accessibility

Accessibility is a key consideration when designing for disabled users

Ian Streets, of About Access discusses how the principles of good accessibility are imperative when designing for people with disabilities
New Homes Review

Staying warm in winter – protect your new build home

Winter will soon be kicking in and when the weather worsens it’s best to be prepared. We have put together some useful information for you to remember to help protect your home. Things you can do inside your home Ensure your central heating works and if need be, get your boiler...
New Homes Review

Let your new build home breathe

New build homes are built to be more air tight to help make them more energy efficient. The downside to this ‘air tightness’ is that unless the property is effectively ventilated, it could cause poor air quality and a build of condensation in your new home. How to avoid poor...
New Homes Review

Save smart – how to make savings in your new home

Most people feel the pinch in January whether it be the bank balance or your waist band after the Christmas indulgence! As you may now be thinking about saving for home improvements in the spring or that summer holiday, how about some top tips to help you save money...
New Homes Review

New year, new home? The benefits of buying a new build

Are you considering buying a new house next year? Many people use the Christmas period to discuss their plans for the coming year. The decision to buy an older home or new build home often boils down to personal preference. Whilst some people prefer period properties with a unique historical...
New Homes Review

Things you may not know when buying a new build home

With more and more new build developments cropping up all over the UK, and funding initiatives to make home ownership more affordable, the option of buying a new build home is becoming increasingly popular. So how does buying a new build home compare with a traditional home purchase? With more...
New Homes Review

What do people really think about the quality of new build housing?

Considering Buying a Newly Built Home? To accompany its launch, the New Homes Review (NHR) has recently surveyed 1000 consumers representative of the UK population, to gain their views on the new homes market in general. Positively, a third of respondents surveyed are considering buying a house in the next...
Mick George

Demolition at its best – RAF Brampton

For all you Construction enthusiasts, Mick George Ltd has a trio of videos for you to enjoy.  RAF Brampton, the former Ministry of Defence premises, located in Cambridgeshire is nearing completion of a 32-week Demolition project undergone by Mick George Ltd. Since the MOD announced that the site was...
accessibility

Procurement is the best point to address accessibility

Ian Streets of About Access discusses accessibility at the procurement stage The old adage that you get what you pay for applies in the area of accessibility as much as anywhere else. If you buy the best car you can afford, then you’re investing in reliability and reducing the likelihood that...
Premier Guarantee

Understanding U-Values

As we know, winter in the UK can bring some harsh weather; freezing temperatures, snow, wind and rain. No one likes a cold house, but how can you be sure that your home is retaining as much heat as possible? Understanding U-values of different wall materials will stand you in...
accessibility

Can-do attitude is key to supporting disabled employees

Ian Streets discusses support for disabled employees Adaptability is essential in business, and for employers that obviously extends to how they accommodate and support their staff. People change, and so does their ability to contribute to the success of a business. The aim of most employers is to develop their workers, teach...

Accessible environments – Right first time

Right first time will keep costs down in accessible environments We see enough examples every day to tell us that where there are steps it may also be helpful to have a ramp and where there are toilets then nearby there should be one that is accessible. But what does...
IApply

Can technology save the planning and building control process?

Technology has been proven to help save time and money across many industries, helping companies reach maximum efficiency and service for their customers.  However, it has been recorded that local authorities have been wasting two million man hours every year due to the ineffective ways the services are being...

Peer review process ensures quality of access consultants

Whatever your trade or profession, credibility counts. You wouldn’t place an important legal matter in the hands of a bar room barrister any more than you would ask a learner driver to park your Bentley. That’s why, in 1999, the government of the day launched the National Register of Access Consultants...