LGA responds to Summer Economic Update

Responding to the Summer Economic Update announced by the Chancellor, Cllr James Jamieson, Chairman of the Local Government Association, said: “The social and economic challenge we face as a nation cannot be underestimated. We are pleased that the Chancellor has... View Article

Works starts on new Brighton student residence

High-quality student accommodation provider Alumno has given the green light to Westridge Construction to begin work on a new project in the Falmer district of Brighton and Hove. The new four-storey Falmer Cottages student residence is being built in association... View Article

A closer look at Fire Door Safety

How can third-party fire door certification give you peace of mind? Last year Inside Housing carried out an investigation on the replacement of faulty fire doors by councils across the UK. It was found that across 98 Councils, around 10... View Article

Customers invited to sign up to SIG LIVE

One of the UK’s leading construction material suppliers, SIG is busy preparing to host SIG LIVE, a virtual conference and update for its customers, to be held on Thursday 16th July 2020. The live video conference, which will be sponsored... View Article

Wetland project would ease flood risk

An innovative water management scheme, designed to ease pressure on Sheffield’s sewer system, is being proposed as part of plans to build 148 new homes in the city. The sustainable urban drainage system – or SuDS – would reduce the... View Article

Kingspan helps Passivhaus development to meet the standard

A development of 13 homes in the Bedfordshire village of Sharnbrook has been certified to the rigorous requirements of the Passivhaus Standard, with a specification combining Kingspan’s premium performance insulation boards and the Kingspan TEK Building System of Structural Insulated... View Article

Over 80,000 new homes will be lost in one year to Covid chaos

Shocking new analysis predicts the pandemic will see 84,000 fewer homes delivered this year – with overall output dropping from 255,000 last year to just 171,000 homes in 20/21. Without urgent government action, the research carried out by Savills for Shelter, estimates 116,000... View Article

Sinking in the Sun

With May 2020 officially designated as hottest on record, it is very possible that the UK will experience another hot, dry summer again this year. As most will remember 2018 saw an uncharacteristic six-week long heatwave which caused a surge... View Article