Sustainable and Ethical Design

There is, rightly, a continuing trend towards sustainability and sustainable design being spearheaded by forward-thinking architects and designers and building product manufacturers all keen to minimise waste in the construction industry. Initiatives and schemes from PEFC™ and FSC® certification through... View Article

Health and safety on building projects you should know

Construction accounts for over 3 million jobs in the UK and contributes more than £110 billion annually to the economy. Several laws and regulations protect this invaluable industry. However, the construction sector remains one of the most risk-riddled and accident-prone... View Article

Kalwall sheds light on cargo handling

Air services provider dnata has opened a new £30m high bay facility at Manchester Airport to help its expanding cargo handling business in the UK. Designed by architects RPS, the 13,500 sqm BREEAM-rated building includes an innovative mix of flexible... View Article

New Year, New Home: Graven Hill reveals latest range of custom build properties

Graven Hill, the UK’s largest self and custom build development in Bicester, Oxfordshire, has released a new selection of three and five-bedroom custom build properties, for buyers looking to kickstart the year with a new home.   Designed with modern family living in mind, The Swale and The Glade are positioned a short walk from Graven Hill’s ancient historic... View Article

Knauf Insulation Supafil® range first to earn DECLARE label

Knauf Insulation’s Supafil® range has become the first blowing wool solution in Europe to be awarded the DECLARE ‘Red List Free’ label. The scheme brings transparency to sustainability claims by detailing where a product comes from, what it is made of and... View Article

Seamless combination

LISTEN HERE 🔊 The Mill is a luxury housing development that saw a complex conversion combine new build with refurbishment of a historic hosiery factory. Richard Cooper of HSSP Architects spoke to Jack Wooler A former hosiery mill dating back... View Article

Light relief

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Heatherwick Studio’s first completed healthcare scheme is a new Maggie’s Centre that turns an unloved patch of city centre hospital estate into a landscape-festooned, lightweight timber refuge for cancer patients. James Parker reports. Heatherwick Studio’s first completed... View Article

Plans submitted for 30 homes in Northfield

Plans have been submitted to build 30 new homes on the site of the former Ross House medical facility in Northfield. SevenHomes, the regional housebuilder by SevenCapital Group, acquired the 2.4-acre brownfield site in August last year from the NHS.... View Article