BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk
My favourite comment after the clear Tory majority win in the UK General Election last week was: No more Balls from Labour – and no Scottish Nanny putting us all on the naughty step. I couldnt possibly comment, but I do believe it was a good result for the construction industry. Ive listed below just some of the Government pledges that will help promote UK construction.
However, we still face a number of key challenges, not least how to solve the current housing shortfall. Despite housebuilders having the best results since 2007 (40k homes were registered in Q1, up 18% on 2014, says NHBC), PSB Magazine explains why a single strategy wont be enough to solve the issue.
Next week I will be at THE VAULT showroom during Clerkenwell Design Week. I will be live online via the new Periscope technology, promoted via Twitter, to interview interior designer Gary Wheeler. If you have an iPhone or iPad, do follow Buildingtalk on Twitter and you will get a live link prompt next Thursday lunchtime, 21st May. You can comment live during the interview but do keep it clean or I will be in trouble.
We reveal Britains most hated bathroom chore and the 8 construction world records that set new building innovation standards.
Schueco UK are calling on architects, main contractors and specialist contractors to submit entries to the 2019 Schueco Excellence Awards for Design and Innovation.Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Systems, Doors, Posts, Steel and Structural Frames, Walls, Windows
Lifestyle Flooring have taken a look at two popular types of vinyl flooring; Amtico and Karndean, analysing what to consider when choosing between them.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Floors, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Timber Buildings and Timber Products, Wooden products
REHAU has announced that it will be releasing five new videos demonstrating the various benefits provided by its District Heating division.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Pipes, Posts
Lifestyle Flooring have taken a look at the essential difference between engineered wood flooring and hardwood flooring, with the intention of it helping people make informed decisions.Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Floors, Posts, Research & Materials Testing, Timber Buildings and Timber Products, Wooden products