New shops, library and 200 homes for Wandsworth Town

Plans have been approved for 201 new homes and a brand new library in the heart of the Wandsworth Town regeneration area. The council’s planning applications committee last night approved a proposal to merge and redevelop three rundown sites linking... View Article

Cambridge development scoops top brick award

A development of 306 new homes just outside Cambridge has won the award for Best Housing 25 units or more at this year’s Annual Brick Awards which took place on 12th November. Designed by Proctor and Matthews Architects and built... View Article

Prize winning pupil visits award winning architect

An architect in the making whose innovative design was chosen in a national competition to represent the official World War I Christmas football truce sculpture has visited Ryder Architecture with his class mates to hear about building design. Spencer Turner,... View Article

Green light for Nine Elms primary school and 290 new homes

Wandsworth Council last night approved plans for 290 new homes in Nine Elms and the redevelopment of St Mary’s Primary School. The application for Battersea Park East, by Taylor Wimpey Central London, comes with approximately £7.8m towards improving transport infrastructure... View Article

Wates Chairman takes on top role at BRE Trust

Chairman of Wates Group, James Wates CBE has been appointed as Chairman of the BRE Trust the UK’s largest charity dedicated to advancing knowledge and education on the built environment for public benefit. He takes over from Sir Neville Simms... View Article

Low noise, high performance with Xpelair Simply Silent™

Xpelair has extended its family of new Simply Silent™ Contour fans with the launch of a Constant Volume (CV) range incorporating Intelligent Adaptiflow™ Sensing, a smart technology which senses changes in airflow and adapts the fan speed intuitively to maintain... View Article

Waitrose discovers the wonders of Bituchem’s Natratex

Waitrose has used Bituchem’s Natratex Cotswold product to provide the surfacing for the car park at its Malmesbury store in Wiltshire. Applied to over 3000sqm of the supermarket’s parking space, Natratex Cotswold is a durable surface course that has a... View Article

Reynaers at Home helps Passivhaus dream come true

This spectacular home in Ireland is one of the first Passivhaus rated energy-efficient homes in the country that has exploited the use of large areas of glass. Its huge panoramic windows maximise the view to the rolling landscape without compromising... View Article

Step Up Safety With Crown Trade Timonox Flame Retardant Coatings

Specifiers overseeing winter maintenance schedules can introduce Crown Trade Timonox Flame Retardant Coatings to underpin fire safety management programmes. The system reduces the risk of fire spread on walls and ceilings, where multiple layers of conventional paint can create a... View Article

GGF marks great progess in Scotland

The GGF raised its profile at the Scottish Parliament in Holyrood, Edinburgh in the first week of December with three jam packed days that included a GGF exhibition, meetings with over 20 Members of the Scottish Parliament (MSPs), input at... View Article

Barwood Products welcomes DisabledGo report

Barwood Products, one of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of bathroom products for the disabled market, has welcomed a new report compiled by accessibility information provider DisabledGo, as ‘sad but true’. The report, commissioned by Minister for Disabled People... View Article

CML responds to Government starter homes announcement

The Council of Mortgage Lenders notes the Government announcement and consultation today on starter homes for first-time buyers. Paul Smee, CML director general, comments: “Mortgage lenders support measures that deliver affordable ways for people to access home-ownership. This new scheme... View Article