Will extension of Help to Buy scheme increase housing starts?

When Chancellor George Osborne, used his appearance on the Andrew Marr Show to announce the government’s decision to extend their Help to Buy scheme, you could have heard the construction industry’s collective sigh of relief. Although welcomed with mixed reviews when first... View Article

Homebuilders maintain customer satisfaction levels

The results of the Home Builders Federation’s (HBF) ninth Customer Satisfaction Survey, conducted in collaboration with the NHBC, has revealed that the housing industry is maintaining customer satisfaction at a level that matches or exceeds those in almost any other... View Article

Planning minister launches Building for Life website

Back in 2012 the Home Builders Federation (HBF), Cabe at the Design Council and Design for Homes, with the assistance of Nottingham Trent University, relaunched Building for Life (BfL 12). Based on the National Planning Policy Frame-work and Localism Act,... View Article

Understanding passive fire protection

The venue for the Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) April regional CPD seminar will be at the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Llantrisant, Wales on Tuesday 8 April 2014. The event is held in association with the... View Article

New Specification Guide from Profile 22

A new specification and technical guide is now available from Profile 22. The 48 page reference book and accompanying CD is a valuable index for architects and specifiers when specifying Profile 22 PVC-U systems. The new edition gives insight into... View Article

Lancaster University Launches Design Competition

An urban design competition is being launched by Lancaster University in its 50th anniversary year. The University is calling on architect-led, or landscape architect-led teams to rejuvenate its Lancaster campus’s principal walkway, known as The Spine. The ‘Spine’, is a... View Article

Specflue to open its new northern depot in Castleford

Specflue, a leading supplier of renewable heat products and flue systems, has announced that its new northern depot will be in Castleford, West Yorkshire. Located just off junction 31 of the M62, the building will provide 20,000 square feet of... View Article

BIM cited as the answer to hospital modernisation

Building Information Modelling (BIM) could be the answer to modernising Britain’s hospitals in line with government patient legislation, according to 3D measurement expert Severn Partnership. The bold statement comes at a time when the UK government has announced it will... View Article