Friday24 October 2014


Chatsworth House

Sketch of the week: Chatsworth House

24 Oct 14

This week’s #buildingdoodle sketch is by Paul Holden, director at Peak Architects.

Didcot B burning

Image of the week: Inferno

24 Oct 14

Firefighters battle against the flames at Didcot B power station

GEG 2014 image 4

Good Employer Guide 2014: Results analysis

24 Oct 14 | By David Blackman

With recruitment and retention once again critical issues for the industry, here’s how this year’s top 50 employers are luring and keeping hold of key staff

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new houses

Reviewing the Lyons Review

23 Oct 14

The Lyons Review sets out a routemap to the construction of 200,000 homes a year, so what do private housebuilders and affordable housing landlords make of it?

Toy house

Always read the label: Home performance labelling

16 Oct 14

The amount of consumer information for home buyers is pitiful, but now a pilot project will test what better home performance labelling might look like in practice

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Sarah Richardson

Building on good news

24 Oct 14

With positive sector reports published this week, it’s important that the staff are found to support these numbers

Roger Hawkins

China deserves better architecture

24 Oct 14

China’s president recently called for an end to ‘weird architecture’ resulting from the construction boom, which could be good news for British designers

Sarah Richardson

Good Employer Guide 2014: The good will out

24 Oct 14

The 50 firms in this year’s guide lead the sector in terms of benefits, career development and staff satisfaction

Joey Gardiner

Look past the politics to Lyons Review details

24 Oct 14

On the face of it, Labour are the first party to produce a comprehensive plan to increase housebuilding 

Steve Douglas

Lyons: a roar or a whisper?

24 Oct 14

If Labour get in to power, it’ll be the Treasury that decides whether the Lyons Review will make a difference

Noble Francis

Growth outside of housing

23 Oct 14

The latest CPA/Barbour ABI Construction Index reached 132 in September, 3% higher than in August and 12% higher than one year earlier

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Serpentine Sackler Gallery

Wonders & blunders with Gill Parker

12 Sep 14

London resident Gill Parker thrills to the Sackler Gallery’s contemporary spirit but is less than charmed by a sixties housing estate that has ghettoised its residents

Florey building, Oxford

Wonders and blunders with Nicola Rutt

13 Jun 14

Nicola Rutt finds Oxford University’s Florey Building ‘brave and beautiful’, but thinks more recent student accommodation, Unite’s post-Olympic Stratford development, is ‘overbearing’ and ‘confused’

Pimlico wonder

Wonders and blunders with Andrew Henriques

3 Jun 14

Andrew Henriques believes that his old school in Pimlico, designed by John Bancroft in the sixties, was a shining example of brutalist architecture. While its replacement is a lesson in ticking boxes


Alan Brookes

Interview: Alan Brookes

24 Oct 14

The UK chief executive of EC Harris on parent company Arcadis’ acquisition of Hyder, and the firm’s own growth ambitions 

Pat Ward

Interview: Pat Ward

9 Oct 14

The new boss of Aggregate Industries is working overtime to ensure a recovering market has all the materials it needs and to improve the firm’s relationship with the supply chain

Steve Morgan

Interview: Steve Morgan

3 October 2014

Steve Morgan left Redrow in 2000 but returned five years ago to save the housebuilder he founded, now it’s posting record results

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