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New partnership paves way for major docklands apartment scheme

Date: Fri 21st July 2017

Like other parts of London's docklands, the Royal Docks in Silvertown have undergone considerable development in the last 30 years, but more is now on the way. An area that already includes London City Airport and the ExCel exhibition centre - also known as the London International Events... More >

Categories: Thermal Insulation - Wet Room Waterproofing



Contracts awarded for Palace of Westminster revamp

Date: Thu 20th July 2017

It has often been joked that the only man ever to enter the Houses of Parliament with honest intentions was Guy Fawkes, but while he went in with a load of gunpowder intending to blow the place sky high, the building of today is in danger of falling down of its own accord. The dilapidated state of... More >

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Cladding firm wins contract for 42-storey building

Date: Tue 18th July 2017

Cladding has been in the news every day for the last couple of months, following the Grenfell Tower fire, and the situation may have persuaded the uninformed that this method of protecting and insulating a tall building is a dangerous or unwise one. However, the reality is that cladding is still... More >

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Old Stockport mill set for residential transformation

Date: Tue 18th July 2017

A former mill that has been blighted by vandals, squatters and free runners in the last few years is set to be transformed into a modern, 21st century apartment block.  Elisabeth Mill in the Reddish area of Stockport was built in 1874 and is a Grade II-listed building, but both it and the... More >

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Heathrow in major noise insulation offer to homes

Date: Fri 14th July 2017

The long-running debate on the airport capacity of the south-east has had many angles, not least the potential problems faced by those living in areas closest to Heathrow Airport. For many, however, this is already a big issue. In recognition of this, airport bosses have just offered extra noise... More >

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Haringey Council plans innovative housing development

Date: Wed 12th July 2017

Haringey Council is in the process of agreeing a new development plan with a private company to improve the area’s housing stock. It is expected the project will lead to 6,400 new homes in the area, as well as bringing additional facilities such as a new school, retail space, health centre... More >

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Charities call for fuel poverty action

Date: Tue 11th July 2017

Following figures recently released by the government, two charities have raised concerns about the level of fuel poverty in the UK. A report by National Energy Action (NEA) and Energy Action Scotland (EAS) estimates that around 9,600 elderly people are facing possible death this winter due to... More >

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Cornwall 'needs more insulation'

Date: Thu 6th July 2017

Fuel poverty has been a growing issue in recent years amid stagnating incomes and soaring energy prices, but the solution has often been found in greater home energy efficiency. While measures such as double glazing, newer and more modern boilers and micro-renewables can all play a part, good... More >

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Leeds mills set for transformation into apartments

Date: Wed 5th July 2017

Leeds may not have quite led the way in the building of new apartments across Britain, but it is certainly one of the busier cities in this sector of the housebuilding industry.   Like Manchester and London, many of Leeds’ new apartments are sleek steel and glass towers, with the... More >

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Major housing development set for Cambridge

Date: Tue 4th July 2017

A major new housing development is set to be built next to Cambridge Airport, the latest of several large projects around the fringes of the city.   Named Wing, the development will be delivered by housebuilder Hill, which signed a deal with Marshall Group, one of the biggest landowners in the... More >

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Former shipping offices transformed into a hotel

Date: Tue 4th July 2017

At any time, a number of buildings might be undergoing a significant transformation as they are given a makeover and transformed for a new use.    Whether it is a former factory or mill, warehouse or offices, many buildings with considerable history and heritage are being revamped and... More >

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Insulation - the sector that keeps on growing

Date: Fri 30th June 2017

A new report has revealed that the insulation sector is continuing to grow around the world, and should continue to do so at a rapid rate over the next seven years.    The study was carried out by Global Market Insights, a research firm based in Delaware in the US. It found that the... More >

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Energy-efficient Moray housing project gets backing from council

Date: Fri 30th June 2017

A large new housing project has been given the green light, despite fears it is too big.   Moray council has backed a plan by Springfield Properties to build an 870-home development in the town, which lies east of Inverness.    It will be constructed in two parts, one between Elgin... More >

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Expert panel to advise on safety following Grenfell fire

Date: Wed 28th June 2017

A new expert panel put in place by the government may help provide councils, private landlords and social housing providers with the knowledge and advice they need regarding insulation in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. While the cause of the fire - a faulty fridge-freezer - has been... More >

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Thermal insulation market tipped for significant growth

Date: Tue 27th June 2017

The market for thermal building insulation is set to grow considerably over the coming years, according to a new report published this week. Global Market Insights collected data from all over the world and said it believes the market size for such products will surpass $34.9 billion (£27.4... More >

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Scottish regeneration project given commendation

