One-stop ‘Eco-home’ show returns

Whether it’s meeting building regs, achieving Passivhaus standard or simply a case of improving the overall energy efficiency of your home, it can be confusing and daunting at the best of times to select the right systems and technology for... View Article

Self-build or self-assemble, what’s right for you?

By David Appleford, chairman of AcerMetric Ltd and inventor of the world’s only elemental building system. Many self-builders see traditional bricks and mortar as the only logical choice. Although slow and labour intensive any building problems tend to be familiar... View Article

Green MP praises rubbish house

Britain’s housing industry should learn from University of Brighton research and use recycled ‘rubbish’ in construction projects, according to Brighton Green MP Caroline Lucas. On a visit to the university’s Waste House – the country’s first building made almost entirely... View Article

Homes and Communities Agency sets out housing plans

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) plans to complete more than 9,500 market sale homes as part of its targets for 2014/15. More than 5,500 of these will be delivered through the government’s Get Britain Building programme, devised for schemes... View Article

Days 1-3 at 100% Design

We have a fantastic line-up of international designers and speakers over four days at 100% Design on the theme of this year’s theme: serendipidity. Inspired by a Piranesi quote, “By messing about we discover”, this years talks programme will look... View Article

100% Design 2014 is now open

The 20th edition of 100% Design has now opened its doors! International design guru Philippe Starck opened the doors this morning to a packed reception of visitors before unveiling his new ceramic tile collection for Ceramica Sant’Agostino, which will be... View Article

A feast for all the senses in National Conifer Week

Garden retailers throughout the UK are being given the opportunity to inspire their customers and boost conifer sales during National Conifer Week, organised by the HTA and the British Conifer Group, which will run between 27 September and 5 October... View Article

The five tools everyone in real estate should be using

As technology continues to evolve, the tools necessary for success in the real estate industry have developed. Today’s real estate agents, developers, buyers and sellers must take advantages of the innovative apps, devices and technology available to support the house... View Article

Five point guide to making your home ‘Gas Safe’

Top tips provided by gas safe qualified heating engineer, Darren Lynch of Lynch’s Gas, a registered trademember of RatedPeople.com. 1. Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered All Gas Safe registered engineers carry an ID card with their own unique... View Article

BRE launches flood resilience white paper at Resilience14

Dr Stephen Garvin, who leads BRE’s Centre for Resilience, will be unveiling a white paper on scalable technologies and the role of incentives in flood protection and management, at Resilience14. The paper considers a range of technical and non-technical solutions... View Article

New testimonial videos highlight heat pump benefits

Mitsubishi Electric has released four new testimonial videos to highlight the benefits of Ecodan renewable heating in everyday situations. “We want real people to describe how they have found Ecodan in their own words”, explains Graham Temple, Marketing Manager for... View Article

Firefighters promote the need for fire doors

Fire doors can save lives and prevent fire from spreading with devastating consequences. Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service is supporting Fire Door Safety Week (15-21 September) by raising awareness around the critical protection the specialist doors provide. Crews are very... View Article

Detail in Contemporary Staircase Design, Paul Barton

Detail in Contemporary Staircase Design by Paul Barton and published by Laurence King in October 2014 is a collection of 40 of the most structurally advanced and beautifully executed staircase designs from the last decade. Featuring the work of internationally-renowned... View Article