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Impartial advice on structural warranties

See the value in using an independent provider for your structural warranty needs.
James Bailey, managing partner of Bruton Knowles which has just been appointed a place on the Citizen Framework

Bruton Knowles secures spot on property valuation Citizen Framework

Bruton Knowles has secured a place on the £800,000 Citizen 2022 framework (0928) to deliver vital development property valuations over the next four years.
Nicola Gooch discusses the need for local authorities to consider and plan appropriately their housing for seniors

Housing for seniors: How can local authorities better plan for an...

We are all getting older - let’s at least try to plan for it, says Nicola Gooch, planning partner at law firm Irwin Mitchell. Here, Nicola pleads the case for local authorities to better prepare for an ageing society by adopting local plans that support a greater provision of seniors' housing.
Part O building regulations overheating

Part O: Understanding the new regulations on overheating

The government has introduced Part O of the Building Regulations to prevent homes overheating in summer. Anastasia Mylona, head of research at CIBSE, explains what is in the new regulation and why it was needed.
part l changes

Part L changes to intensify testing for door and window fabricators

Part L changes to Building Regulations are likely to intensify testing demand in the run-up to the December 31 deadline for UKCA certification, warns Element Materials Technology.
build-to-rent properties

UK build-to-rent properties increase by a fifth in the past year

Analysis by the British Property Federation (BPF) shows an increase in build-to-rent properties in the UK, over the past twelve months.
homes in Gedling

Keepmoat Homes given green light to build 433 new homes in...

Gedling Borough Council has granted Keepmoat Homes planning permission for 433 new homes in Gedling, part of the final phase of its Chase Farm development.
Premier Guarantee Quality Recognition

West Sussex housing developments receive Premier Guarantee Quality Recognition

Dandara receives official Premier Guarantee Quality Recognition Award for their Fontwell Meadows and Paddock View developments in West Sussex.
Zeroignition fire protection

East Sussex Housing development uses Zeroignition fire protection

A residential housing development in East Sussex has used Zeroignition fire protection to 'protect property and save lives'.
levelling up agenda

How public sector procurement aids the levelling up agenda

In this ebook, LHC looks at the role public sector procurement plays in the government's levelling up agenda.
levelling up agenda

LHC report says improved housing and public sector procurement is key...

The LHC report outlines the key role public sector procurement can play in the government's levelling up agenda.
poor housing in England

How can we address the cost of poor housing in England?

Addressing poor housing in England would save the NHS £1.4bn a year – it’s time we take action. Gillian Charlesworth, chief executive of BRE, explores how.
third-party certification

The importance of third-party certification

PBC Today interviewed Chris Miles, the business director of UL’s Built Environment Group, about the importance of third-party certification.
toxic metal

Study finds that construction workers are at a higher risk of...

A recent study led by Boston University School of Public Health has found that construction workers are at a higher risk of exposing their families to toxic metals in their homes due to various work and home related factors.
mandatory licensing

Small builders call for mandatory licensing for building firms

Results from the most recent State of Trade Survey from the Federation of Master Builders showed that 86% of respondents are calling for mandatory licensing for building firms.
Working from home space

Working from home space: Planning policy for the “new normal”

Planning policy must adapt to the shifting need for working from home space, says Philip Barnes, group land and planning director at Barratt Developments.
flood protection

StormMeister flood protection reaches new heights

StormMeister’s expanded premises and new testing facilities is allowing the company to take flood protection above and beyond industry standards.
Meeting housing demand

Meeting housing demand report calls for gov to act on housing...

The Lords Built Environment Committee has published its Meeting housing demand report and calls on the Government to act on planning, SMEs and housing for the elderly to address the housing crisis.
working from home

New report urges for planning policies to adapt to hybrid working

Barratt Developments and national planning consultancy Lichfields have launched a new report, calling for local planning policies to be urgently reviewed to ensure they are fit for purpose for working from home.
Green Homes Grant Voucher

Green Homes Grant “underperformed badly” says PAC report

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has said that the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme “underperformed badly”, in its latest report.
technical standards edition

NHBC launches new 2022 technical standards edition

UK leading warranty and insurance provider NHBC has launched their new 2022 technical standards edition, effective for every new home covered by an NHBC warranty, where foundations are begun on or after 1 January 2022.
low carbon heating systems

£5k grants to encourage homeowners to install low carbon heating

The government has set out its plan to incentivise people to install low-carbon heating systems to reduce the UK’s dependency on fossil fuels.
retrofitting, net zero,

Meeting carbon targets through retrofitting

The UK must embark upon a comprehensive retrofit programme of its existing housing stock if it is to achieve net zero carbon by 2050, says Simon Storer, chief executive of Insulation Manufacturers Association.
premier modular bopas

Premier Modular achieves BOPAS accreditation

Premier Modular has achieved BOPAS accreditation for its modular living solutions, after its expansion into the residential sector.
housing crisis

Why commonly accepted solutions to solve the housing crisis won’t cut...

Peter Bill, author of Broken Homes and a former housebuilder, explores why commonly accepted solutions to fix the housing crisis just won’t work, and offers up his own suggestions that defy conventional wisdom.
green homes grant

Green Homes Grant ‘set up to fail’, says NAO report

Only 5,600 of the expected 82,500 jobs were created under the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme and £314m of the £1.5bn has been spent, according to a new report by the National Audit Office (NAO).

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