Change perceptions to encourage more women to take up careers in Construction

UWTSD’s new Head of School of Architecture, Built &Natural Environment, Lindsay Richards, not only has a passion for the industry, she is also determined to change perceptions to encourage more women to take up careers in construction. Lindsay has already enjoyed a 35-year career, working in a variety of construction centres and wants to use her More...

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By Editor On Monday, February 26th, 2018
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New report published by the Land Trust shows economic benefits from park creation

A report published by the Land Trust shows how parkland lifts nearby house prices, creates jobs and generates revenue for local businesses. The report, commissioned from Alliance Manchester Business School MBA Consultancy More...

By Editor On Monday, February 19th, 2018
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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 More...

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...