George Clarke rails against the government’s slow timetable on future homes @meuk_les

The chancellor of the exchequer announced the Future Homes Standard in March 2019, but what is it?

Well, it’s a standard that is expected to set us on a course to reduce carbon emissions to NET-ZERO by 2050 and the government now sees housing as being a key part in that – which it should as some claim that homes account for a third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the UK.

The government intends to introduce in 2020 ‘a meaningful but achievable uplift to energy efficiency standards as a stepping-stone to the future homes standard’ with the intention ‘to make new homes more energy efficient and to future-proof them in readiness for low carbon heating systems’ in readiness for the introduction of a further uplift in standards in 2025.

Grand Designs Live to launch All-New Feature ‘The Great British Box Room’ at London’s ExCeL @granddesigns

Every house has one, and they seem to be a uniquely British aspect to home design; The Box Room. Typically, this small room is left unused, forgotten or used as a dumping ground for the things that don’t fit anywhere else. The Great British Box Room Competition; a new series of 6 installations, each imagined by a different interior designer, will be on display only at Grand Designs Live, from 2nd -10th May 2020. This brand-new, imaginative and exciting feature will aim to inspire visitors and encourage them to take home new ideas, information and supplier contacts.

Blonde Hedgehog @DeltaMembranes

Overview

The Northernmost of the inhabited Channel Islands, is Alderney.  A spectacular remote island steeped in natural beauty and never-ending stretches of white-gold beaches.

Encircled by the quiet cobblestoned streets of Saint Anne that lead to Alderney’s dramatic coastlines, is The Blonde Hedgehog.

Trade association flies the flag for British furniture manufacturing with new brand design @BFM_LTD

A trade body, which champions Britain’s furniture makers, has developed a new brand design to help clients identify products made by its members.

British Furniture Manufacturers (BFM) has implemented a bold new look across the organisation to fly the flag for the sector.

Rockwell partners with Gateway Housing Association to deliver new affordable homes @RockwellLtd @GatewayHousing

New development at 82 West India Dock Road provides genuinely affordable social housing

Rockwell, a London-focussed mixed-use property developer, has today confirmed Gateway Housing Association as its partner for delivery of the affordable housing at its landmark development at 82 West India Dock Road, Westferry.

Mark Parker Promoted to Regional Chief Executive of Redrow Greater London @RedrowHomes

Leading housebuilder Redrow has promoted Mark Parker to the position of Regional Chief Executive for Greater London.

Mark initially joined Redrow in 2015 to establish Redrow’s presence in North London and the delivery of a 2,900 home, mixed tenure masterplan at its Colindale Gardens development. In 2018 Mark was appointed Divisional Managing Director for East London. Prior to this, he held the role as a Managing Director at another London-based housebuilder for more than a decade.

LPG and affordable housing @FlogasHome

New housing has been a constant priority for a succession of recent UK governments.  Add on top of that the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and its after-effects, affordable housing continues to be a conundrum to be solved.

Positive initiatives and efficient processes are needed to help the sector deliver the number of homes that Brits can pay for. In this article, we explore how LPG is assisting in the provision of affordable housing for UK buyers and why it’s vital that the sector and government gets behind it if they want to hit targets and meet housing demands.

WORCESTER BOSCH BLACK FRIDAY OFFER REVEALED @WorcesterBosch

This Black Friday, Worcester Bosch is offering £100 off the maximum price of all qualifying FastTrack Installations. The Worcester Bosch FastTrack service provides instant access to over 800 Worcester Accredited Installers across the UK, allowing consumers to book a new boiler installation with speed and confidence. All accredited installers are highly qualified and specialists at installing Worcester Bosch boilers.

Tarkett wins coveted FX Award @TarkettUK #fxawards19

Tarkett, the global flooring manufacturer, has won a coveted FX Interior Design Award with iD Revolution – the first Cradle to Cradle Gold CertifiedÔ modular resilient flooring.

Celebrating design excellence, Tarkett was presented with the award for Product of the Year in the Floor Covering category at a gala ceremony last night (November 27), beating off strong competition from nine other entries. Tarkett was also shortlisted with iQ Surface in the Surface Product of the Year Category.

GRAHAM appointed to Procure Partnerships National Framework @GRAHAMGroupUK

National contractor GRAHAM has been appointed to the Procure Partnerships National Framework, which will run for four years and is valued at £8 billion to support the delivery of public sector facilities across England and Wales.

Procure Partnerships is structured around 10 regional frameworks, divided into 20 lots to provide local delivery with national governance. GRAHAM has been appointed to nine lots, consisting of six lots for works valued at £4m-£12m in Yorkshire, East Midlands, East of England, London and South East, and three lots for contracts over £12m in value across the East of England, London and South East.

British Gypsum Reveals Its National Trophy Winners @britishgypsum

British Gypsum hosted its first National Trophy Awards evening at the Saint-Gobain Multi-Comfort Centre in London on Tuesday 26th November 2019, with guests from the UK’s leading contractors.

This National Trophy celebrates the very best in British craftsmanship and skills in traditional plastering and modern plasterboard systems. It is designed to recognise the contribution contractors make to the construction industry.

Bernard Exton Supplies is the latest partner to join NBG @NBGLLP @ExtonsUK

National Buying Group (NBG) is growing its list of partners once again as Bernard Exton Supplies is the latest to join the group of independent builders merchants.

Extons is the UK’s leading roofing material supplier to London and the home counties. The company offers a complete range of roofing products and systems at competitive prices and is committed to supplying the most up to date roofing products and systems.

Tarkett shortlisted for edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020 @TarkettGroup @edieconference

Tarkett has been shortlisted for the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2020.

The global flooring manufacturer is a finalist in the Circular Economy Innovation of the Year category, going up against nine other companies for the award.

Common Winter Flooring Issues and How to Avoid Them @lifestylefloor

As the days and nights become much colder, wooden floors are exposed to a variety of issues. As wood is known to be a hygroscopic material, it’s ultimately impacted by changes in humidity and temperature. This means, in the winter months, the planks can start to shrink.

When wooden flooring changes in shape, it leaves behind a number of unsightly issues. Lifestyle Flooring UK reveals their top tips for how to avoid common winter flooring troubles.

REHAU CELEBRATE SCOPE SUCCESS @REHAUWindows @scope

REHAU employees from all across the UK have reached the peak of their charitable endeavours to raise money for the UK disability equality charity, Scope.

Setting a mighty target of £12,000, REHAU employees are now only £300 away after toughing out a whole host of challenging fundraisers, including the brutal task of climbing the infamous Three Peaks.

Scope lead the way when it comes to campaigning relentlessly for everyday equality and to achieve a fairer society for disabled people. The team at REHAU UK have been supporting and donating to the charity since late 2017, with efforts doubled over the last year.

Geberit receives BBA certification @GeberitUK

Geberit has achieved certification from the British Board of Agrément (BBA) for its Silent-PP drainage system.

The enhanced certification confirms Geberit Silent-PP to be compliant with English, Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish building regulations. In addition, all the rigorous testing is carried out to EN standards contained within all building regulations.