Oct 24, 2017 Last Updated 11:02 AM, Oct 5, 2017
This year’s UK Construction Week promises to be the most impressive yet, with 35,000 visitors and more than 650 exhibitors. It takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from 10 to 12th October.
The kitchen is the most dangerous room in UK homes, whilst also being the most under protected. James King, Sales Director at FireAngel, highlights the level of risk associated with household kitchens…
East Yorkshire’s newest family attraction, William’s Den, is enjoying a very busy first season, and it’s not hard to see why with such exceptional play facilities.
With classroom sizes steadily on the rise, space is increasingly becoming a valuable commodity for many schools these days.
Those responsible for the construction of sports surfaces or facilities will have the opportunity to learn from the industry’s leading opinion formers, further their career prospects and see new products and services…

London Build returns

London Build is back from 25 to 26th October with more content, networking and entertainment than ever before, and you can sign up for a free ticket today.
The tragedy at Grenfell Tower has highlighted the need for closer attention to be paid to fire safety when constructing high-rise buildings.
Forest Pennant, the commercial brand of Forest of Dean Stone Firms, has completed a public art commission in Bristol, supplying bespoke-cut slabs of Pennant sandstone for a reinstated public highway and social…
When specifying building products for a public sector care home environment, it goes without saying that, alongside budget considerations, it’s vital to have residents’ needs front of mind. A successful care home…
With the publication of the revised memorandum – HTM 04-01: Safe water in healthcare premises – the Department of Health (DH) has set a renewed and strong focus on the control of…
A high-quality new home development has provided 32 much-needed affordable flats and houses for residents in Bristol.
Here Tracy Kirk, General Manager of Sales and Marketing for Hochiki Europe, tells PSBJ why the life safety sector needs to focus on educating duty holders across the public sector built environment…
The demand for social housing in the UK continues to grow at a much faster rate than its current level of supply. Figures from Shelter suggest that there are more than 1.8…
As urban spaces for sport and leisure become increasingly difficult to secure, local authorities and private investors will soon need to take an innovative approach to utilising existing plots. Here Gary Johnson,…
In this article, Jeff Hewitt, Civica’s Executive Director for Housing and Asset Management, discusses how evolving technology and a data-rich approach will change our future social housing sector for the better.
The Vijay Patel Building, located at the heart of the De Montfort University campus in Leicester, has been a truly remarkable project and has seen the transformation of an outdated tower block…

Scotland Build 2017

Scotland Build is back on November 22nd & 23rd with more content, more networking and more entertainment than ever before, and you can sign up for a free ticket today.

