How to build houses and save the countryside

How to build houses and save the countryside

The recent publication of ‘How to build houses and save the countryside’ by former CPRE chief executive Shaun Spiers, which pulls together many of the debates and issues that dominated his time with us. Its timing is particularly pertinent given the current consultation on national planning rules, given its exploration

Social housing providers tour district heating schemes

Social housing providers tour district heating schemes

Social housing providers recently took a look behind the scenes of one of the UK's most successful district heating schemes in Sheffield. The free half-day tour and seminar was being hosted by the heat network owner and operator Sheffield City Council together with its service partner Switch2 Energy and The

New energy legislation could prove huge shock to UK landlords

New energy legislation could provide huge shock to UK landlords

New research from landlord insurance specialists Just Landlords has exposed a nationwide ignorance to a new law that will come into effect on 1st April for all new lets and relets, and for all existing tenancies on 1st April 2020.   The survey highlighted some incredible discoveries and potentially costly news for

Green Summit for Greater Manchester

Green Summit for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester has set out its ambitions to become one of the leading green city-regions in the UK and Europe, at its inaugural Green Summit held on Wednesday 21 March 2018. The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, together with local leaders, wants to bring Greater Manchester’s date for achieving

Living with Wood – a CLT Grand Design

Living with Wood – a CLT Grand Design

Visitors to the Surface Design Show held at the Business Design Centre, London, Wednesday 7 February 2018 will be able to hear about The County Down Barn – a stunning home designed by architect Micah Jones and featuring PEFC-certified cross laminated timber (CLT).   The project was featured in the latest