High-rise buildings – who is responsible for their safety?

High-rise buildings – who is responsible for their safety?

High-rise buildings – who is responsible for their safety? The Grenfell Tower tragedy sparked the most important review of building safety legislation  in the history of the UK. The ‘Building a Safer Future’ report (the Report), published by Dame Judith Hackitt...
A price worth paying? Zero Carbon Homes

A price worth paying? Zero Carbon Homes

A price worth paying? Zero Carbon Homes Zero carbon homes refers to residential buildings designed and constructed with a primary focus on minimizing carbon emissions. These homes are part of the UK’s efforts to combat climate change, reduce greenhouse gas...
The Building Safety Act – The New Raft of Regulations

The Building Safety Act – The New Raft of Regulations

The Building Safety Act – The New Raft of Regulations In one of our previous updates about the Building Safety Act 2022 (“BSA”) which you can find here, we explained how April 2022 saw one of the biggest legislative changes to the UK building industry in close...
Construction Adjudications – The Do’s and Don’ts

Construction Adjudications – The Do’s and Don’ts

Construction Adjudications – The Do’s and Don’ts Adjudication is an alternative method for resolving disputes, without resorting to lengthy and expensive court proceedings. Originally the intention of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996...
New JCT forms of building contract, 2024 Editions expected soon

New JCT forms of building contract, 2024 Editions expected soon

New JCT forms of building contract, 2024 Editions expected soon The JCT announced at an event on 16 June 2023 that new editions of its contracts will be published in 2024. Further information regarding the expected changes was provided in July 2023 where the JCT...
Development Finance – What are my Options?

Development Finance – What are my Options?

Development Finance – What are my Options? The ability to successfully deliver a profitable development project depends on getting the right funding arrangements in place. The decision on how to fund your project is one of the most significant challenges facing...
What is Biodiversity Net Gain?

What is Biodiversity Net Gain?

What is Biodiversity Net Gain? Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is an approach to development and planning which aims to leave the natural environment in a measurably better state than beforehand. The objective is that development will impact the environment in a positive...
Tackling Insurance Problems in Commercial Fit-Out Projects

Tackling Insurance Problems in Commercial Fit-Out Projects

Tackling Insurance Problems in Commercial Fit-Out Projects As a tenant of a commercial building, finding a new space can be an exciting time for the business as a whole. But once you have found it, consideration then turns to the fit out. There are many considerations...
Delays in construction works due to adverse weather

Delays in construction works due to adverse weather

Delays in construction works due to adverse weather   We are fast approaching the end of 2022 and the spirit of Christmas is building up as the shops are stocking up on Christmas trees, decorations, gifts, food and wines. While some are excitedly looking forward...
Real Estate: The property market in 2023 

Real Estate: The property market in 2023 

Real Estate: The property market in 2023  For many of us, Christmas is a much needed chance to pause for breath, to enjoy precious time with family and friends and to reflect on the year that has gone by. It heralds an opportunity to step back from the daily pressures...