London Build 2017

The leading construction event for London, takes place next month on October 25th & 26th at the Olympia London. The show brings together the entire construction industry from London and across the…
Huddersfield is undergoing major regeneration, with new developments including the £27m university building and the upcoming £15m facelift of Kingsgate Shopping Centre all helping to modernise the Yorkshire town and boost the…
In April, the UK took a big step towards enjoying a more renewable future when the power system had its first coal-free day since the Industrial Revolution. It was a bright, windy…
The demand for social housing in the UK continues to grow at a much faster rate than its current level of supply. Figures from Shelter suggest that there are more than 1.8…
The past few years have seen substantial rationalisation and investment in local authority estates as councils seek to operate frontline and back of house services in a more cost-efficient manner.
In the shadow of the Grenfell Tower devastation, this year’s Fire Door Safety Week is gearing up for a hard-hitting message about fundamental regulatory reform.
Healthcare remains very much at the forefront of the Government’s cost-saving ambitions, with Lord Carter’s five-year plan continuing to be a key focus for healthcare estates professionals, and the ‘productivity and efficiency’…
Leisure Industry Week ended 2016 with a second consecutive year of consolidation, 8173 visitors representing a 2% increase, under the stewardship of Nick Orton and his hugely successful BodyPower team.
Pressures on the NHS are greater than ever; ageing hospital estates are often proving no longer fit for purpose, levels of available community care are insufficient and capacity issues continue to rise.
Landlords and housing authorities are responsible for hundreds of individuals and visitors on their premises. As such, it’s important to choose a flooring solution that not only provides safety to tenants but…
Social landlords need to be more cash-conscious than ever before and ensure their money is being invested in long-term solutions. Here Andrew Reid, Commercial Sales Director at Profile 22, explains why PVC-U…
The new Les Trèfles primary school in Anderlecht, Belgium, seamlessly blends educational innovation, sustainable design and attractive architecture.
Whether we like it or not, Brexit is happening. But over a year since the Referendum, uncertainty still surrounds the free movement of people, says Tsige Berhanu of Keystone Law.
With their expansive swimming pools, luxury spas and state-of-the-art gyms, leisure centres now offer an increasingly wide range of facilities. But as the services become more technologically advanced, leisure centres face a…
It’s common for public sector care facilities to be treated as purely a clinical space, prioritising the practical over the personal. When it comes to dementia care, this approach can be detrimental…
When opening the doors to its first patients later this year, the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital will be the largest in England to accommodate in-patients entirely in single en-suite bedrooms to…
“You’ll have to be quick”, is the advice from Construction Director of G-Frame Structures, Paul Goodge, to the photographer lined up to take pictures of the build, “we’re finishing on site on…
James Stephens, Managing Director of bathroom pod manufacturer Offsite Solutions, looks at the key specification considerations for factory-built bathrooms.
After supplying its award-winning range of educational seating products to the City of Glasgow College’s Riverside Campus in 2015, KI has now delivered over 6000 KI units to its City Campus.
Hard water affects around 15 million homes in the UK and most of these have no scale protection. Hard water wastes energy, shortens the life of boilers and appliances and causes the…
The new Royal Liverpool University Hospital – a state-of-the-art, 13-storey healthcare complex – is due to be opened in summer 2018. Leading insulation manufacturer, Saint-Gobain Isover, has supplied national thermal insulation contractor,…
John McMullan from EPDM single-ply roofing specialist, Firestone Building Products, discusses the advantages of modular construction in fast-tracking school construction schemes, highlighting the example of Dean Trust Ardwick, Manchester.
The Grenfell Tower tragedy should represent a wake-up call for the construction industry, says Niall Rowan, Chief Operating Officer at the Association for Specialist Fire Protection.
Poor Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) can have a huge impact on the level of productivity and concentration in a classroom. Here Andy Williams, Technical Consultant at Jaga Heating Products UK, highlights the…
In its recent post-general election statement, the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) calls on the Government not to allow the uncertainties around Brexit and the hung Parliament to delay infrastructure projects. The NIC…
Leading property, construction and infrastructure consultancy, Pick Everard, has won a regional accolade for its work on delivering a brand-new leisure centre in Workington, Cumbria.
The energy services industry has come on leaps and bounds in recent years, with a host of advanced low-carbon technologies and energy storage solutions now vying for the attention of public sector…
The new £55m Bristol Business School is the jewel in the crown of the University of the West of England’s £300m capital investment programme across all its campuses. It has been designed…
The housing crisis in the South East has many armchair commentators keen to give their view on how it should be fixed and how ‘infill’ development is a potential solution without having…
Rob McGlennon of Deceuninck examines the very specific security considerations that are required when installing windows and doors in care homes.
Recent random terrorist atrocities in the UK – even deliberately targeting school-age children at the initial Ariana Grande concert in Manchester – has upped the stakes on keeping schools safe without turning…
Sergio Paldino from Delta Balustrades outlines the installation of the company’s Orbis system at Bolton Interchange, the new integrated transport hub in the Greater Manchester town.
An ambitious ground source heat pump retrofit scheme completed in just 10 weeks by Kensa Heat Pumps and Hanover Housing Association has been applauded by tenants and the industry, resulting in an…

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