From October 2015, new regulations for landlords have been put in place to ensure working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are installed in rental properties around the UK. The regulation states that there must be at least one alarm on every storey of a rental property.
In an ever-evolving industry such as the construction sector, we understand we have to make sure we’re not just meeting the customer needs of today, but that we’re also thinking about the needs of tomorrow. That’s why sustainability has always been such a huge part of our business.
Earlier this year, we launched a competition in partnership with the Milwaukee Yamaha British Superbike team, where Jewson customers were given the chance to win a pillion ride with one of the riders.
As you may have seen, the Government recently announced a target to build one million homes across England by 2020.
But according to a National Housing Federation (NHF) report, only 457,490 were actually built between 2011 and 2014, just over 50 per cent of the 974,000 the body said were needed.
Guest blog by Grant Sneddon, Product Manager at VELUX
A healthy indoor climate with plenty of daylight and fresh air is essential to our well-being and comfort. Therefore, it is important that building products contribute to a healthier and more sustainable way of designing buildings.
London City Hall has recently announced the launch of a new ‘Build Your Own Home’ register. Supported by the Mayor of London, the register is an online platform for people in the capital with a keen interest in building or designing their own homes.
Blog by Mark Rayfield, CEO
A survey taken by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has shown that chronic skills shortages are forcing 66 per cent of small construction firms to turn down new business due to a lack of resources. The figures also showed that firms are resorting to outsourcing work to avoid abandoning projects.