• Net gain best practice

    New regulations require evidence of a long-term biodiversity gain plan for each new site. Paul Brown, geo ...

    New regulations require evidence of a long-term biodiversity gain plan for each new site. Paul Brown, geospatial environmental data expert at Fera Science, shares best practice advice on where to star ...

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  • Master at work

    Stephen Rankin, Vantage & Co managing director, reports on the restoration of a derelict landmark hou ...

    Stephen Rankin, Vantage & Co managing director, reports on the restoration of a derelict landmark house that earnt his company the title Master Builder of the Year in the annual FMB Awards. Old He ...

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  • The need for speed

    Bargate Homes’ managing director Mark White – who sits on the All-Party Parliamentary Group advisory boar ...

    Bargate Homes’ managing director Mark White – who sits on the All-Party Parliamentary Group advisory board for SME housebuilders – says urgent action is needed to reduce the delays to start on site. T ...

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  • Sealing for safety

    The revision of Part L of the Building Regulations demands that holes around pipes and flues are sealed. ...

    The revision of Part L of the Building Regulations demands that holes around pipes and flues are sealed. And sealing around flues where they exit a building may mean working at height. Dean Heathfield ...

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  • The exchange rate

    Is MVHR the answer to improved ventilation in new-build homes asks Alan Siggins, managing director of Air ...

    Is MVHR the answer to improved ventilation in new-build homes asks Alan Siggins, managing director of Airflow. As one of the most complete ventilation solutions available, MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation ...

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  • Digging for victory

    It has become imperative to balance development with environmental responsibility. As such, recent years ...

    It has become imperative to balance development with environmental responsibility. As such, recent years have witnessed a rise in innovative solutions, with Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) a ...

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  • Concrete findings

    Carbon emissions are one of the most important causes of global warming, and concrete is a big contributo ...

    Carbon emissions are one of the most important causes of global warming, and concrete is a big contributor mainly because of one of its key ingredients: cement. Tim Capey, general manager of CCP Build ...

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  • Shooting from the HIP

    New guidance from National Trading Standards requires sellers of property to provide buyers with upfront ...

    New guidance from National Trading Standards requires sellers of property to provide buyers with upfront information. Jeremy Davy, partner and head of new build at BDB Pitmans, asks: have we just witn ...

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  • Colours for living

    When it comes to housing design, selecting colours for each room is more than just an aesthetic choice – ...

    When it comes to housing design, selecting colours for each room is more than just an aesthetic choice – it's about creating spaces that evoke the right emotions and improve wellbeing. Dawn Scott, sen ...

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  • Home flair

    Simon Bodsworth, managing director at Daval Furniture, looks at the rooms where homebuyers put indulgence ...

    Simon Bodsworth, managing director at Daval Furniture, looks at the rooms where homebuyers put indulgence and multi-functional flexibility at the top of their wish lists. Back in the spring, we predic ...

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