Construction to boost UK economic growth

The Construction Products Association is anticipating growth of 19.0% for the £111billion construction industry by 2017. This is an upward revision from the summer, reflecting an increase in activity, which will boost UK GDP by an additional £20billion. Noble Francis,... View Article

Expert advice: Basement design and construction

By Mark Jones, head of house-building Standards at NHBC. In recent times, basements have become a relevant and attractive addition to many houses, but as new claims figures and experience show basement claims by their very nature are difficult to... View Article

Stelrad embraces BIM

Leading radiator manufacturer Stelrad Radiators is embracing BIM and now has a number of exciting products on BIMStore ready for architects, engineers and contractors to integrate into future projects. By 2016 all public government buildings must comply with a mandatory... View Article

First global BIM kitemark launched

RICS has developed the first BIM Manager Certification in response to industry need for a universal standard on which to assess the skills of construction professionals in using BIM (Building Information Modelling). As BIM continues to dominate processes across the... View Article

BPF says further clarity is needed to NPPF guidance

The British Property Federation (BPF) has questioned whether certain aspects of the NPPF’s guidance contradict the principles set out in Government’s planning policy. In its response to a Government consultation, the BPF noted that overall the draft NPPG provides a... View Article

Earls Court legal challenge fails

Plans to inject £8billion of private investment into Earls Court and West Kensington, in one of the UK’s biggest regeneration projects since the Olympics, are on track after a legal challenge to the Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for the Opportunity... View Article

Lime Technology Group increases its sociability

Lime Technology Group – pioneers and market leaders in the development of innovative, low carbon and sustainable building systems and lime-based building products – has created a multi-faceted social media marketing platform in its drive to further purvey the strength... View Article

Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will scoop Middle East interior design award

Multi-disciplinary architectural practice Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will (PBP+W) has won the Middle East office interior design award for its Legatum Plaza Project in Dubai’s International Financial Centre (DIFC) at the Middle East Commercial Interior Design (CID) awards. The CID awards recognise... View Article

Stelrad cements links with Midlands contractor

Leading radiator manufacturer – Stelrad – has cemented its links with a Midlands based heating contractor. Stelrad Managing Director Mike Conlon recently attended Holdcroft Heating in Burslem’s annual awards ceremony and presented the Apprentice of the Year Award to Josh... View Article

PH Property expands

Founded almost twenty years ago, Cheadle based PH Property Holdings Limited has an established reputation for building prestigious homes of the highest quality, in some of the UK’s most desirable areas. From listed barn conversions to the recreation of an... View Article