As housebuilders look to enhance the saleability and energy efficiency performance of new homes, Marley has further extended its renewable system package with the launch of new solar inverter and battery storage solutions.
The A Proctor Group have been supplying construction membranes for over 30 years, and then, as now, most of the mainstream housing in the UK was built using truss rafters with insulation placed across the ceiling. This type of construction, a “cold pitched roof”, leaves a large, unheated, and uninsulated void above the habitable spaces.
Isover Spacesaver Plus insulation is a comprehensive solution for enhanced thermal comfort in our homes. It boasts advanced thermal properties (thermal conductivity 0.040 W/m.K) that improve comfort and home owner satisfaction by reducing heat loss in winter and limiting heat gain in summer. Isover Spacesaver Plus helps to create more comfortable living spaces through stabilisation of indoor temperatures, as well as improving energy efficiency a…
Environment Bank is a trusted national brand with secure BNG solutions to offer developers a clean break from all liabilities. Delivering gains for nature across England, EB provide nationwide access to high-integrity off-site Biodiversity Units. Since the Environment Act 2021 passed, EB has been hard at work creating a national network of Habitat Banks – generating the off-site Biodiversity Units required by developers to satisfy their stringen…
With the new updates to the NHBC standards, leading building products manufacturer Glidevale Protect is supporting housebuilders, developers, architects and contractors with reliable technical information and a wide range of compliant solutions.
GL have been designing and manufacturing safety alarms for over a decade. New for 2024 GL are proud to launch a multi-sensor smoke and heat alarm for homes with battery storage, drawing from our knowledge in this area. With the loft becoming a plant room for batteries and inverters in new-build homes, the mains-powered multi-sensor smoke and heat alarm with a hard-wired control switch ensures optimum safety without the homeowner needing to enter…
For housebuilders wanting to create the most innovative and imaginative architectural brickwork detail, modern offsite construction means that genuine character can be added without significant cost increases. Technically advanced, offsite steel-backed brick slip installations are guaranteed to enable intricate brick detail to flourish on site and ensure an exceptional finish every time.
Reducing energy consumption and futureproofing homes has never been more important which is why Keystone continues to innovate. Its award-winning Hi-therm+ Lintel has upgraded insulation, delivering a 20% improvement in thermal performance, ensuring it leads the pack when it comes to construction sustainability.
After two delays, mandatory BNG comes into effect for most new sites on February 12. Suzie Mayes reports on what the 10% uplift involves and the challenges and opportunities for housebuilders
The Future is now
The delayed Future Homes Standard consultation launched in December. Suzie Mayes considers its main aspects and gathers the industry’s views, also on the issues around delivering zero carbon ready homes
The Interview – Ben Leather, Spitfire Homes
Since becoming md of Spitfire Homes in 2019, Ben Leather has directed the once purely bespoke firm’s expansion into the wider market. He talks to Suzie Mayes about a more standardised approach, keeping the SME’s identity and the troubled planning system
Celebrating the best in site management
NHBC recently honoured the Supreme Award winners and runners up of its prestigious Pride in the Job competition. Housebuilder reveals those site managers who triumphed and underlines the importance of the contest in creating quality homes