Mab comments on the ONS House Price Index (July 2013)

Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), comments: “The news that house prices have continued to grow is another positive indicator that the industry is steadily recovering, with government initiatives stimulating the property market and tempting would-be... View Article

BDP appoint David Raynor to urban design team

The Manchester studio of BDP, a major international interdisciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists has appointed David Raynor as Associate in order to strengthen its urban design team in the north. For several years David led the masterplanning... View Article

NFB sees construction growth as the start of a trend

Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that construction output in July 2013 increased by 2.2 per cent compared with the previous month. Whether comparing figures month on month or year on year – when there was a 0.8... View Article

Report sets out blue print to help build thousands of new homes

A new report from Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the body that represents 23,000 planning professionals working in the public, private, charitable and education sectors globally, outlines 15 key measures needed to boost house building. The report, published today, highlights... View Article

Domestic RHI good news, for heat pumps

Space Air, Daikin Europe’s largest independent distributor is delighted by the long awaited news from DECC, that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will be introduced into the Domestic sector in April 2014. Mark Houghton, Commercial Director, commented: “At last we... View Article

A ray of hope for the “death-ray” building

A London skyscraper – nicknamed ‘The Walkie Talkie’ – which unwittingly projected scorching sunbeams onto the streets below has highlighted the need for city planners to use a “plug-in” tool pioneered by a Birmingham City University-led consortium. The European-wide KIC-Transitions... View Article

Arbor Forest Products, commited to ongoing investment

Arbor Forest Products Ltd is investing a further £5million during 2013 in its Lincolnshire dedicated timber terminal. The provision of a new fully concreted 10 acre hard standing storage site will allow for a substantial increase in timber stockholding, further... View Article

SIG UK launches free branchfinder app

SIG UK has developed a new mobile app enabling construction professionals on any site in the UK to quickly and easily locate the nearest branch of the construction supplies firm, based on the type of products they need. The app... View Article