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Contents June 2015


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Funding SME builders is key in solving the housing shortage


With housebuilding a key feature in the general election, Hampshire Trust Bank’s Robert Grigg, managing director (Property Finance), looks at how increased finance options for small developers will help increase their growth and ability to build new properties


47 Innovations in efficiency


Phil Brown of Pilkington UK Ltd explores how contemporary innovations in the glazing industry are helping housebuilders create high performing, cost effective homes


54


Natural slate – when reputation and integrity counts


As SIGA Slate marks its 10th anniversary, Amanda Green, marketing manager, takes a look at why reputation and integrity count for everything when it comes to specifying natural slate


57 Smart thinking


Tennant, Marketing Director of smart homes specialists Cyberhomes, discusses the latest automation technology and features that house-buyers are increasingly looking for


63


Selection, selection, selection... The key to a successful natural stone project


The Stone Federation explains exactly what needs to be considered when selecting stone for a project – from selecting the correct stone to choosing the right professional for the job


HEADLINES


7 Help to Buy equity loan extended to 2020


24 Reinventing a 1970s estate to meet the needs


of today’s North London homeowners


ALSO IN THIS ISSUE... Industry news


Events


Industry Movers Editor’s Focus


PRODUCTS


Appointments & News...................................26 Bathrooms & Wetrooms.................................27 Building Products & Services................27 - 28 Cladding & Facades................................28 - 30 Doors, Windows & Conservatories....30 - 33 Fires & Fireplaces..............................................40 Finance & Insurance...............................41 - 45 Floors & Floor Coverings...............................45 Glass & Glazing........................................46 - 48 Groundworks & Sewage Treatment............49 Heating & Renewable Energy.......................49 Kitchens & Appliances...........................50 - 51 Landscaping & External Finishes........51 - 52 Plant, Tools & Equipment.............................52 Pools & Spas.......................................................52 Roofing.......................................................52 - 56 Smart-Home Technology...................57 - 59 Smoke & Fire Protection................................59 Stairs, Balustrades & Balconies.............59 - 60 Stonework & Masonry............................61 - 65 Timber & Joinery..............................................65


Classified & Directory..........................66 - 67 HbD


London City Island


Te second phase of London’s ‘mini Manhattan’ is launched, comprising of 417 new homes for the city Page 14


Government appoints new Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government


Housing sector responds to Queen’s Speech


Features in this issue


Finance & Insurance Glass & Glazing Roofing Smart-Home Technology Stonework & Masonry


Showcase Eco & Green Products


News


Funding Circle provides new form of Housing Finance


Plus the latest news, events and products


www.hbdonline.co.uk Housebuilder & Developer 4 - 25


12 - 13 23 26


Eco & Green Products Showcase 34 - 40


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Cover image of London City Island © Eco World Ballymore For more information go to page 14


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