halls... View Article

The Landscape Institute announces Awards shortlist

The Landscape Institute Awards shortlist has been announced – entries include Eastside City Park, Birmingham, Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon and Battersea Power Station Pavilion and Pop-Up Park. The Landscape Institute Awards are presented annually to encourage and recognise outstanding examples... View Article

UK set for chronic lack of purpose built retirement housing

Britain is not building enough retirement housing to cater for demand from a rapidly ageing population, according to property consultancy Knight Frank. The Retirement Housing report shows that such housing makes up only 2.8% of all new homes currently under... View Article

Curo takes Yes to Homes message on the road

Housing and support organisation Curo is putting its name to the Yes to Homes petition, calling on local councils, councillors and MPs to commit to delivering more of the right homes, in the right places, at the right price. Curo... View Article

For low energy office solutions keep it simple

The design, construction and operation of low energy buildings should favour a simple ‘fabric first’ approach wherever possible writes, Tom De Saulles, building physicist at The Concrete Centre. Avoid the green wash. For effective long-term sustainability you need to get... View Article

The Macenaries crowned top construction rockers

The Macenaries, Mace’s band, were crowned the construction industry’s best band beating off competition from Balfour Beatty, WSP, Atkins, Assael Architecture, BSkyB, Como Interiors, Cluttons, Sweet Group, Country and Metropolitan Homes and Catalyst Housing Ltd. Almost five hundred people attended... View Article

Councils can do their bit to get Britain building

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis announces new powers for councils to help them build new affordable homes across the country. Housing Minister Brandon Lewis 9 October 2014 announced new powers for councils to help them build new affordable homes across the... View Article