UK’S SAFEST HOUSE BUILDERS HONOURED @NHBC

NHBC, the leading provider of health and safety services to the homebuilding industry today announced the winners of the first round of its annual Health and Safety Awards; the UK’s only awards scheme to honour the safest home builders.

Every year several thousand construction workers are injured whilst working on a building site. Through effective management of working areas and access routes many of these could be avoided, whilst also helping to reduce the number of working days lost to

LNT Care Developments is currently active on 25 sites across the UK @LNT_CareDevelop

Developer of turn-of-key care facilities, LNT Care Developments (“LNT”), is currently active on 25 sites across the UK.  All sites in their development pipeline have been pre-sold to operators including Barchester, Black Country Housing, Country Court Care, Oakdale and Sanctuary. As a result, LNT has recruited Laura Tilley as Land Director to join their growing site finding team to continue to bring new site opportunities to customer operators.

The team is working to find suitable land for development for new …

Holder Mathias appointed to design major residential town centre scheme in Camberley @Holder_Mathias

Holder Mathias Architects has been appointed by Surrey Heath Borough Council to design two residential schemes in Camberley. Led by the council’s development partner, Berkeley Homes, the redevelopment of Ashwood House and Pembroke House will support the regeneration of the town centre and facilitate its future growth through the creation of 141 new homes and retail space.

Acquired by Surrey Heath Borough Council in 2015, Ashwood House occupies a key site on Pembroke Broadway in the town centre and will

The Value of a Technically Enquiring Mindset

I have written before of the value of good arboricultural input for trees when being assessed for planning applications.  A couple of situations in the past week or so have highlighted to me the value of commissioning technically aware arborists.  I was asked to inspect a tree by an arborist who focuses on practical work, and is less experienced about the workings of the tree.  There was concern about the condition of the tree, and a request to arrange for …

Purus Channel 100 Configurator: an innovative tool for drainage system design  @PurusLtd

 

Purus, the Swedish manufacturer of floor gullies and linear wetroom drainage systems, have just launched their brand new Channel 100 Configurator, an innovative tool which makes the process of designing and ordering the correct Channel 100 stainless steel drainage channel for your requirements even easier.

 

The Channel 100 is Purus’ most popular stainless steel channel drainage system, which comes in standard lengths up to 2.5m and can be installed into concrete floors with vinyl, tiled, resin or concrete …

NCH announced as Apprentice Team of the Year finalists @nottmcityhomes

Apprentices from Nottingham City Homes have been named National Finalists in the search for the apprentice team of the year, after being the highest scoring team in the whole region.

After four months of hard work by over 650 apprentices from across 75 organisations from the country’s leading apprentice employers, training providers and colleges, the National Finalists of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge were announced at the House of Commons by Godfrey Owen, Chief Executive of organisers Brathay Trust.

The team …

Evolve iMS aims to revolutionise UK firms with latest cloud-based technology New Microsoft Dynamics Company Positioned for Success @IMSEvolve

 

A new Aberdeen-based company which aims to help businesses transform their processes and dramatically improve productivity with the latest Microsoft Dynamics technology has officially launched today (Tuesday 23rd May).

Evolve iMS (information Management Systems) is an independent start-up focussed on supporting companies in the oil and gas, construction and consultancy sectors to manage their business with an easy-to-use global ERP (enterprise resource planning) solution.

Evolve iMS has the ability to change the way firms do business with their customers …

CDG CONTINUES ITS EXPANSION PLANS WITH THE RE-APPOINTMENT OF TWO FORMER EMPLOYEES @CateringDesignGroup

 

Catering Design Group (CDG), the award-winning restaurant and commercial kitchen design company, has continued its expansion plans with the re-appointment of two former employees – Geoff Kibblewhite and Hannah Somers.

Geoff Kibblewhite re-joins the Northamptonshire-based company as Senior Projects Manager, after a nine month hiatus as a Project Manager with a competitor. Kibblewhite previously worked at CDG for five years, from 2011-2016. In his new role, he will be providing technical and project management support across all areas of …

VELUX® HELPS EXTENSION DREAMS COME TRUE @VELUX

10 Homeowners Win New Roof Windows

 

Ten homeowners in the UK and Ireland who have been dreaming about building a new or upgrading an existing single-storey extension in their home have won a coveted competition by leading window manufacturer VELUX®.

 

The competition asked homeowners to explain why roof windows would make a difference to their extension and how important a brighter environment in their home was to them.

 

Winners, who will receive up to four VELUX …

Recent survey suggests urgent action against Deforestation @OakwooddoorsLtd

In a recent survey, only 28% of people were correct in knowing that 6 billion trees are cut down each year.

 

Deforestation is the clearing of the earth’s forests on a huge scale, often resulting in environmental and ecological damage. Forests cover about 30% of the world’s land scale, but are being dramatically decreased every year.

 

The most common reasons for deforestation include: making more land available for housing and urbanization and to harvest timber to create commercial …

A new training officer for dhf as more than 1200 complete Safety Diploma

 dhf (Door & Hardware Federation) has announced it will soon welcome a new member to its training team.  Mike Lee will join the organisation as a full-time trainer at the beginning of July.  Mike, who has extensive experience in the installation and maintenance of automatic gates, will deliver safety courses across the UK and Ireland.  He will join a training team of three at the organisation’s head office in Tamworth.  The new post has been created as a result of …

Our Housing Manifesto – The Apolitical House Party via eMoov @eMoov

For decades all of the major political parties have failed us on housing. The deficit is 100,000 homes per annum that should be built but are not built (240,000 needed vs 140,000 built).

We’ve been let down and the result is sky high house prices as a consequence of increasing demand from a population that grows older and lives longer, with the addition of growing immigration and the propensity for single occupant householders.

Equally, rental stock is similarly short and …

NCH announced as Apprentice Team of the Year finalists @nottmcityhomes

Apprentices from Nottingham City Homes have been named National Finalists in the search for the apprentice team of the year, after being the highest scoring team in the whole region.

After four months of hard work by over 650 apprentices from across 75 organisations from the country’s leading apprentice employers, training providers and colleges, the National Finalists of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge were announced at the House of Commons by Godfrey Owen, Chief Executive of organisers Brathay Trust. 

The team

THE EVOLUTION OF THE RETAIL PARK @lk2_consultants

The face of retail is ever-changing and as a result, out-of-town shopping destinations are continuing to follow suit. Gary Johnson and Paul Starbuck from retail, sport and leisure specialists LK2, examine how the needs of retail park visitors are changing and discuss the perils of neglecting leisure within these prominent developments.

Before retailers and developers are able to future-proof retail parks, they must first understand why the commonplace layout, which has remained unchanged for many years, now needs to evolve. …

Purus Kitchen Worktops – Stainless Steel Style, Function & High Durability @PurusLtd

Purus, the Swedish manufacturer of wetroom drainage and stainless steel sanitaryware and interior products, have recently launched their brand new Stainless Steel Kitchen Worktops range. Allowing you to specify your own ideas and designs, the range can be manufactured to order in various lengths between 600mm and 3400mm in your choice of their available widths, thicknesses and shapes. Purus’ Stainless Steel Kitchen Worktops have premium style, function and quality and are made to order to suit your own requirements and …