b'From humble beginnings in the Cooper family\xe2\x80\x99s garage to a turnover of almost \xc2\xa315 million during 2022/23, WMS underfloor heating is celebrating 20 years in business and its sustained commitment to thrive together with customers. Founded in 2003, the Hertfordshire-headquartered company is now one of the UK\xe2\x80\x99s leading suppliers and installers of underfloor heating systems for new build developments in the UK.'
b'Housebuilders are showing a keen interest in specifying Celotex Thermaclass Cavity Wall 21 for use in traditional build cavity walls. Celotex Thermaclass[AT1] Cavity Wall 21 is a tested full-fill cavity wall application that enhances thermal performance. It is a polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation board, with a thermal performance 0.021 W/m.K, improving the achievable U value.'
b'The housebuilding industry is facing Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) legislation that brings challenges in planning, costs and the economics of new projects \xe2\x80\x93 but also the trailing risk of 30 years of biodiversity gains and monitoring. It is vital that solutions to BNG and the trailing risks are found, otherwise housebuilders will be blamed for failures and fines, if open spaces are mismanaged or left in the hands of unwitting homeown…
b"Construction and building sites can be dangerous places to work. To help reduce the risk of accidents and injuries, it is important to have clear and visible signage that can guide workers to designated first aid points, emergency equipment, and nearest fire exits. That's why our range of temporary construction and building site signs are designed to do just that."
b'Design kitchen layouts exactly as your customer wants. Never be restricted by a conventional hood again with an AEG Extractor Hob, bringing our induction hob and powerful integrated extractor together for full freedom and limitless options in the kitchen.'
b'GL, one of the UK\xe2\x80\x99s leading providers of electric energy solutions has announced an OEM deal with the world-renowned Sunsynk brand to produce a brand new energy storage system for the new-build housing industry. The company which has been supplying electrical products to developers for more than 20 years, has a reputation of being a forward-thinking, trusted supplier. It now provides all-electric solutions to meet carbon-zero targe…
b'What people want from their homes is changing and it\xe2\x80\x99s crucial for housebuilders to keep up with these shifting priorities in order to remain competitive. Gone are the days of families prioritising open-plan living. The square footage of a home now needs to work harder and perform more functions than ever, leading to the rise of broken-plan living.'
b'Biodiversity net gain (BNG) is a way of measuring, monitoring, and mitigating the impact of a development on biodiversity. It\xe2\x80\x99s based on the idea that if development is going to happen, it should be done in a way that mitigates the impact on the local community and surrounding landscape.'
The Year Ahead
What’s in store for 2024? Suzie Mayes asks the industry for its hopes and predictions for the next 12 months while addressing the various issues to tackle, taking in politics, policies, and the economy.
The Interview – Matthew Pratt, Redrow
Matthew Pratt has been with Redrow for the past 20 years, spending the last three as ceo. He talks to Suzie Mayes about gradual evolution, challenging market conditions and how he wishes to help with the environment agenda.
NHBC gives an overview of its Standards for 2024, defining the technical requirements and performance standards for the design and construction of a new homes registration with the organisation.