Nottingham City Homes joins the call for more homes for older people‏

Nottingham‏ ‏’s pioneering approach to providing homes for older people could be part of a Government push to develop more across the country.‏ ‏Nottingham City Homes’ (NCH) Director of Housing and Customer Services, Gill Moy, gave evidence to a Government Select Committee inquiry on housing for older people about how the Building a Better More...

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By Editor On Friday, February 9th, 2018
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Q-Bot wins Product and Innovation category at CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2018

Q-Floor underfloor insulation from Q-Bot has won the 2018 CIBSE Building Performance Awards in the category “Energy Saving Product or Innovation”, which recognises building services solutions that reduce More...

By Editor On Thursday, February 1st, 2018
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New report identifies how modular techniques can solve the housing shortage

Modular off-site construction methods hold potential to solve the UK’s crippling housing shortage, according to a report by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IME). The report, entitled “The UK House Building: More...

By Editor On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
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How can New Build property developers achieve customer confidence?

Buying a new build home is an exciting and attractive prospect for many people and the need for the UK to build more new homes is a well-documented issue. Yet, new build homes are far from achieving universal appeal, More...

By Editor On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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New guidelines from The Wildlife Trusts call for homes for people and wildlife

New guidelines published by The Wildlife Trusts show how new housing developments can be built in a way that provides people with greener, inspirational homes which help to reverse decades of wildlife and habitat More...

By Editor On Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018
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Surface repair specialist Plastic Surgeon renews its agreement with Kier Group

Plastic Surgeon, the UK’s number one surface repair specialist, has renewed its contract with Kier Group, one of the UK’s leading construction firms, as it continues to benefit from the positive environmental More...

By Editor On Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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Access to nature a top consideration when designing buildings for people with dementia

Buildings designed for people living with dementia must prioritise unrestricted access to nature, support for wayfinding and navigation, and the safety of the environment – new research has found. Academics More...

By Editor On Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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Consumer Code for New Homes approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute

The Consumer Code for New Homes (CCNH) celebrated its formal approval by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) Consumer Code Approval Scheme recently at Westminster. CCNH is the only CTSI Approved Code More...

By Editor On Thursday, November 30th, 2017
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Construction industry warns against Brexit ‘cliff edge’ for EU workers

The construction sector has come together with one voice to warn the Government of the dangers of the industry facing a ‘cliff edge’ regarding access to EU workers.  In an unprecedented show of unity, seven More...

By Editor On Monday, November 27th, 2017
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The National Federation of Builders conference focuses on construction success

The National Federation of Builders (NFB) held its sixth annual conference recently in London. The conference entitled ‘Making a success of UK construction’ took place at the prestigious County Hall in Westminster, More...