Pringle Brandon Perkins +Will tops interior architect rankings

Pringle Brandon Perkins +Will tops interior architect rankings London-based multi-disciplinary architectural practice, Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will, has secured first place in the annual Interior Architect Rankings for London, for the third time in a row. Compiled by Metropolis Property Research, the... View Article

Mixing it up with Vince Cable and The VEKA UK Group

The VEKA UK Group was delighted to welcome Vince Cable back to the company’s Burnley HQ to officially open the system supplier’s impressive, new mixing plant. The Business Secretary enjoyed a tour of the Farrington Road site with the UK... View Article

Vortice breaks new boundaries

European ventilation market leader Vortice, whose UK office is in Burton on Trent, is expanding further into South American markets. The company, whose global turnover is in excess of Euros 80,000,000, has long been active in Russia, the Far East,... View Article

Landlord scheme helps homeless families

Enfield Council’s Private Sector Leasing scheme offers a free property management service for landlords removing the hassle of letting their property and providing them with strong incentives to join the scheme. The Council is looking for self-contained one, two, three... View Article

Green report says London’s housing policy is failing Londoners

According to the London Green Party’s ‘Crumbs for Londoners’ report the city’s unsustainable housing policy is failing potential homeowners, who are being priced out of the capital’s overheating property market and into ‘the clutches of unscrupulous investor-owners’. The report calls... View Article

Are sales brochures worth the paper they are printed on?

Since internet property search portals and home search apps have become an essential part of the property pre qualification process, sustainable homebuilders have questioned the need to produce printed marketing brochures. As one of the country’s only CarbonNeutral marketing communication... View Article

Zero carbon costs halve

A new study from the Zero Carbon Hub has identified that the extra cost of building a zero carbon home has halved. The study reviewed the additional cost of building to the proposed zero carbon standard compared to Part L... View Article

On the Crest of a wave

Environmental housing thought leader Crest Nicholson has marked its return to the public markets with a strong set of results for the year ending October 2013. With pre-tax profit in the period up 40 per cent to £86.8 million and turnover... View Article

How housebuilders are responding to the big wet

When I bought my brand new home 17 years ago, based on expert climate advice I created a drought resistant garden – the majority of which has just drowned. With large parts of the country currently still underwater the question... View Article

RICS UK Residential Market Survey, January 2014

RICS believe that a shortage of homes coming onto the market is seriously slowing growth and inflating property prices in many parts of the country. During January, the number of properties placed on the market hit its lowest point since... View Article

Countryside Properties merges with Millgate Developments

Countryside Properties, one of the south of England’s leading residential developers, and premium housebuilder Millgate Developments have merged following the acquisition of Millgate by Oaktree Capital Management, Countryside’s parent company. Millgate’s premium product range will be offered on new and... View Article

Pressure growing to improve value for money

Patrick Mooney of Mooney Thompson Consulting comments. With £25 billion of extra savings being planned for the welfare benefit budget, the social housing sector is bracing itself for a growing focus on cuts in spending and delivering greater value for... View Article