InSinkErator® extends campaigning to social media

InSinkErator®, the global leader in food waste disposers, and a major player in steaming hot water taps, is extending its online campaign strategy to include the use of social media. To celebrate the launch of the new social media venture... View Article

Government responds to the Housing Standards Review

Following a consultation exercise conducted by The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) last year, which sought views on the results of a review of local housing standards, the government has announced that it will move all necessary local housing... View Article

Government confirms self-builders’ exemption from CIL

The Department for Communities and Local Government believe that exempting selfbuilders from paying the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) will save the self-build housing sector thousands of pounds and encourage the construction of up to 3,000 currently ‘mothballed’ small housing projects.... View Article

Labour recognises the role of self-builders

There are many challenges faced by today’s small, custom and self-builders, but the most difficult to overcome must be the availability of land. OK – self-builders may be able to bid on the land the big boys see as not... View Article

Industry statistics confirm housing confidence

Proving the housing sector’s strengthening confidence, the NHBC’s latest statistics show that new home registrations have continued their upward trend of last year, rising 14 per cent in January against the same month in 2013. In January, 11,489 new homes... View Article

Mayor’s plan to turbo boost housing to 1930s levels

Mayor’s Housing Strategy for London: Plan to double house building Protection for leaseholders to halt spiralling service charges Bold new objectives for acquiring strategic land to accelerate development Strong new standards to improve private rented sector Housing Zones to increase... View Article

STYROFOAM manufacturer offers Part L 2013 summary

STYROFOAM manufacturer Dow Building Solutions has released a new, independent publication summarising key changes to Part L of the Building Regulations, which come into force from April 6 2014. Authored by Huw Evans of JPA Technical Literature Ltd, the paper... View Article

Understanding and specifying invisible sound solutions

Amina Technologies RIBA approved CPD seminars are now available at a Central London location which includes full demonstration facilities. Available dates are 3rd July and 9th October plus, by arrangement, at architect’s premises. The seminar compares the basic principles of... View Article

CITB announces new apprenticeship commission

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is to set up a high profile commission to develop a long-term apprenticeship strategy for the construction industry. The commission will make recommendations on ways the industry can significantly increase the number of apprentices... View Article