Efficient way of thinking

Jon Bootland, chief executive at the Passivhaus Trust, looks at why increasing numbers of housebuilders are embracing Passivhaus – widely considered as the ‘gold standard’ of energy efficient design.

New homes reach highest annual increase for 28 years

The number of new homes in England has risen by 25% over the past year, the highest annual percentage increase in 28 years, according...

Civic centrepiece

Ceramic granite cladding panels were used to provide a crisp finish for a new landmark community hub in a historic part of East London. Building Products reports.

Stair manufacturer confidence on the rise

A new survey among UK timber stair companies has revealed ambitions for significant staff increases in the year ahead. In a poll of British Woodworking Federation...

Light fantastic

Manufacturer Rodeca showcases its product offering with a number of high-profile case studies where its translucent building materials have been utilised to great effect.

London office construction hits seven year high

Office construction in central London has grown by 18% in six months and hit a seven year high according to a survey by Deloitte...

Diverse workplace

Lisa Jane Risk, national chairman at The Association of Women in Property, argues that although diversity in construction is gradually improving, support networks still have vital role to play in ensuring skilled staff remain within the sector.

Versatility in walling

Maccaferri looks at how the humble Gabion has found widespread use in construction projects the length and breadth of the country since its introduction in the late 1900s.

North West leads new build residential sector in Q3

The North West residential sector saw a significant boost in the number of new build properties commissioned in Q3 this year, leading all regions...

Balancing act

Simple precautions, such as the installation of a thermostatic mixing valve (TMV), can cut the risk of injuries from scalding and infection from legionella, argues Roger Crabb, marketing manager at Mira Showers.