Entries by Lyn

A Standard for Climate Change

In February, schoolchildren from around the globe went on strike to demand urgent action on climate change. It followed stark warnings within a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stating…

Cementing Compliance – Part L

Over the past 100 years, through-wall construction has probably never seen such a period of significant change as what it has experienced in recent years. Traditional products that have become ingrained in building practices now require adapting because of changes to standards and performance requirements – most notably in relation to fire and thermal.   […]

MMC – The Impact on Skill Requirments

If the ambition of 300,000 homes was met by home building using current construction methods, it would require an additional 195,000 workers by 2025. Read the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) report summary. This research was carried out to consider the effect that increased uptake of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in home building could […]

Offsite: a healthier way of delivering homes

England is short of four million homes. There are at least 320,000 homeless people throughout Britain and over a million on housing waiting lists. Needless to say, the housebuilding industry needs to change. The only way this can happen is if we look in on ourselves and our own behaviour and acknowledge our shortcomings; something […]

James Jones partners with Ockwells

James Jones Timber Systems Division forms partnership with Ockwells to offer stairwell protection systems to UK housebuilders. James Jones & Sons’ Timber Systems Division, the maker of the UK’s market-leading I-Joist system, JJI-Joists, has entered into a partnership with specialist building and protection materials manufacturer Ockwells, which will see it recommending Ockwells’ Stairwell Hatch System […]