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Winning strategies for biodiversity

Managing open spaces is much more than cutting grass and collecting litter and with the introduction of Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) legislation in January, it has become even more complex.... View Article

VIVID maintains top regulatory ratings

VIVID has maintained its G1 V1 ratings by the Regulator for Social Housing. This achievement follows an in-depth assessment by the regulator and is the highest governance and financial viability... View Article

Future-proof your residential facade

Mark Snowden from Rockpanel outlines the benefits of ventilated facades, why their specification can help ensure the wellbeing of occupants and how substandard external cladding systems can lead to hidden... View Article

Landlord Latest: Salix Homes

LISTEN HERE Salix Homes is a housing association based in Salford, Greater Manchester, providing social and affordable homes and housing services Salix Homes own and manage over 8,000 homes, which... View Article

Unique housing initiative begins in Gateshead

Construction of 62 new affordable homes – including 20 for Gateshead’s Jewish community – is underway. The Gateshead Regeneration Partnership (GRP) is using finance created from the sale of around 50 houses... View Article

Powering up the future of EV charging

As the UK prepares for a net zero future, and Part S of the Building Regulations homes in on electric vehicles (EVs), housebuilders are grappling with the various practical issues... View Article
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Product & Supplier News

In profile – Pendock pipe boxing

The use of pre-formed boxings and casings for concealing pipework on social housing refurbishment projects has gradually overtaken the time intensive procedure of fabricating individual boxing on site to become... View Article

Envirovent celebrates double award win!

Harrogate-based ventilation manufacturer EnviroVent is celebrating winning two prestigious regional business awards: The Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business –and the Insider Media Made in Yorkshire awards. For both awards, EnviroVent... View Article

The future of fencing is steel

The pressure is always to build high-quality developments that deliver profit in all areas of a build, including fencing. Here, John Abernethie, Managing Director at Birkdale discusses modern fencing options... View Article

West Fraser’s CaberMDF matters

What’s the difference between CaberMDF Pro and CaberMDF Trade? CaberMDF Pro is dense and ideal for routing thanks to its consistent density, high quality fibres and internal bond strength.  This also makes... View Article

Introducing: Onyx 2 Grab Rails

Spring is just around the corner, what better time for an AKW product launch? Our Onyx collection of contemporary mobility aids has some brand-new additions that we’re very excited to... View Article

Creak-free flooring from West Fraser

West Fraser‘s CaberFloor P5 is a high-performance particleboard which is widely specified by developers, architects and self-builders due to its stability, durability and ease of installation. The high-density panels come in thicknesses... View Article

Cowie charity donations

The team at West Fraser’s plant in Cowie, Scotland has donated a total of £13,000 to four local community groups which provide vital care and wellbeing support. Staff at the site... View Article

Get tough with Arma metal pipe boxing

When external pipework needs to be concealed and protected against the risk of accidental damage or vandalism, Arma metal pipe boxing provides a tough and versatile solution that also improves... View Article

Nationwide coverage, second to none

Kingspan Light + Air = smoke control servicing that’s second to none. We provide nationwide coverage, rapid response and experienced engineers. Regular servicing and maintenance of smoke ventilation systems is... View Article
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