If you are an employer in the private sector in construction and engineering, you are probably aware of the IR35 changes that the Government is implementing from 6th April this year. There are lots of rumours and information flying around the industry and we know it may be confusing to understand all of it. Because […]
This is going to come as a shock to some: the purpose of housebuilders is to profit from solving the problems of people, place and planet, not to profit from trashing them. “We need fewer, smaller, greener and more affordable homes that improve people’s quality of life”, says Chris Brown, chair and founder of Igloo, […]
The final report from the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission published last week outlined a list of ideas with huge implications for housebuilders and developers. The question is whether they will actually be implemented.
The secretary of state for housing Robert Jenrick has given the industry an early indication of what to expect from the forthcoming planning white paper.
The Conservative Party has pledged to support the use of modern methods of construction in its general election manifesto.
John Corbett, sales director UK at EnOcean, outlines how modern methods of construction and smart technologies can revolutionise the building process and the way we live.
“This report is a call to arms. It represents the start of a transformation in the construction industry in which main contractors will play a critical role, alongside a Government willing to support the industry through regulation, guidance and funding. Massive carbon reduction will not just happen: it requires great commitment, vision and determination – […]
Writing in ‘The Guardian’, Damian Carrington, their environmental editor reports that Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, has led efforts to address the dangers global heating poses to the financial sector.
Please enter a description..Time was you knew where you were with housebuilding: only private housebuilders or councils did it, with the former trying to make as much money as they could, and the latter making their houses affordable for working people. Even when housing associations took over the mantle from local authorities from the 1980s […]
The government says it will push ahead with the Future Homes Standard – and in October, before election fever took hold, it launched a consultation on the reforms to energy regulations. David Blackman reports on what this will mean for housebuilders and homeowners
Writing in ‘Tree Hugger’ Lloyd Alter reminds us that Arup is not just an engineering firm; they also have Foresight, an “internal think-tank and consultancy which focuses on the future of the built environment and society at large.n….