Page 30 of 55« First...1020...2829303132...4050...Last »
CIPHE Kevin Wellman

Three More Companies Respond to Autumn Statement

Reactions to Autumn Statement: Vinden Partnership Peter Vinden, Managing Director of the Vinden Partnership, comments on Chancellor George Osborne’s spending review: “The government have been promising to tackle the housing shortage for a number of years now. At last, it... View Article
RIBA House of the Year uses British marble

RIBA House of the Year uses British marble

The RIBA House of the Year 2015 Winner was the Flint House which used British stone supplied by Britannicus Stone for both exterior and interior surfaces. This beautiful award winning house in Buckinghamshire employed only the finest products in its... View Article

Let there be light, with timber lift and slide doors

Self-builders want the most advanced door technologies available as well as craving light and space for their home. Marco Zen, sales manager of AGB Hardware, manufacturers of Imago Lift & Slide doors, explains why timber lift and slide doors are... View Article

Flooring that turns houses into homes

With many new residential flooring types available, Navjot Dhillon, marketing manager at Gerflor Limited, explains why early planning can help you to find the perfect flooring for your new home. Having spent time planning and building the exterior of your... View Article

Self-build insurance – the right approach

Douglas Brown, managing partner at Renovation Insurance Brokers, discusses finding the right insurance for large renovations Your renovation masterpiece If you are planning to undertake a large scale renovation on a property, you’ll already know that there’s a lot to... View Article

Be smart about home security

David Herbert, business development director for Yale Smart Living, looks at the latest home security products on the market and examines the key points self-builders should consider when specifying security solutions Smart insurance Ensuring that British Standard BS3621 locks or... View Article

Zinc – taking a foothold in selfbuild

Jonathan Lowy of Umicore VM Zinc discusses the increasing usage of zinc in commerical projects, and the reasons behind it. The increased use of zinc in commercial projects owes much to shades and textures which complement a wide range of... View Article

Montague House – the infill challenge

Never shy of a challenge, Debbie Callow decided she wanted to build a house in south-east London. Well known for its high property prices and limited land availability, Debbie knew she would have to take an unusual approach if she... View Article

Small homebuilders beware of VAT zero rating

Roderick Campbell, partner and head of Commercial Property at law firm Hart Brown, points out that a new dwelling may not always be VAT zero rated. Recently a small homebuilder thought that following the sale of a new property the... View Article

Potton’s ‘Self Build Live’ proving a major success

Potton, one of the UK’s best known selfbuild specialists, is celebrating the success of its innovative Self Build Live programme, which has already seen nearly 150 aspiring self-builders given ‘access all areas’ to the construction of Potton’s fifth show home... View Article

CRL and Capita launch innovative building services portal

Structural defects insurance provider CRL and Capita Building Standards (CBS), have joined forces to create a new client portal that streamlines building regulations and warranty services. The CBS Client Portal will provide a consolidated service for building regulation and warranty... View Article

Community self-build approval for south London homes

A community self-build group, the Rural Urban Synthesis Society (RUSS), which aims to provide homes for those priced out of the housing market, has been approved to deliver up to 33 self-build units on an old school site in Lewisham.... View Article

Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 workshop

Around 50 housing professionals gathered in October for a workshop on the ‘Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015’. The audience was given a run-down of what this new Act will mean and what the requirements are for councils. Gus Zogolovitch,... View Article

The Sunday Times British Homes Awards 2015

Over 500 guests gathered at the London Marriott to celebrate the best of property design and development, demonstrated by winners at the Sunday Times British Homes Awards. The self- and custom-build sector was well represented with three winners in the... View Article

Government publishes Housing and Planning Bill

The government has published its Housing and Planning Bill, which takes forward a number of proposals to boost homebuilding and home ownership. Although not widely discussed the Bill has made changes to the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act, which was... View Article
Page 30 of 55« First...1020...2829303132...4050...Last »