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See it first at the Timber Expo

With the most important event in the timber industry’s calendar just around the corner, some of the sectors biggest brands have released details of exciting new product launches at Timber... View Article

High price to pay for low standards

The council is increasing the charges it makes to landlords when it issues them notices regarding unsatisfactory housing. Cherwell District Council makes these charges under the 2004 Housing Act to... View Article

Low cost solution to slippery decking

Wooden decking can become hazardous in damp and slippery conditions, creating the possible threat of a slips or falls for anyone walking across the surface. Outside areas where people gather... View Article

Genesis and TVHA merger collapses

Genesis and Thames Valley have abandoned their proposed plans to merge into one organisation. The merger, which would have created a 47,700-house venture, has collapse due to “differences in style and... View Article

Sterte Court stands out, thanks to Trespa

The twin high-rise housing blocks of Sterte Court occupy a commanding location overlooking part of Poole Harbour in Dorset. But, if the view from within the ten-storey flats was impressive,... View Article

£2.5m boost for rural homes in Scotland

A housing association will build 50 affordable homes in the Scottish Highlands thanks to an investment of £2.5m in charitable bonds by the Scottish government. Lochaber Housing received the loan... View Article

Making a Passivhaus a home

A stylish Passivhaus home in South Manchester has achieved exceptional levels of airtightness through a combination of careful detailing and a high performance structure, provided by the Kingspan TEK Building... View Article

Community buildings consultation

Residents are being encouraged to have their say on how community buildings in the borough are used. The buildings, home to a range of services such as tenants and residents... View Article

Vent-Axia Revives Social Housing Ventilation

Leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia has launched the intelligent Lo-Carbon Revive, a new filter-less unitary fan designed to meet the specific needs of social housing. Boasting powerful, quiet, efficient ventilation,... View Article

MPs call for new homelessness strategy

A new government-wide strategy is needed to address the increasing level of homelessness, according to a damning report. An inquiry by the communities and local government committee explored the extent of... View Article
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