There are a wide range of designs, from traditional to modern such as the Essential collection, focused on plain monochrome colours, the Serenity collection with significant veins, or the popular Noble collection with a natural appearance inspired by world-known marbles as well as with modern 3D structures and a concrete look.
Moulded Concrete Legato™ - or ‘Lego’ - blocks can be used as a modular building method providing superior strength and stability for a number of construction purposes. Like their ‘Lego’ namesake, concrete Legato™ blocks fit easily together and can be stacked, taken apart, and reassembled to create almost any design. As the concrete blocks can be reused time and time again they are a very sustainable building solution.
With a further uplift in energy efficiency standards expected with the next release of Part L, the challenge for manufacturers is to provide merchants with innovative product solutions to assist housebuilders in meeting these ever more stringent energy ratings in a cost effective manner. Products such as Keystone’s Hi-therm+ Lintels offer a cost effective solution to lowering carbon emissions and improving the building fabric. The innovative ...
SWOT reveals soaring demand amid other concerns
Housebuilder’s annual SWOT analysis asks the views of an expert panel on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats the industry currently faces. After 2020’s Covid fears, Ben Roskrow finds a return to some level of normality, but with huge demand complicated by material shortages and planning woes. And the pandemic has left its mark
The Interview – Mark Edworthy, Peter Andrew, David Jervis, Burrington Estates
Burrington Estates is a South West-based SME with big growth ambitions. Suzie Mayes talks to three members of the team about expanding, taking on the challenges of being a smaller builder and the plan to become the “Tesla” of housebuilding
Hub of training activity
In May, NHBC launched its first Training Hub in Tamworth. Housebuilder finds out about the successes and lessons learned so far in the mission to raise quality in the industry