Retrofit Roadshows – Coming to a city near you

To achieve the government’s 2050 target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% we need to retrofit 700,000 properties a year – that’s 13,000 per week! So how are local authorities and businesses across the UK meeting this challenge? What... View Article

A new Tate Britain to be unveiled this autumn

A new Tate Britain will be unveiled on 19 November 2013. The transformation of the oldest part of the Grade II* Millbank building by leading architects Caruso St John marks a significant moment for Tate Britain. The unveiling this autumn... View Article

MAB comments on the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee talks

Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB), comments on discussions between the Treasury, home builders and mortgage lenders: “Today’s announcements will provide a second wind for Help to Buy and put many first time buyers one step... View Article

Marley Eternit facade just the ticket for Sevenoaks Station

Equitone from Marley Eternit’s architectural fibre cement facade materials has helped to transform Sevenoaks Rail Station in Kent. Equitone is the new international brand for Marley Eternit’s architectural facade materials and brings together the ranges , , and . The... View Article

CML responds on Help To Buy meeting with chancellor

The Council of Mortgage Lenders welcomes the progress report announced by the Chancellor George Osborne today at a meeting with representatives of lenders and housebuilders on the government’s new Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, due to launch in January.... View Article

Noughties baby-boomers face housing struggle as adults

Britain’s failure to build enough homes will put a colossal strain on the housing market when the Noughties baby-boomers begin reaching adulthood in 2020, a new report says. Housing Britain’s Future, by the National Housing Federation, shows how a jump... View Article

The UK’s top ten home improvements revealed

Installing a new kitchen is the most popular home renovation carried out in the last three years and the top improvement planned for the future as well, new research reveals today. But 43% of homeowners who undertook major home improvements... View Article

Gleeson wins appeal to build new homes in Parson Cross

Gleeson has won its appeal to the Secretary of State to build 387 new homes on the site of the former Sheffield College Campus in Parson Cross following Sheffield City Council initially refusing the planning application. By completion the new... View Article

Competent Roofer gains green deal accreditation

On the 12th July it was announced that Competent Person Scheme, CompetentRoofer, had been fully audited by UKAS and has become an ‘Accredited Body’ for Green Deal and ECO work. It is another significant step for the roofing industry, since... View Article

Porous car parking – Bristol

PROJECT RATIONALE Quantum Property Partnership required a high environmental standard of build for new development, Spark One-a hub for science and technology businesses in the Bristol and Bath region. The build also had to meet the criteria set by BRE’s... View Article