Making a Passivhaus a home

A stylish Passivhaus home in South Manchester has achieved exceptional levels of airtightness through a combination of careful detailing and a high performance structure, provided by the Kingspan TEK Building System. Steve and Mel Howarth hired certified Passivhaus designers, PHI... View Article

Welsh Slate stars in a Landmark refurbishment

Natural Welsh slates have been used in the refurbishment of a historic house. A historic seaside villa is enjoying a new lease of life as a Landmark Trust holiday let, thanks in part to Welsh Slate, part of the Lagan... View Article

Football stars reveal Manchester project design

The St Michael’s Partnership, formed by Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Brendan Flood has joined with Rowsley, BCEGI and Manchester City Council, to reveal the first images of their new city centre development. The, 700,000 sq ft St Michael’s development will comprise of... View Article

Plans submitted for over 420 homes in Leith

Revised proposals for 425 new homes at the Leith waterfront in Edinburgh have been submitted. If approved, the homes will be built on brownfield land in Leith’s former docklands and feature 106 affordable homes, 27 studios apartments, 27 colonies, 35 townhouses and 230 one, two and... View Article

Plans lodged for over 1,000 new homes in Ipswich

Plans for a major mixed-use development in Ipswich have been lodged by developer Crest Nicholson. The project called Henley Gate will be developed at the Ipswich Garden Suburb area and include 1,100 homes as well as a 30-hectare country park. Crest Nicholson said the... View Article

Kingspan rises to the challenge of water tower renovation

Products from Kingspan Insulation’s Kooltherm and Therma ranges have helped to transform a derelict water tower in North Yorkshire into a striking family home, as featured on Channel 4‘s Restoration Man. Built in the late 1930s, Pannal Water Tower provided... View Article

Lovell chosen for £7.4 million housing programme

Housing regeneration specialist Lovell has been chosen to deliver a £7.4m housing redevelopment programme for housing association Greenfields Community Housing. The scheme will see the demolition of 40 unsustainable 1950s concrete-framed Unity homes in Kelvedon, Essex, which will be replaced with... View Article
Green light for 403 homes and an all-through school in Bracknell © Nicholas Hare Architects

Green light for 403 homes and an all-through school in Bracknell

Planning permission has been granted to a development of 403 new homes within Bracknell Forest in Berkshire. The Blue Mountain project will also include community facilities, public open space, sports and recreation facilities and an enhanced green area. Binfield Learning Village,... View Article

VMZINC for Newcastle Uni tower refurb

An £18m refurbishment of Newcastle College’s Parsons Tower will extend the usable life of the 60s block by around 40 years. Pre-weathered standing seam VMZINC® ANTHRA-ZINC® and QUARTZ-ZINC® façades and roof have given an ugly building a distinctive visual aesthetic and... View Article

Global real estate giant acquires mixed-use building in London

Global real estate firm Thor Equities, in partnership with London-based Chenavari Investment Managers, has closed on the acquisition of 1 Dover Street in London for £47.2 million, reported. The six-storey 19th century building is comprised of a retail ground floor, upper... View Article

Kingspan OPTIM-R installed on sustainable London housing

The superior thermal performance of the Kingspan OPTIM-R Flooring System has helped a new residential development in the fashionable area of Battersea Village to meet its strict sustainability goals. Cobalt Place is part of international property developer Lendlease’s masterplan for... View Article

16 new affordable homes completed in Balderton

FOUR affordable housing schemes in Balderton have now reached completion, creating 16 much-needed homes which will be let on an affordable rent basis. In total this scheme will create a total of 32 new apartments across six sites, including: Wolfit... View Article

Passivhaus scheme in Warwickshire gets the go-ahead

Planning permission has been granted for Warwickshire’s first ever Passivhaus scheme, announced the Warwickshire Rural Housing Association (WRHA). The development in Wootten Wawen will comprise 12 properties for affordable rent and two for shared ownership, all designed and built to the... View Article

Properties for sale available in iconic London areas

Properties within two of London’s most recognisable residential structures have been made available by estate agency The Modern House. These are a three-bedroom flat in Highpoint I in Highgate and a five-bedroom listed house in Wallside, Barbican. Designed by Russian-born architect Berthold... View Article

Work starts on 91 new affordable homes in West Oxfordshire

Construction has begun on an exciting new development of 91 affordable homes in Chipping Norton, West Oxfordshire, England. Leading affordable housing provider Stonewater are working with West Oxfordshire District Council and contractors Bellway Homes to deliver the scheme on Burford Road, which will... View Article