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Industry experts help develop new soil standard

Tim O’Hare, Principal Consultant at soil and landscape consultancy Tim O’Hare Associates, and Andy Spetch, Manager at British Sugar TOPSOIL, have welcomed the recent publication of the updated specification for topsoil, BS 3882:2015. This completes many months of input from... View Article

Essex takes profits from new homes in Sussex

Essex’s volume house builders are being granted planning permission to build tens of thousands of new homes across Sussex, on greenfield sites, whilst Sussex residents are being refused planning applications to build their own new homes. District councils across West Sussex and East... View Article

Watch out for bogus gas installers

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), on average there are three successful prosecutions every week against bogus gas installers carrying out gas work in homes when they are not qualified to do so. Gas Safe – the gas... View Article

New report calls for mandatory insulation for every UK home

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ new report Heat Energy: the Nation’s Forgotten Crisis is calling for the UK Government to urgently introduce legislation for a national insulation programme to cover every UK home. This legislation would declare all UK building... View Article

NAPIT Campaigns for a Better Industry

NAPIT have today launched a series of compact campaign infographics, reinforcing their reputation for defending the interests of registered tradespeople across the UK. The new campaign materials seek to address some of the most pressing issues faced by NAPIT members... View Article

Simplicity sells for Gorenje

Leading appliance manufacturer Gorenje has revealed that sales of its Simplicity Collection have reached an all time high. The collection features a range of stylish appliances exclusively available in black and white that operate intuitively through one single dial. Stuart... View Article

Mette to create ‘elemental oasis’ for 100% Design 2015

British design studio, Mette, is to present its concept, Mattergarden, at this year’s 100% Design. This will be Mette’s third consecutive commission for 100% Design, and Mattergarden will form part of the Design & Build section sponsored by Formica. Creative... View Article

Tips on how to add space and value to your home

The latest ‘House Price Index’ figures released by Rightmove, reveal that the average cost of a UK house has increased by 5.4 per cent compared to last year, from around £266,511 in March 2014 to £281,752 in March 2015. As... View Article

Neighbours build together

A unique self-build neighbourhood of six detached houses with three or four-bedrooms is being built in Broadhempston, near Totnes, by local families and couples. In 2013 Teignbridge Council gave the scheme the green light as the proposed self-build was only... View Article

Lewis hangs on to housing

As so many old face left and new faces joined the new government’s all Conservative cabinet Brandon Lewis has retained ministerial responsibility for planning and housing at the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). There was some confusion when... View Article

How small houses can make a big impression

What challenges do architects face when designing living spaces of a limited size and what can these projects tell us about architectural principles? In the publication ‘BIG Little House ’, award-winning architect Donna Kacmar introduces twenty real-life examples of small... View Article

Self-Build seminars prove popular

Hundreds turned up to find out more about proposals for the UK’s largest self-build site in Bicester. Industry experts, including TV presenter Charlie Luxton, led a series of free self-build seminars to advise residents on building their own homes. Organised... View Article

Basement inspections result in enforcement action

A series of unannounced inspections of basements being dug under homes in central London has resulted in enforcement action being taken against a staggering 48 per cent of the 127 projects inspected. The inspections were prompted by the death of... View Article
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