Vortice launches Punto Evo

Vortice has launched the Punto Evo – a development of its popular Punto intermittent axial fan which is ideal for shower rooms, en-suites and WCs. The 2010 Building regulations recommend that System 1 fans should be as low energy as... View Article

Redrow on board for major Essex development

Basildon based housebuilder Redrow has been chosen by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) as their development partner for ‘Nethermayne’ in Basildon, Essex. The HCA has confirmed Redrow Homes will be their development partner, subject to completion of legal contracts,... View Article

Forrest appointed on eco framework in North Wales

Social housing regeneration specialist Forrest has been awarded a place on Wrexham County Borough Council’s energy efficiency framework. The four-year agreement incorporates the delivery of energy improvement measures to 200,000 social and private-rented homes in North Wales. Work is being... View Article

Cut red tape to boost house-building says FMB

Moves to cut red-tape by streamlining housing standards would be a major boost to Britain’s small and medium-sized house builders, and will help to increase the supply and choice of new homes needed to address the growing housing crisis, says... View Article

NHIC annual awards: enter and be recognised

The prestigious National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) Annual Awards, which recognise achievement in the UK housing arena are just three months away. Entries are invited for categories across a spectrum of housing modernisation projects and associated activities including Energy Efficiency... View Article

A £10million pound boost for Bidford-on-Avon

One of the country’s leading housebuilders is set to develop in the picturesque village of Bidford-on-Avon after securing 4 acres of land. Persimmon Homes South Midlands plans to build 48 new houses on the land, formerly an orchard, at Waterloo... View Article

HCA publishes second statistical data return

Private registered providers of social housing own 2,634,917 homes, a 1.9% increase on the total for 2012, according to the HCA’s Statistical Data Return (SDR) which has been published today for the second consecutive year. The data comes from an... View Article

Caple appoints new Business Development Manager

Caple’s business development manager Hayley Atkins Multi award-winning kitchen and appliance specialist Caple has added talented business development manager Hayley Atkins to their experienced sales team. Hayley is now working alongside specialists and retailers in the industry to develop new... View Article

Supercar for the weekend? Ferrari or Lamborghini?

Plumb Center and Stelrad Radiators are combining to offer heating installers and engineers the experience of a lifetime! Most people have the secret desire to cruise through their town or to impress their friends by turning up for a ‘do’... View Article

Geocel on fire with new B2 rated foam

Sealants and adhesive specialist Geocel is launching new B2 fire-rated foams for filling and sealing gaps and apertures where a fire-rated finish is required. Two versions are available, a gun foam for use with an applicator gun, and a straw... View Article

Latest fire & CO safety guide published

Kidde Fyrnetics has published its updated ‘Fire & CO Safety in Housing’ Guide, reflecting the new Code of Practice for smoke and heat alarms, as well as imminent and recent regulations demanding CO alarms. The comprehensive 2013 Guide aims to... View Article