Technical Extra Covering Standards, Regulation, Compliance, Guidance, Good Practice and a range of other Information & Support, issue 17 of the NHBC’s Technical Extra is an invaluable source of important information for Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, and Builders. For example NHBC Standards cover: Minimum Foundation Depths in Clay Soils Ironmongery for Windows & Doors … and […]
SolidLox ‘Heat Box’ fast and easy to build solution for housing Biomass Boilers and Fuel. http://www.solidlox.com
Straw is cheap, low carbon, good for the environment and an excellent insulator. So why don’t we see more straw houses, especially since excess straw in the UK could build a new city each year?
“Affinity with ones own inner nature is the ultimate expression of biophilia.” ~ Jai Cheswick
Senior health and well being professionals understand the benefits of designing and building therapeutic landscapes, specifically small, intimate, naturalistic spaces in urban settings.
Radically amended, CDM 2015 comes into force in April. It removes the role of CDM Coordinators and places most of their duties with a “Principal Designer”. ALL DUTY HOLDERS MUST ENSURE that Principal Designers, Designers, Principal Contractors, and Contractors have suitable “skills, knowledge and training” to take on their specific roles safely.
If Labour forms the next government it will seei policies to improve profitability and margins along the supply chain. Speaking to Construction Manager, the MP for Hartlepool said: “I’m interested in the structure of our industry. When sectors do well, there’s often alignment and long-term perspective is in the supply chain, I worry we’re not […]
We all use a lot of trees IN our buildings – probably us more than most. But we don’t always pay as much attention as we could – or should – to the way our planning and designs consider trees AROUND our buildings. Thanks to ‘deeproot’. this week’s insight highlights street-scapes, health, safety and maintenance […]