Damning conclusions in interim review of Grenfell Tower fire

Commenting on the interim review into building regulations following the Grenfell Tower fire Building a Safer Future, housing law expert Professor Helen Carr of Kent Law School, says it ‘reaches  damning conclusions about the failures of the current system for regulation health and safety in high rise blocks. ‘This is perhaps no surprise – every More...

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By Editor On Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Property consultant remains positive for post-Brexit UK construction sector

One of the UK’s leading construction and property consultancies, Thomas & Adamson, believes despite the negative outlook among many for the construction sector in 2018, plenty of opportunities remain in a More...

By Editor On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Deleterious materials in construction contracts

The inclusion of deleterious or prohibited material clauses in both building contracts and professional appointment documents is widespread within the construction industry. Whilst the form of these clauses will vary More...

By Editor On Monday, September 19th, 2016

Fall in home ownership: no longer a London only problem

There was a time when home ownership was only an unrealistic dream for those living in London; however, the recent Resolution Foundation report shows that this is becoming a harsh reality across the country, particularly More...

By Editor On Friday, February 12th, 2016

Leading experts highlight risk for residents in older apartment blocks

Smoke ventilation in communal areas can make all the difference between life and death, and repair and rebuild. One of the country’s best known smoke ventilation manufacturers, Whitesales, is pressing to highlight More...

By Editor On Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Housing benefit cap could leave most vulnerable homeless

Thousands of vulnerable people across the country could face homelessness if the Government goes ahead with its planned housing benefit cap on sheltered and supported housing, says Stonewater, a leading UK social More...

By Editor On Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Stop demolitions and refurbish instead says Baker-Brown

VAT rules are undermining sustainable development by rewarding developers who demolish buildings and penalising those who refurbish. Duncan Baker-Brown, architect of the University of Brighton’s Waste House, More...

By Editor On Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Skills shortage still pose major threat to construction industry growth

As several major pieces of industry research identify skills shortages as posing a serious threat to the on-going growth of the construction industry, the Build Show is warning that more must be done to support More...

By Editor On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

New mortgage measures could impact on the property recovery

Despite property sales in the UK at a six year high, conveyancers are now warning that new tougher rules on mortgages could stall growth. Suzanne Marsters, Conveyancer, and Chartered Legal Executive at North West More...

By Editor On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

NFA calls on government to avert housing crisis

The National Federation of ALMOs (NFA), which represents 47 not for profit housing organisations across England, is calling on the next government to make council housing a priority to avert a housing crisis. The More...