Planning & Construction News

Planning & Construction News

The latest UK planning & construction news, including development, management, housing, retail & town centres, development plans, market information and contributions from key authors such as Karen Alford, Peter Capelhorne and Peter Hansford.

Incorporating security features in the design of hinges

Incorporating security features in the design of hinges

A focus on Part Q of the Building Regulation has put security features at the forefront of construction. SFS intec share how their hinges help prevent crime
Concrete provides opportunities to achieve sustainable buildings

Concrete provides opportunities to achieve sustainable buildings

Concrete is increasingly recognised in the delivery of the most sustainable projects. Here, PBC Today outline the role of specifiers in this process
Construction output post EU referendum surpasses predicted growth expectations thanks to infrastructure boom

Construction output post EU referendum surpasses growth expectations thanks to infrastructure boom

Construction output grows in 2017, despite an expected fall due to the economic uncertainty surrounding Brexit, putting off investment for new development
The Property Care Association highlight flooding resilience as an under-utilised method of flood protection

The Property Care Association highlight flood resilience as an under-utilised method of flood protection

This year’s Property Care Association trade show aims to highlight the resilience of houses to water damage, as a key aspect of flood protection
10 Ways Technology Will Make Affordable Housing Smarter

10 ways technology will make affordable housing smarter

Hubert Da Costa, Vice President of EMEA at Cradlepoint explores the value of making affordable housing smarter and the technology enabling this
What to consider when carrying out underground projects

What to consider when carrying out underground projects

Structural waterproofing is vital for underground projects. Here's what you should focus on, says Steve Hodgson, Chief Executive, Property Care Association
Most considerate site title awarded to six firm

Most Considerate Site awarded to six construction firms

A number of construction companies have been awarded the ‘Most Considerate Site’ at the Considerate Constructors Scheme’s 2017 National Site Awards
Rural development plans outlined for The Trossachs National Park

Rural development plans outlined for The Trossachs National Park

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park are set to undertake significant rural development under a new proposed 5 year plan.
Factory-built homes have many benefits for self-builders

Factory-built homes have many benefits for self-builders

Andrew Carpenter, Chief Executive, Structural Timber Association explains why factory-built homes are becoming an increasingly attractive way of building
Infrastructure challenges are a major barrier to housebuilding

Infrastructure challenges are a major barrier to housebuilding

To build homes faster there must be a focus on overcoming infrastructure challenges, says Natalie Elphicke, Chief Executive, The Housing & Finance Institute
Data collected by cities is a valuable but untapped resource

Data collected by cities is a valuable but untapped resource

Cities are sitting on useful planning data. They must learn how to make use of this, says Stefan Webb, Head of Projects at Future Cities Catapult
There is no silver bullet to fix the broken housing market

There is no silver bullet to fix the broken housing market

The Housing White Paper failed to recognise two key factors that could fix the broken housing market: buyers and the supply-side. Buildoffsite explains
What is the difference between accreditation and certification?

What is the difference between accreditation and certification?

Jon Murthy, UKAS Marketing Manager explains the difference between accreditation and certification, noting how professional standards create confidence

Ensuring drainage systems are sustainable must be a focus for planning consultants

Stuart Pearce, Managing Director, GeoSmart Information explains the importance of planning developments with sustainable drainage systems in mind