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

China bans plastic waste imports

China bans plastic waste imports

A Chinese ban on the import of plastic waste poses major challenges for the UK’s recycling industry, which ships more scrap to China and Hong Kong than any other destination. British companies have shipped more than 2.7m tonnes of plastic scrap to China and Hong Kong since 2012 – nearly

Hemp home wins LABC Building Excellence Award

Hemp house

The Hemp House project at Bassingham, Lincolnshire, has been awarded the title of Best Individual New House at the Grand Final of the LABC Building Excellence Awards. Architects Stephen George + Partners (SGP) worked closely with owners, Paul Rea and Nicola Jones, to create a comfortable 21st century home that

Electric cars seem greener but are we ready?

Electric vehicles

Following the recent government announcement of plans to prohibit all petrol and diesel vehicles by the year 2040, Britain's motorists are weighing up the idea of switching to the perceived ‘greener’ electric vehicles more than ever before.   New research from Money SuperMarket aims to determine just how viable this switch is.