Date: Tue 27th June 2017

A regeneration project that involves the construction of a significant number of houses in Scotland has been given a commendation. The redevelopment of the housing estate at Fraser Avenue in Inverkeithing is ongoing, but it has already been recognised for its quality at the prestigious Saltire... More >

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Council agrees to build low as riverside blueprint passed

Date: Mon 26th June 2017

Woolwich Council has given the green light to a plan to transform the riverside area of Charlton, with a specific guarantee that the developments will be largely of a low-rise nature.   While some parts of London have seen residential properties of ever greater height being built, the local... More >

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Awards ceremony to recognise excellence in insulation

Date: Fri 23rd June 2017

The UK insulation industry is set for its first ever awards ceremony to recognise the excellence of the sector and its major role in the economy, tackling fuel poverty, protecting the environment and providing jobs and training.    Originally scheduled to be held on June 27th at the Great... More >

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Flood resilience 'vital for future-proofing Britain's housing stock'

Date: Thu 22nd June 2017

The importance of flood resilience when building new homes is a topic the construction sector cannot ignore, an expert has argued.   Director of the BRE Centre for Resilience Dr Stephen Garvin said the need for homes to be made flood-resilient is one that is sure to be prominent in the years... More >

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Insurance warning for home renovators

Date: Wed 21st June 2017

 Millions of UK homeowners have carried out home improvements in recent years, with enhancements to bathrooms coming top of the list, a GoCompare.com survey has shown. However, while this could boost the value of their home and make it more enjoyable to live in, the price comparison site has... More >

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Councils plan Black Country blueprint

Date: Tue 20th June 2017

A new core strategy for the future development of the Black Country region is being drawn up by the councils covering the region in recognition of its changing economic and demographic situation.   While the cluster of towns north and west of Birmingham gained its nickname from the coal and... More >

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Birmingham's potential Commonwealth housing legacy

Date: Tue 20th June 2017

Birmingham's bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games was officially launched this week, and the city council believes the sporting event could help create new housing in the area.    The UK's second largest city had already been gearing up to bid for the 2026 Games, but brought its... More >

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Former factory set for sweetest of conversions

Date: Fri 16th June 2017

For many years, Rowntree and the city of York were synonymous, a sweet maker whose influence was such that local football side York City even briefly switched to a chocolate-and-cream striped kit in the 1930s in tribute. But times have changed.   Rowntree was subsequently taken over by Nestle... More >

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Baltic developments boost for Liverpool

Date: Wed 14th June 2017

The phrase "It's Baltic" usually means the weather is rather cold, but for insulation fitters in Liverpool it's a word they will soon be associating with fitting work to ensure new apartments and hotel rooms stay very warm.   Liverpool's answer to London's Silicon... More >

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Huge golf and housing project planned for former hall site

Date: Tue 13th June 2017

A major development featuring a new hotel, a championship-standard golf course and over 1,000 homes has been proposed for a site in Bolton, Greater Manchester.   Peel Land and Property has submitted a planning application to Bolton Council for its proposed redevelopment of the Hulton Hall... More >

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Conservative housing policy may be survivor of manifesto "pruning"

Date: Tue 13th June 2017

In the aftermath of the shock general election result, there is considerable uncertainty about how the Conservative government will proceed with its programme. However, the housing policies in the manifesto may be more likely than others to proceed.   The Conservatives have been in discussions... More >

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Celtic seek permission for new hotel and museum complex

Date: Mon 12th June 2017

Celtic Football Club have enjoyed a dream season on the field - and now they plan to create something special off it too.   The Scottish champions are seeking planning permission to build a new hotel and museum complex adjacent to their Celtic Park stadium in the Parkhead area of... More >

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Leicester Passivhaus scheme recognised for green credentials

Date: Fri 9th June 2017

A recently-built environmentally-friendly housing scheme in Leicester has won a prestigious industry award thanks to its energy-efficient credentials.   Saffron Acres has been awarded the 2017 East Midlands Residential Award by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors for its innovative and... More >

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Massive regeneration of Swansea city centre approved

Date: Thu 8th June 2017

Swansea city centre is set for a huge transformation after the city council approved a masterplan that will transform the area.    The opening phase of the £500 million Swansea Central Scheme will include the transformation of the St David's Shopping Centre into a retail and... More >

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Housebuilding pushes construction activity to 17-month high

Date: Tue 6th June 2017

The UK construction sector has seen the sharpest rise in activity in 17 months, with housebuilding reasserting itself as the strongest area of activity.   Housebuilding has risen overall in recent years, but the rate of growth stuttered somewhat in the last few months, Prompting some to... More >

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