In this issue, we bring you news on the industry's reactions to the Queen's Speech, construction activity expanding, and more.

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Industry welcomes planning overhaul in Queen’s Speech

Confirmation of the Planning Bill, which includes a raft of changes to the system, has been announced in the Queen’s Speech, as well as a new Building Safety Regulator in the wake of Grenfell. The Queen announced that the Planning Bill will “modernise the planning system, so that more homes can be built.” Following the publication of the Housing White Paper.... Read more...
Published 12/05/2021 via

Queen’s Speech to centre on planning overhaul

New laws aiming to enable the UK to “build back better and stronger from the pandemic” are set to be unveiled in today’s Queen’s Speech, including an overhaul of the planning system to increase building rates across the UK. The Government’s new legislative programme is focused on supporting the nation’s recovery from the pandemic, as well as.... Read more...
Published 11/05/2021 via

Architects, not Architecture – Virtual World Tour 2020/2021

Architects, not Architecture is turning five and we are celebrating it with a series of virtual events around the world. Since “AnA” can’t travel as we used to, they are taking you on a tour around the globe where they “visit” selected cities and virtually meet some of their most relevant architects until May 2021. Together with you, AnA are touring the world to listen.... Read more...
Published 27/04/2021 via

Construction activity expands at fastest rate since 2014

The construction industry’s March output expanded at the fastest rate since September 2014, according to PMI activity data across the sector for the period, signalling a bounceback from the pandemic. IHS Markit’s UK Construction PMI Total Activity Index for March showed that the UK construction sector’s recovery had “gained considerable momentum.... Read more...
Published 09/04/2021 via

Top decking choices

Stefan Holmes of Millboard Decking discusses the main considerations for choosing between materials when it comes to specifying decking. While timber was once the default option when it came to choosing decking material, that is now far from the case. Today, alternatives are available that will often provide better value and a closer fit with the.... Read more...
Published 09/04/2021 via

It’s time for timber

Andrew Orriss of the Structural Timber Association explains the basics around choosing structural timber, and why it holds so much promise for self-builds, particularly on sustainability grounds. Structural timber is now used across over a quarter of all new homes in the UK. For self-builders, the material offers an exceptionally cost-effective.... Read more...
Published 01/04/2021 via

Why decking is the must-have investment for homeowners in 2021

Spring and summer are now in sight, which means one thing: it’s easier to make the most of the outdoors again. And for many, the arrival of better weather and longer days means getting their garden back to its best so it can be enjoyed throughout the warmer months. One of the most popular ways to make the most of an outdoor space is the use of decking.... Read more...
Published 23/03/2021 via

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