Deleterious materials in construction contracts

The inclusion of deleterious or prohibited material clauses in both building contracts and professional appointment documents is widespread within the construction industry. Whilst the form of these clauses will vary from contract to contract, their common purpose is to prohibit the use of unsuitable or dangerous materials in construction projects. Jonathan Hyndman, Partner... View Article

A template for sustainable design

A new headquarters in the Netherlands has shown that a non-traditional approach to project delivery and a hands-on approach to sourcing material can pay dividends. Field trips to other countries to look at materials and an engaged team of sub-contractors,... View Article

The world’s first Miscanthus bale house

In an idyllic location in West Wales, a house is being built. However, this is no ordinary house. In what is believed to be a world first, its walls are being built out of Miscanthus bales. A collaborative project by... View Article

Taylor Lane completes MOD Housing Development

Taylor Lane Timber Frame has supplied and erected timber frame kits for 322 three and four bedroom homes for service personnel and their families based at barracks on and around Salisbury Plain. The circa £70 million housing development in Tidworth,... View Article
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GGF President highlights positive changes

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is looking forward to a very positive future, despite some media speculation of internal disruption as the organisation undergoes a transitional period. John Agnew, GGF President issued the following statement to reassure GGF Members... View Article
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GGF Lifetime Achievement Award

To continue its 40-year celebration, the GGF is delighted to announce the launch of “The GGF Lifetime Achievement Award.” This award will be presented at the G17 Awards Gala Dinner on 17th November at the Park Lane Hilton Hotel to... View Article
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GGF announces changes to senior management team

Following the recent departures from the Helix Group its parent company, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) is pleased to announce the interim replacements to ensure clients of the GGF’s subsidiary companies can look forward to a smooth transition and... View Article
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NIA announces new chairman

Following the departure of Tony Hardiman, Chair of the NIA Strategic Board in June the NIA has appointed his replacement as Derek Horrocks, Chairman of the Sustainable Energy Group and previously Vice Chair of the NIA. Commenting on his new... View Article