London build costs soar to second most expensive in world

Building in London costs more than any city in Europe and is the second most expensive city for new buildings in the world, according...

Contractor insolvency

Edward Lamport, solicitor in the construction team at Winckworth Sherwood, provides advice for developers concerned about the solvency of contractors in their supply chain.

Government to directly commission building of homes

In a radical new policy shift, the Government is to start directly commissioning the building of homes on publicly owned land. The first wave of up...

Making better use of daylight

Brett Martin details a recent project where its polycarbonate panels were specified to form part of the vertical glazing element for a new sailing HQ in Portsmouth.

Lynx Precast calls for sustainable housing growth

Hollowcore slab and T-beam producer Lynx Precast is predicting a buoyant market in 2016, but is calling for a more sustainable approach to housebuilding...

Designer panels

Danny Phelan, sales manager at Panel Systems, looks at reasons why architectural panels are increasingly being specified for design-led projects.

Architect confidence on the rise in latest RIBA survey

The RIBA Future Trends Workload Index increased significantly in November, rising to +27 (up from +18 in October), suggesting that confidence levels within the...

Precast in a new light

Building Products showcases the aesthetic versatility of architectural and structural precast concrete, which has been effectively utilised to create striking building envelopes on several high profile projects.

Steady new home growth for November

New home registrations maintained a steady rate of growth throughout November, with similar levels compared to a year ago, according to the latest NHBC...

Sprayers answered

Despite traditional plastering having its many supporters, its days may be numbered as ready-mixed spray plasters (RMPs) now deliver many superior features and benefits, says Lorna Stork, Knauf’s sustainability manager.