BLOG from Howard Chapman, Editor of Buildingtalk
The latest round-up of industry news includes Greenbelt abandoned, Smart Homes video, renewable power surge + new products & project stories
Research by Glenigan for a BBC programme tonight will show an alarming 5 fold increase in homes built on greenbelt land, with over a third in or around Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and much more in the pipeline. Im no NIMBY but this is madness – your comments please!
Other news includes:
.and with 37m people in the UK now using smart phones, Toolstation offer electric sockets that include a USB port how sensible is that!
I will begin on the ASSA ABLOY stand at IFSEC getting their take on how open platforms win business. Do be in touch if you are exhibiting and have something new for me to review.
Angela Breckenridge<email@example.com> 10/6/2015
I think building on green belt is crazy for several reasons:
UNION, part of ASSA ABLOY Security Solutions, a UK division of ASSA ABLOY, will be showcasing its certified, durable and easy-to-fit locks, cylinder systems and door closers at Screwfix Live 2018.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Doors, Exhibitions and Conferences, Posts
FENSA has announced it has appointed CMDi – built environment brand specialists, to explore the ‘grey’ market.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Glass, Glazing, Posts
A local education authority in Scotland is optimising best value in a major capital building programme, even through to pupil intimate care, courtesy of Closomat.Posted in Accessibility, Articles, Bathrooms, Bedrooms & Washrooms, Building Industry News, Case Studies, Interiors, Posts, Retrofit & Renovation
The number of visitors attending The Homebuilding & Renovating Shows who are working on a live project is increasing year on year, according to new research.Posted in Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Exhibitions and Conferences, Posts