Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes Balfour Beatty offer advice on how to make the most of a year now promising growth and opportunity. The exhibition season kicks off next month with Build It LIVE: UK offering products, seminars and advice on building or renovating individual homes. Ken Livingstone and Kevin McCloud will be speaking at[…]
Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes UK house sales are at their highest for 6 years, according to RICs, and new house building also booming, with Bovis Homes reporting a 77% growth, and Barratt house sales and profits are up. However, some politicians say hoarding’ via land banks is holding back building. But major house builders[…]
The Cut the Vat Coalition is made up of over 60 charities, trade associations and business groups, all campaigning for reduction in VAT to reduce the cost of living, improve the economy and enable homeowners to make their homes more energy efficient.
Cross Laminated Timber was used to deliver a solid structure and energy efficient building, whilst 100% of wood products supplied were legal and sustainable,’ attaining 96.3% PEFC certified timber by volume.
Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes Get cracking with fracking is the message from the UK Prime Minister this week as an energy supply crisis looms. After years of dithering, including by Ed Miliband when he was Energy Minister, we are facing the prospect of power shortages. So tax incentives to councils are part of a[…]
Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes We begin this first Buildingtalk newsletter of the year with a quick look back at some of 2013’s most read stories. Almost 500 readers used the link to the Buildingtalk website to read all about the Geberit toilet installed at The Shard, with this highest loo in Europe featuring in[…]
A construction video showcasing the work undertaken for the project is available to view on Centriforce’s YouTube Channel.
Jacob said: I am so grateful for the opportunity that Novus has given me and thankful to Bromford for putting me forward for it. Working for a reputable company such as Novus means doors will certainly open up for me in the future. This opportunity has given me the boost I needed.
Howard Chapman, Buildingtalk Editor, writes House building news this week: latest ONS statistics show that new residential construction orders are up 41.6% and are now nearly 20% of all construction output. Planning permissions for new homes are up 33%, the highest since 2007. With London’s population growing faster than anytime in history, Boris Johnson[…]
The changes have been brought about after concerns in the industry that some of the material is not meeting the standards of BS 1088:2003: Marine Plywood, defined to ensure a high quality material. The Timber Trade Federation now requires all of its members to comply with BS 1088, stating that products must be of suffient[…]