Aster Group secures £250m sustainability bond

Housing association Aster Group has priced its first £250m Sustainability Bond under the group’s new European Medium-Term Notes (EMTN) programme with the proceeds bolstering its fund for developing new affordable housing. The 15-year bond, which was four times oversubscribed, comprised... View Article

273 homes planned for new Buckinghamshire development

An award-winning housebuilder has confirmed it has completed on a proposed development of 273 new homes in Haddenham, Buckinghamshire. Redrow Thames Valley has completed on a 33-acre site off Churchway in Haddenham, just six miles south-west of Aylesbury. With outline... View Article

Guide to Fire Extinguishers and Fire Signage

Having proper fire safety equipment in the workplace is of utmost importance to ensure the health and safety of everyone, most especially the staff. Thus, every company in the UK, regardless of the industry, is required by law to have... View Article

LGA responds to £30m Waking Watch Relief Fund announcement

Responding to today’s government announcement of a £30 million Waking Watch Relief Fund to pay for the installation of fire alarms in high-rise buildings with cladding, Lord Porter, Building Safety spokesman for the Local Government Association, said: “This fund is... View Article

Walking the Walk – Construction Trends 2021

It’s fair to say the events of 2021 tested the mettle of the UK housebuilding sector, with all developers affected in some way, regardless of size. Thankfully, the response to the exceptional circumstances presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, showcases the... View Article

4 Tips for Landlords Concerned About Tenant Welfare

Landlords are increasingly expected to look to tenants’ welfare rather than focus on the profitability of their properties. This has been an inevitable push given the concerns over continued accommodation for tenants during 2020 and beyond with Covid-19 still an... View Article

Time for a fairer private rented sector, say Welsh landlords

Today, the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) Wales have released their manifesto for the forthcoming election, explaining that only when the private rented sector (PRS) is regarded as part of the solution to the housing crisis can landlords and tenants... View Article

Driving up Standards on Fire Door Safety

By Kevin Underwood, BWF Technical Director Over a year ago, in October 2019, Sir Martin Moore-Bick made a number of recommendations in conclusion to Phase 1 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, which he chaired. His aim was for these recommendations to be... View Article