Futurebuild 2025 ready to make an impact

Futurebuild is excited to announce ‘Impact’ as the theme for its 2025 show. This theme embodies Futurebuild’s commitment to making a positive and lasting impact on the built environment and the communities it serves, with a focus on innovation and... View Article

Why specify liquid waterproofing for balconies?

Wayne Chissell, Technical Director at WestWood explains how liquid-applied membranes can maximise efficiency, durability and aesthetics for balcony projects. As an integral part of a building’s façade, a balcony has both architectural and functional purposes. Exposed to the elements and... View Article

Future Homes Standard is a starting point

The upcoming Future Homes Standard represents an important step towards more sustainable housing but should be viewed as a foundation rather than a ‘ceiling’ according to Simon Garbett of Wienerberger There’s little doubt that the homebuilding industry still has a... View Article

Social strength

Patrick Mooney, housing consultant and news editor of Housing, Management & Maintenance magazine asks ‘has the case for an expanded social housebuilding programme ever been stronger’? During the height of council house building in the 1950s, councils built on average... View Article

Building Safety Act: Everything architects need to know

Since its implementation in 2022, the Building Safety Act has been a cause of confusion and uncertainty for architects, contractors, management companies and many other key players in the industry. A direct response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy and the... View Article

Thames & Newcastletransforms alfresco bar in Canary Wharf

Building contractor Thames & Newcastle has completed the transformation of an outdoor bar in the heart of London’s Canary Wharf. The fast-track project has replaced the Grandstand Bar located opposite One Canada Square. Working in partnership with client Grandstand Events,... View Article

‘Radical’ Matthew Pennycook appointed Housing Minister

Matthew Pennycook has been confirmed as Housing Minister, in the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities headed by Secretary of State Angela Rayner. Pennycook is an experienced politician including in housing, reportedly showing a ‘radical’ approach to the Private... View Article

Greening future homes

Victoria Brocklesby of Origin discusses how the Future Homes Standard legislation will impact housebuilding, and offers her advice to self-builders and renovators on how to comply when it comes to windows The UK is placing more onus on ‘green building’... View Article

What impact will a Labour government have on landlords?

Following Labour’s win in the 2024 general election, the UK rental market is set for transformation. With private rentals playing a pivotal role in housing, landlords and tenants alike are preparing for impending changes. Lansdown Insurance Brokers, and Darren Bee,... View Article

Housebuilding sector reacts to Labour landslide win

The housebuilding industry has responded positively to the news of a landslide Labour Government, but cautioning that action is needed quickly to resolve a series of challenges in the sector. Labour will be expected to puts its colossal 170-seat majority... View Article