Stick with the spec

Kester Harvey, commercial director at The Rooflight Company, provides insight into a recent architectural survey about the refurbishment of heritage buildings, and offers advice on making the original specification as robust as possible.

Chancellor doubles housing budget in Spending Review

Chancellor, George Osborne, has doubled the housing budget and pledged to build 400,000 affordable new homes by the end of the decade. The affordable housing...

Safe haven

Paul Henson, sales and marketing director at Ramtech Electronics, looks at how recent advances in wireless technology are helping to improve security at holiday parks.

New build facilities could reduce NHS mortality rates

Encouraging private investment in healthcare real estate could help the NHS see a dramatic improvement in patient outcomes, preventing almost 3,000 deaths and 3,800...

Maintaining integrity

Richard Burgess, marketing director at Lonsdale Metal, outlines key factors to consider when specifying glazed rooflights.

New standard highlights fire risks to ‘vulnerable’ people

LPS 1655, the latest Loss Prevention Standard from BRE Global, introduces the UK’s first fire performance benchmark for Personal Protection System (PPS) equipment. Developed in...

Biomassive savings

The installation of a new heating system throughout a tailoring factory in Yorkshire is leading to fuel savings of £19,000 a year, with the cost of installation set to be recouped within four years. Building Products reports.

Greenwich Peninsula masterplan gets Boris approval

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has given his seal of approval for the capital’s largest single regeneration development in the Greenwich Peninsula. A revised...

National living wage

Ruth Phillips, senior associate, and Alistair Smith, trainee solicitor at Shakespeare Martineau, take an in-depth look at the implementation of the national living wage next year and its likely impact on the construction industry.

Residential totals almost half of all October construction contract values

Residential construction comprised nearly half the value of all UK construction contracts in October, according to the latest Economic & Construction Market Review from industry...