Government Response to the Low Carbon Construction IGT Report

The Government response to the final report of the Low Carbon Construction IGT was published. While encompassing all of the 65 recommendations, the Government response focuses on the key themes identified by the IGT: Demonstrating the benefits and opportunities of low carbon construction through leadership and cooperation across the private and public Continue Reading

Extensions and Conservatory’s require planning permits

People thinking of adding a conservatory to their property might want to seek planning permission from the local authority before they begin work. Deputy chief executive officer for the Glass and Glazing Federation Giles Willson said this is “the first issue” homeowners will need to address when building this structure. Continue Reading

Changes needed’ before housing construction improves

It is unlikely difficulties in the UK housing market will be significantly resolved in the near future, one expert has argued. Steve Lees, director at property website SmartNewHomes, said greater availability for “mortgage finance and the supply of land for development” is needed before the situation can “improve drastically”. However, Continue Reading

Photogrammetry Services

The well known Mobile Surveying Solution provider and Measured Survey experts are now offering quite a unique service with their new Photogrammetry Service and Photogrammetry Surveys. Photogrammetry is the practice of obtaining information about physical objects through the process of recording, measuring, and interpreting photographic images. It is particularly useful Continue Reading

Renovations sector ‘has bottomed out’

It seems the home improvement industry is finally recovering from the global financial crisis, according to one expert. Jason Orme, editor of Homebuilding and Renovating, said “all of the evidence” indicates that the market has bottomed out and is “now moving up”. Developments to upgrade people’s property have been “relatively Continue Reading

Bicester eco-town to be built

Planning permission has been granted for a major environmentally-friendly development in Bicester. Cherwell District Council confirmed the project, which will involve the construction of 393 homes and a 400 sq m renewable energy centre with car parking, service infrastructure and amenity spaces, will go ahead. Furthermore, outline planning permission was Continue Reading